"Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Virginia Woolf on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Virginia Woolf on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Virginia Woolf on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Virginia Woolf on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Virginia Woolf on Oscar Wilde
"It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work."
"It's not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us it's the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses."
"For what Harley Street specialist has time to understand the body, let alone the mind or both in combination, when he is a slave to thirteen thousand a year?"
"Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame."
"When the shriveled skin of the ordinary is stuffed out with meaning, it satisfies the senses amazingly."