Inspiring Writerly Quote: “Writing is Like Sex”

Thanks to Colleen at Silver Threading for hosting the Writer’s Quote Wednesday event!  I laughed out loud at this Virginia Woolf quote about writing.  I’m still doing it for love…I think.


A portrait of Woolf by Roger Fry c. 1917.

“Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.”  —Virginia Woolf

About Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was an English writer and modernist of the twentieth century.  She was a prominent figure in London literary society and was a member of the Bloomsbury Group.  Woolf’s notable works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One’s Own (1929).

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