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Mrs Dalloway
Mrs Dalloway
by Virginia Woolf
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Mrs Dalloway Memory and the Past Quotes Page 1

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Quote #1

She remembered once throwing a shilling into the Serpentine. But every one remembered; what she loved was this, here, now, in front of her; the fat lady in the cab. (1.16)

Her memory of throwing the coin may seem silly but it was a big deal to Clarissa. This act of throwing the coin is her moment of greatest risk and daring.

Quote #2

Then came the most exquisite moment of her whole life passing a stone urn with flowers in it. Sally stopped; picked a flower; kissed her on the lips. The whole world might have turned upside down! (2.17)

Clarissa cherishes the memory of being kissed by Sally. Nothing could ever be that wonderful.

Quote #3

I was more unhappy than I've ever been since, he thought. And as if in truth he were sitting there on the terrace he edged a little towards Clarissa; put his hand out; raised it; let it fall. (2.62)

Peter recalls the misery of being rejected by Clarissa. Even in present day, he feels the misery just as keenly as he felt it before.

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