10 Virginia Woolf Quotes on Writing

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We love Virginia Woolf, so we couldn’t resist adding her to the list of writers we’ve quoted. Again, these are her quotes about writing. We think these are Virginia Woolf’s best 10 Quotes on writing. You judge, and remember to share them on your social networks. These are classic quotes by Virginia Woolf. She was an astute observer of life and writing, and creativity. These quotes are the outline of that talent, and that passion. We hope they inspire you to write, or maybe even give you some insight into the craft that will get you thinking.

Also, we started this as the 10 Virginia Woolf Quotes on Writing post, but we are going to be adding more quotes to this page. She just had so much to say about writing. So look for updates in the future.

We are adding more quotes and new pictures that represent the old quotes. So some of these quotes may now be represented by more than one image. We just know these images have been used on the web, and we do not want to remove them. We do want to bring more up to date images to you. Again, you may use these images and quotes without attribution

Virginia Woolf Quote

 

Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order. -Virginia Woolf

 

Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.  -Virginia Woolf

Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.  -Virginia Woolf

Books are the mirrors of the soul. Virginia Woolf

Books are the mirrors of the soul. -Virginia WoolfBooks are the mirrors of the soul. -Virginia Woolf

Language is wine upon the lips. -Virginia Woolf

Language is wine upon the lips. -Virginia Woolf

Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded. -Virginia Woolf

Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded. -Virginia Woolf

 

Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind. -Virginia Woolf

Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind. -Virginia Woolf

Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious; the best prose is that which is most full of poetry. -Virginia Woolf

Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious; the best prose is that which is most full of poetry. -Virginia Woolf

Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often attachment is scarcely perceptible. -Virginia Woolf

Fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often attachment is scarcely perceptible. -Virginia Woolf

A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction. -Virginia Woolf

A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction. -Virginia Woolf

Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for friends, and then you do it for money. -Virginia Woolf

Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for friends, and then you do it for money. -Virginia Woolf

Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for friends, and then you do it for money. -Virginia Woolf

it is strange how a scrap of poetry works in the mind and makes the lefts move in time to it along the road. -Virginia Woolf

it is strange how a scrap of poetry works in the mind and makes the lefts move in time to it along the road. -Virginia Woolf

 

Richard Edwards has a BFA in Creative Writing and Journalism from Bowling Green State University and an M.S. in Education from the University of Akron. Managing editor of Drunk Duck, poetry editor for Prairie Margins, reporter for Miscellany, Akron Journal, Lorain Journal...check our About Us page for more. Also here is info on our On Classic Articles

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  1. Reading virginia’s stories has been always hard to me who english is his second lanuage;nevertheless, I all time admire her style and freedom as a woman.

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