Mark Twain quote about reason from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - You can't reason with your heart; it has its own laws, and thumps about things which the intellect scorns.
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You can't reason with your heart; it has its own laws, and thumps about things which the intellect scorns.
 Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889). copy citation

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Author Mark Twain
Source A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Topic reason heart
Date 1889
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/86/86-h/86-h.htm

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“The object of our quest had gradually dropped out of my mind; this sudden resurrection of it made it seem quite a real and startling thing for a moment, and roused up in me a smart interest. Sandy's excitement increased every moment; and so did mine, for that sort of thing is catching. My heart got to thumping. You can't reason with your heart; it has its own laws, and thumps about things which the intellect scorns. Presently, when Sandy slid from the horse, motioned me to stop, and went creeping stealthily, with her head bent nearly to her knees, toward a row of bushes that bordered a declivity, the thumpings grew stronger and quicker.” source

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