logo
English German French
language
Virginia Woolf

Quote of Virginia Woolf - Few people ask from books what...


Biography - Virginia Woolf:

English writer.
Born: 1882 - Died: 1941
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Quote

Few people ask from books what books can give us.
Virginia Woolf




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Peu de gens demandent aux livres ce que les livres peuvent nous donner.”
Virginia Woolf

German
Wenige Menschen fordern von Büchern, was Bücher uns geben können.”
Virginia Woolf




See also  

See also...





Quotes

Quotes for: book:


Quote
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.”
Mark Twain
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail viewTranslations available



Quote
Philosophy is written in this grand book, which stands continually open before our eyes (I say the Universe), but can not be understood without first learning to comprehend the language and know the characters as it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and its characters are triangles, circles and other geometric figures, without which it is impossible to humanly understand a word; without these one is wandering in a dark labyrinth.”
Galileo Galilei
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail viewTranslations available



Quote
The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.”
René Descartes
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail viewTranslations available



Quote
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.”
Henry David Thoreau
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail viewTranslations available



Quote
Thus, reader, I am myself the matter of my book.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail viewTranslations available



Quote
Real education consists in drawing the best out of yourself. What better book can there be than the book of humanity?”
Mahatma Gandhi
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail viewTranslations available









Quotes

Quotes for: to give:


Quote
To have and not to give is in some cases worse than stealing.”
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail viewTranslations available



Quote
A smile costs less than electricity, but gives much light.”
Abbé Pierre
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail viewTranslations available



Quote
The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.”
Pierre Corneille
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail viewTranslations available



Quote
You can always - always - give something, even if it's a simple act of kindness!”
Anne Frank
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail viewTranslations available



Quote
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.”
Albert Camus
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail viewTranslations available



Quote
Love is the desire to give, not to receive, something.”
Bertolt Brecht
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail viewTranslations available









Quotes

Virginia Woolf also said...


Quote
In fact, as a woman, I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.”
Virginia Woolf
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail view


Quote
It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him. Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.”
Virginia Woolf
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail view


Quote
Let a man get up and say, Behold, this is the truth, and instantly I perceive a sandy cat filching a piece of fish in the background. Look, you have forgotten the cat, I say.”
Virginia Woolf
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail view


Quote
Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art.”
Virginia Woolf
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail view


Quote
It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.”
Virginia Woolf
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail view


Quote
It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.”
Virginia Woolf
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail view









info   A quotation is a statement taken out of its context. Therefore, it is necessary to place any quotation within its author's work and its historical, geographical or philosophical context in order to fully understand its meaning. | The quotations stated on this site express their authors' opinion and do not reflect that of Buboquote.com


info   Image attribution:  title, author, license and source of the original file on Wikipedia. Modifications: changes have been made from the original file (cropping, resizing, renaming and color change).



logo

 Subscribe to the quote of the day email

Subscribe to the Quote of the Day to receive a quote every day in your inbox. It is spam-free and you can unsubscribe at any time.







Free | no spam