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Virginia Woolf ..
But looking for eloquent phrases I found none to stand beside your name.

(25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) 


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itwasthebestoflines:

“To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf (1927).

1:11 am  112 notes

itwasthebestoflines:

To the Lighthouseby Virginia Woolf (1927).

“… having a superstitious wish to begin To the Lighthouse the first day at Monks House. I now think I shall finish it in the two months there. The word ‘sentimental’ sticks in my gizzard (I’ll write it out of me in a story—). But this theme may be sentimental; father & mother & child in the garden: the death; the sail to the lighthouse. I think, though, that when I begin it I shall enrich it in all sorts of ways; thicken it; give it branches & roots which I do not perceive now. It might contain all characters boiled down; & childhood; & then this impersonal thing, which I’m dared to do by my friends, the flight of time, & the consequent break of unity in my design. That passage (I conceive the book in 3 parts: 1. at the drawing room window; 2. seven years passed; 3. the voyage:) interests me very much. A new problem like that breaks fresh ground in ones mind; prevents the regular ruts.”

— Virginia Woolf, from a diary entry on “To The Lighthouse

1:10 am  40 notes

“(But while I try to write, I am making up “To the Lighthouse”—the sea is to be heard all through it. I have an idea that I will invent a new name for my books to supplant “novel”. A new —— by Virginia Woolf. But what? Elegy?)”

Virginia Woolf, A Writer’s Diary

1:00 am  32 notes

 T.S. Eliot, in his obituary for Virginia Woolf,  from “The Bloomsbury Group: A Collection of Memoirs and Commentary”

12:32 am  135 notes

 T.S. Eliot, in his obituary for Virginia Woolf,  from “The Bloomsbury Group: A Collection of Memoirs and Commentary”

“Always, always, always I try to say what I feel.”

— Virginia Woolf in a letter to Vita Sackville-West

12:21 am  43 notes

“But its true I write quick— all in a splash; then feel—”

Virginia Woolf, Selected Letters

12:19 am  36 notes

“Shall we write a little book on poetry together?”

Virginia Woolf in a letter to Vita Sackville-West

12:02 am  26 notes

“… she tried to console herself with the reflection that one never knows how far other people feel the things they might be supposed to feel.”

Virginia Woolf, The Voyage Out

11:46 pm  15 notes

“All this … she observed with the greatest satisfaction as if her mind had become a fluid that flowed round things and enclosed them completely.”

Virginia Woolf, Orlando: A Biography

3:37 pm  35 notes

 Virginia Woolf, Orlando: A Biography

3:37 pm  56 notes

Virginia Woolf, Orlando: A Biography

“I am all the time thinking about poetry and fiction and also of Vita.”

— Virginia Woolf in a letter to Vita Sackville-West

3:37 pm  59 notes

“You are beautiful, beloved, chaste: and I am none of these things.”

Virginia Woolf in a letter to Vanessa Bell

6:55 pm  36 notes

“Why do I think of you so incessantly, see you so clearly the moment I’m in the least discomfort? … Like a child, I think if you were here, I should be happy.”

— Virginia Woolf in a letter to Vita Sackville-West

6:40 pm  59 notes

“I’m going to do nothing but sit in the sun, eat hugely, and watch landscapes. Thats the way I travel. Looking, looking, looking and making up phrases to match clouds. It is the passion of my life.”

— Virginia Woolf, Selected Letters

6:28 pm  151 notes