Virginia Woolf Quotes
A woman's whole life in a single day. Just one day. And in that day her whole life.
I can't think of anything more exhilarating than a trip to London.
I've been attended by doctors, who inform me OF MY OWN INTERESTS.
Virginia Woolf: [writing in her book] Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.
Laura Brown: [reading in bed] Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.
Clarissa Vaughan: Sally, I think I'll buy the flowers myself.
Sally Lester: What? What flowers?
Sally Lester: Oh, shit! I forgot!
Leonard, I believe I may have a first sentence.
But if it is a choice between Richmond and death, I choose death.
This is my right; it is the right of every human being. I choose not the suffocating anesthetic of the suburbs, but the violent jolt of the Capital, that is my choice. The meanest patient, yes, even the very lowest is allowed some say in the matter of her own prescription. Thereby she defines her humanity. I wish, for your sake, Leonard, I could be happy in this quietness.
If I were thinking clearly, Leonard, I would tell you that I wrestle alone in the dark, in the deep dark, and that only I can know. Only I can understand my condition. You live with the threat, you tell me you live with the threat of my extinction. Leonard, I live with it too.
Virginia Woolf: I'm dying in this town.
Leonard Woolf: If you were thinking clearly, Virginia, you would recall it was London that brought you low.
Virginia Woolf: If I were thinking clearly? If I were thinking clearly?
Leonard Woolf: We brought you to Richmond to give you peace.
Leonard Woolf: If I didn't know you better I'd call this ingratitude.
Virginia Woolf: I am ungrateful? You call ME ungrateful? My life has been stolen from me. I'm living in a town I have no wish to live in... I'm living a life I have no wish to live... How did this happen?
Vanessa Bell: Virginia.
Virginia Woolf: Leonard thinks it's the end of civilization: People who are invited at 4 and arrive at 2:30.
Vanessa Bell: Oh God.
Virginia Woolf: Barbarians.