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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) 


“She was being melted; dispersed; dissolved into nothingness.”

— Virginia Woolf, Lappin and Lapinova

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“Potto said he was drawing you a picture—3 robin red breasts against the moon—but its still unfinished. Did you know that he has taken up art, to cure his heart? Neglect broke it.”

Virginia Woolf in a letter to Vita Sackville-West

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“For to him … she was and would ever be the Pink, the Pearl, the Perfection of her sex.”

Virginia Woolf, Orlando: A Biography

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an artistic & unorthodox painting of Virginia Woolf by Duncan Grant

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an artistic & unorthodox painting of Virginia Woolf by Duncan Grant

“Her body was wrapped round the pain as a damp sheet is folded over a wire.”

Virginia Woolffrom her essay ”Old Mrs. Grey”

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“If only he could be alone in his room working, he thought, among his books. That was where he felt at his ease.”

— Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

(Source: talesofpassingtime)

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Virginia Woolf, Orlando: A Biography

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Virginia Woolf, Orlando: A Biography

“… my heart goes out to you. But, it always seemed to add, “you break, you pass, you go.” And simultaneously it covered the intensity of both these states of mind with “I can’t reach you-I can’t get at you,” spoken wistfully, frustratedly.”

— Virginia Woolf, Moments of Being

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“It is true I am a woman; it is true I am employed; but what professional experiences have I had? It is difficult to say. My profession is literature.”

Virginia Woolffrom her essay Professions for Women”

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Last night I was reading Virginia Woolf’s short story “An Unwritten Novel” when I came across this quote. It’s in the first paragraph and I decided that I wanted tattooed on my body before I had gotten completely through the 12 page story. I really love the way it turned out and I’m glad that I did it.

“… be content with the view in front of us, and believe me when I tell you that it is best to sit and soak; to be passive; to accept; and do not bother […]”

Virginia Woolffrom her essay ”Evening Over Sussex : Reflections in a Motor Car” 

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“She became a ship passing in the night—an emblem of the loneliness of human life.”

Virginia Woolf, The Voyage Out

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“How shall I ever find the grains of truth embedded in all this mass of paper?”

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

(Source: treesofreverie)

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“How dare she, how dare anyone, consider Woolf his or her “territory”? I know of no other figure who inspires such ferocious possessiveness.”

— Michael Cunningham writing to Hermione Lee (via vwvw)

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