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“Madness is terrific, I can assure you.”

“As an experience, madness is terrific I can assure you, and not to be sniffed at; and in its lava I still find most of the things I write about. It shoots out of one everything shaped, final, not in mere driblets, as sanity does.”

— Virginia Woolf, in a letter to Ethel Smyth