Virginia Woolf quote about love from Mrs Dalloway - What does the brain matter . . . compared with the heart?
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What does the brain matter . . . compared with the heart?
 Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway (1925). copy citation

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Author Virginia Woolf
Source Mrs Dalloway
Topic love reason heart brain
Date 1925
Language English
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Weblink http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02/0200991.txt

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“He had looked at her, he said, and he had wondered, who is that lovely girl? and it was his daughter! That did make her happy. But her poor dog was howling.
'Richard has improved. You are right,' said Sally. 'I shall go and talk to him. I shall say good-night. What does the brain matter,' said Lady Rosseter, getting up, 'compared with the heart?'
'I will come,' said Peter, but he sat on for a moment. What is this terror? what is this ecstasy? he thought to himself. What is it that fills me with extraordinary excitement?
It is Clarissa, he said.” source

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