Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Virginia Woolf
(1882-1941) born on
Jan 25
English "feminist, essayist, critic". "She is best known for her classic feminist essay, "A Room of One's Own," 1929."

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F
"My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery --always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What's this passion for?"

R
"It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top."
A
"We all indulge in the strange, pleasant process called thinking, but when it comes to saying, even to someone opposite, what we think, then how little we are able to convey!"
N
One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.
K
On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "Letter, 28 Dec 1932."
R: ""A Room of One's Own," ch. 2, 1929."
A: ""The Common Reader," "Montaigne," first series, 1925."
N: ""Writer's Diary," ed. by Leonard Woolf, 1954; entry for 13 Aug 1921."
K: "Bernard, in "The Waves," 1943, p. 205."


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