Virginia Woolf: 10 quintessential quotes on her birthday

"A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction," wrote modernist queen Virginia Woolf. Fortunately for us, Woolf had both. Today, 130 years after her birth on on January 25, 1882, Woolf is known and loved for her fiction, including 'Mrs. Dalloway,' 'The Waves,' and 'Orlando,' and others, as well as for her essays, some of which were autobiographical and many of which espoused feminist themes. To celebrate her birthday, here are 10 quintessential Woolf quotes.

1. Free thinking

"Lock up your libraries if you like, but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind." (From 'A Room of One's Own')

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