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The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart a
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"The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder"

- Virginia Woolf

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This quote by Virginia Woolf talks to the duality of life and the charm of the world. Woolf suggests that the appeal of the world is short lived, and that it has 2 sides: one of laughter and one of distress. The beauty of the world can bring us delight and laughter, but it can likewise bring us discomfort and anguish. This duality cuts the heart asunder, as we experience both the happiness and the sadness of life. Woolf's quote reminds us that life is full of both joy and sorrow, and that we must accept both in order to completely appreciate the appeal of the world. We should find out to embrace the laughter and the anguish, and to find charm in both.

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Virginia Woolf This quote is written / told by Virginia Woolf between January 25, 1882 and March 28, 1941. She was a famous Author from United Kingdom. The author also have 73 other quotes.

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