Virginia Woolf quote about mind from Mrs Dalloway - As a cloud crosses the sun, silence falls on London; and falls on the mind.
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As a cloud crosses the sun, silence falls on London; and falls on the mind.
 Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway (1925). copy citation

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Author Virginia Woolf
Source Mrs Dalloway
Topic mind silence cloud
Date 1925
Language English
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Weblink http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02/0200991.txt

Context

“She had always, even as a girl, a sort of timidity, which in middle age becomes conventionality, and then it's all up, it's all up, he thought, looking rather drearily into the glassy depths, and wondering whether by calling at that hour he had annoyed her; overcome with shame suddenly at having been a fool; wept; been emotional; told her everything, as usual, as usual.
As a cloud crosses the sun, silence falls on London; and falls on the mind. Effort ceases. Time flaps on the mast. There we stop; there we stand. Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame. Where there is nothing, Peter Walsh said to himself; feeling hollowed out, utterly empty within.” source

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