Mrs. Dalloway

by Virginia Woolf
England
25 Jan 1882 // 28 Mar 1941
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When people are happy they have a reserve upon which to draw, whereas she was like a wheel without a tyre.

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Human beings have neither kindness, nor faith, nor charity beyond what serves to increase the pleasure of the moment.

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One cannot bring children into a world like this. One cannot perpetuate suffering, or increase the breed of these lustful animals, who have no lasting emotions, but only whims and vanities, eddying them now this way, now that.

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Fear no more, says the heart, committing its burden to some sea, which sighs collectively for all sorrows, and renews, begins, collects, lets fall.

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Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame.

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It is a thousand pities never to say what one feels.

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But nothing is so strange when one is in love (and what was this except being in love?) as the complete indifference of other people.

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To love makes one solitary.

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She thought there were no Gods; no one was to blame; and so she evolved this atheist's religion of doing good for the sake of goodness.

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It might be possible that the world itself is without meaning.

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