76 years ago the world lost an exceptionally talented English writer, Virginia Woolf. Today we celebrate her contribution to the modernist literature of the twentieth century. Here are some of the best lines of literature written by her.
Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more.
The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by his heart, and his friends can only read the title.
If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.Photo: The Independent
The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness.
To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.
As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.
There is much to support the view that it is clothes that wear us, and not we, them; we may make them take the mould of arm or breast, but they mould our hearts, our brains, our tongues to their liking.
Arrange whatever pieces come your way.
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