Mrs. Dalloway Quotes.

1. "She had the perpetual sense, as she watched the taxi cabs, of being out, out, far out to sea and alone; she always had the feeling that it was very, very, dangerous to live even one day."
- Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

2. "He thought her beautiful, believed her impeccably wise; dreamed of her, wrote poems to her, which, ignoring the subject, she corrected in red ink."
- Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

3. "What does the brain matter compared with the heart?"
- Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

4. "It might be possible that the world itself is without meaning."
- Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

5. "Mrs Dalloway is always giving parties to cover the silence"
- Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

6. "Did it matter then, she asked herself, walking towards Bond Street, did it matter that she must inevitably cease completely? All this must go on without her; did she resent it; or did it not become consoling to believe that death ended absolutely?"
- Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

7. "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."
- Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

8. "Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself."
- Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

9. "To love makes one solitary."
- Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

10. "Beauty, the world seemed to say. And as if to prove it (scientifically) wherever he looked at the houses, at the railings, at the antelopes stretching over the palings, beauty sprang instantly. To watch a leaf quivering in the rush of air was an exquisite joy. Up in the sky swallows swooping, swerving, flinging themselves in and out, round and round, yet always with perfect control as if elastics held them; and the flies rising and falling; and the sun spotting now this leaf, now that, in mockery, dazzling it with soft gold in pure good temper; and now again some chime (it might be a motor horn) tinkling divinely on the grass stalks—all of this, calm and reasonable as it was, made out of ordinary things as it was, was the truth now; beauty, that was the truth now. Beauty was everywhere."
- Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

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