[Quotes] Virginia Woolf: You Cannot Find Peace By Avoiding Life.

Virginia Woolf was an English writer, considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and also a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device. Born into a privileged English household in 1882, author Virginia Woolf was raised by free-thinking parents. She began writing as a young girl and published her first novel, The Voyage Out, in 1915. She wrote modernist classics including Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse and Orlando, as well as pioneering feminist works, A Room of One’s Own and Three Guineas. In her personal life, she suffered bouts of deep depression. She committed suicide in 1941, at the age of 59.

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Today, let’s look at some of the insightful quotes from Virginia Woolf: 💡

The only advice … that one person can give another about reading is to take no advice, to follow your own instincts, to use your own reason, to come to your own conclusions.

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

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

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

 

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Fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners.

When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don’t seem to matter very much, do they?

I am made and remade continually. Different people draw different words from me.

Happiness is to have a little strong onto which things will attach themselves…as if dipped loosely into a wave of treasure to bring up pearls sticking to it.

At one and the same time, therefore, society is everything and society is nothing. Society is the most powerful concoction in the world and society has no existence whatsoever.

 

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Each had his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart; and his friends could only read the title.

A light here required a shadow there.

The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.

I see you everywhere, in the stars, in the river, to me, you’re everything that exists; the reality of everything.

 

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Time to learn some collocations and sentence structures:

The only advice … that one person can give another about reading is to take no advice, to follow your own instincts, to use your own reason, to come to your own conclusions.

  1. follow one’s instincts:  to do the thing that you immediately feel is best without needing to stop and think about it.
  • I have learned to follow my instincts
  • Dig in and follow your instincts and trust your curiosity.

2. come to the conclusions: to decide something after consideration.

  • We can come to the conclusion that nothing is more precious than love in the world.
  • I’ve come to the conclusion that you are the love of my life.

 

Please write down your own sentences by using one of the collocations, and leave your comments down below. We are looking forward to your answers!

That’s all for today. Have a good day!

Peace…

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20 Comments

  • We can not find peace until our mind is not calm so when our spirit is in peace we feel some happiness

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    • After thinking about herself, I come to a conclusion that she is honest and follow her one,s instinct

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  • There’s a lot of self-appraisal of ourselves. Everyone is different in judging, depending on which side they’re judging. In any case, all of those assessments only point to two things, positive and negative judgments.

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  • You can only find peace by giving everything you have on whatever you want the most from life

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    • From the pictures, I feel that she was feeling loneliness, it might be one of the reason I think.

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  • Thank you for the clue, how to make the story, i will practice is.

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  • It is very helpful for us great work. I suggest u give us more passage on literature so it help us to understand well

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  • Im Sundanese-Indonesian, i’ve been learning english but it seem that i stucked in the middle of nowhere.
    I’m interested in the sentence from ms Woolf which says,”Society is powerfull but has no existence whatsoever”.

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  • Facing different choices, I use to follow my instincts.
    I have come to the conclusion that nothing worst to loose your health.

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  • We can’t advise stubborn person becouse she/he is stubborn with his/her stubborn

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  • Happiness is when you looking someone else smile, and all the reasons is you 😊 (ia itu correct sentence?)

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  • If I think about parents sacrifices I have come to the conclusion that parents are the most precious gift that God gift to every child

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  • if any one wants peace snatch it by ignoring unwanteds..

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