Born on January 25, 1882, Virginia Woolf was a true writer’s writer. We've picked 21 lines that rank among her all-time best—which is no easy feat. Nature and letters seem to have a natural antipathy; bring them together and they tear each other to pieces.”— From her 1928 novel, Orlando: A Biography3. On foodA photo of author Virginia Woolf, who was famous for writing To The Lighthouse and Orlando. This story includes a fictionalized version of Virginia Woolf, who delivers the above line.