Related links

British History - Famous dates - Cultural Britain - Monarchs

Join in

Send page to a friend


Featured Destination

March 2020: West Norfolk

Welcome to West Norfolk, a truly special place of unspoilt charm and natural beauty, where tranquillity and relaxation are the order of the day.

Set against ...More
More Uk destinations

Virginia Woolf Quotes

More Quotes

'Arrange whatever pieces come your way.'

'As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.'

'Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic.'

'For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.'

'Great bodies of people are never responsible for what they do.'

'Humour is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.'

'I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.'

'If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.'

'It is fatal to be a man or woman pure and simple: one must be a manly woman, or a womanly man.'

'Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others'

'On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.'

'Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame.'

'Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life.'

'That great Cathedral space which was childhood.'

'To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.'

'Why are women... so much more interesting to men than men are to women?'

'I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many unsigned poems, was a woman'

Born in Kensington, London
More about Virginia Woolf

Links: Virginia Woolf Society
internal link Charleston

More famous Britons here

Brit Quote:
Illusion is the first of all pleasures. - Oscar Wilde
More Quotes

On this day:
Irish Catholic Uprising - 1641, Battle of Trafalgar - 1805, First Women Peers Enter Lords - 1958, 1st British Nuclear Powered Sub launched - 1960, The Aberfan Disaster - 1966
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages