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  • I will drink a giant ice-wet shaker of gin, and I will swallow sleeping pills, and when no one is looking, I’ll drop silently over the side, my pockets full of Virginia Woolf rocks.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Jane Austen,Virginia Woolf, and Alice in Wonderland definitely served to fill the time and keep me company inside my head, but I was really lonely in my actual physical life.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • And what had happened to one writer, Virginia Woolf.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • She was an English major at Mount Sebastian, and she wrote beautifully about her professors and roommates and midterm exams, about her respect for Chaucer and her great affection for Virginia Woolf.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried

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  • The movie they chose was the 1966 film version of the Edward Albee play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • She hasn’t read Virginia Woolf yet.
    Sandra Cisneros  --  The House on Mango Street
  • Virginia Woolf, for example, was the only modern British woman writer who made the cut at a lot of schools.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Or Virginia Woolf?
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • (She sings) Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Postcards of authors are taped to the wall over her desk, Oscar Wilde and Virginia Woolf.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake

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  • Virginia Woolf had wonderful hooded eyes and whispered to me unkind and funny things about all the other guests.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • She had read Virginia Woolf’s The Waves three times and thought that a great transformation was being worked in human nature itself, and that only fiction, a new kind of fiction, could capture the essence of the change.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf.
    Virginia Woolf  --  Mrs. Dalloway
  • Title: A Room of One’s Own Author: Virginia Woolf ONE.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • He had read more Virginia Woolf than I had and he introduced me to the work of Mary Daly and Andrea Dworkin.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • There is not a single reference in Gottschall’s book to such students of the mechanics of storytelling as William Empson, Samuel Johnson, Lionel Trilling, Virginia Woolf, Edmund Wilson, or Randall Jarrell, all of whom brooded long and hard upon stories and their subjects.
    Adam Gopnik  --  Can Science Explain Why We Tell Stories?
  • You don. t want to go Virginia Woolf.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf…… Ha, ha, ha, HA!
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf…… Ha, ha, ha, HA!
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf, Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf …. (MARTHA and HONEY laugh; NICK smiles).
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf, Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf …. (MARTHA and HONEY laugh; NICK smiles).
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf, Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf …. (MARTHA and HONEY laugh; NICK smiles).
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Do we really believe that novels or poems by any of these writers, or their contemporaries Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, Ernest Hemingway, and William Faulkner, will be naive?
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Even writers as noted for the absence of action as Virginia Woolf and Anton Chekhov routinely resort to killing off characters.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • (Sings) Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf, early in the morning.
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • (Sings) Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf, early in the morning.
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • (Sings) Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf, early in the morning.
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • (Sings) Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf, early in the morning.
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • GEORGE and HONEY (Who joins him drunkenly) Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf …. (etc.) STOP IT!
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • GEORGE and HONEY (Who joins him drunkenly) Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf …. (etc.) STOP IT!
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • GEORGE and HONEY (Who joins him drunkenly) Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf …. (etc.) STOP IT!
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Virginia Woolf.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • When Virginia Woolf writes about women of her time only being permitted a certain range of activities, we do her and ourselves a great disservice by not seeing the social criticism involved.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Frost’s buzz-saw accident would be such an example, as would Little Nell on her deathbed in Dickens’s The Old Curiosity Shop (1841) and the death of Mrs. Ramsay in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse (1927).
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • You don. t want to go Virginia Woolf.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • But because he lacks one very basic ability—the ability to mindread— he can be presented with that scene in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • In the scene in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • The Grumblochs saw me off, Mr. Grumbloch furnishing me with money orders and Keating’s insect powder and Frieda with Cadbury chocolates and Virginia Woolf’s latest novel.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • GEORGE: …. of Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf, Virginia ……. ah!
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • GEORGE: …. of Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf, Virginia ……. ah!
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • GEORGE: Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf. ….
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • In Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, her damaged Great War veteran, Septimus Warren Smith, commits suicide because his enemies are coming to get him.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Michael Cunningham’s novel The Hours (1998) is a reworking of Virginia Woolf’s modern classic, Mrs. Dalloway, in which a shell-shocked veteran of the Great War disintegrates and commits suicide.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • GEORGE: (Puts his hand gently on her shoulder; she puts her head back and he sings to her, very softly) Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf, MARTHA: I…. am …. George. ….
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • GEORGE: (Puts his hand gently on her shoulder; she puts her head back and he sings to her, very softly) Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf, MARTHA: I…. am …. George. ….
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • GEORGE: (Puts his hand gently on her shoulder; she puts her head back and he sings to her, very softly) Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf, MARTHA: I…. am …. George. ….
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • HONEY joins in toward the end) Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • So that’s why I chose Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? I was interested in getting to see the world through the eyes of an autistic person."
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • (GEORGE is heard offstage singing "Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • There were always people about talking of artists I had never heard of, Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró, and books I had no time to read, T. E. Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom, and Mrs. Dalloway, by someone called Virginia Woolf, who came once to Frieda’s.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
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