Virginia Woolf on Adventuring

“I will not be “famous,” “great.” I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one’s self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded.”–Virginia Woolf

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[Shopping for the Bookworm] Literary Lovers #4: Virginia Woolf and Leonard Woolf

In anticipation of Saint Valentine’s Day, we are sharing a few wee love-themed shopping guides.

Some legendary literary love affairs were more successful than others, but who are we to judge? At any rate, we’ll save such musings for another day.

Today’s couple: Leonard Woolf and Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf: A Few Words on A Writer’s Diary (with More to Come Later)

“Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.”-Virginia Woolf, A Writer’s Diary

Portrait of Virginia Woolf by Roger Fry. Circa 1917.

Portrait of Virginia Woolf by Roger Fry. Circa 1917.

There isn’t a better book to read in October than Virginia Woolf’s A Writer’s Diary. Oh, it is extraordinary (in the full pulse of the word)!

“There’s no doubt in my mind that I have found out how to begin (at 40) to say something in my own voice; and that interests me so that I feel I can go ahead without praise.”-Virginia Woolf, A Writer’s Diary

The struggle to harness one’s creativity is universal and timeless. It’s a constant fight. Battle on, friends!