Black and white photograph of English writer Virginia Woolf.

Virginia Woolf

(1882 - 1941)

In 1917 Virginia and Leonard Woolf created Hogarth Press, which later printed Prelude by Katherine Mansfield and Poems by T.S. Eliot; their Bloomsbury home became a meeting place for, among others, E.M. Forster, Lytton Strachey, Arthur Waley, and John Maynard Keynes. Woolf published Mrs. Dalloway in 1925, To the Lighthouse in 1927, and A Room of One’s Own in 1929. Subject to fits of severe depression throughout her life, she put stones in her pockets and drowned herself in the River Ouse on March 28, 1941, having referred to her death as “the experience I shall never describe.”

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Voices In Time

c. 1905 | London

Risky Business

Virginia Woolf weighs the pros and cons of a new relationship.More

The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.

—Virginia Woolf, 1921

I ride rough waters and shall sink with no one to save me.

—Virginia Woolf, 1931

It would be impossible to live for a year without disaster unless one practiced character-reading.

—Virginia Woolf, 1924

Voices In Time

1918 | London

Means to an End

Virginia Woolf settles into a room of her own.More

There was no treachery too base for the world to commit.

—Virginia Woolf, 1927

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

—Virginia Woolf, 1929

Methinks the human method of expression by sound of tongue is very elementary and ought to be substituted for some ingenious invention which should be able to give vent to at least six coherent sentences at once.

—Virginia Woolf, 1899

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