I feel certain that I am going mad again

6 Aug

Virginia Woolf might have been the only person in history who managed to commit suicide selflessly.

Her suicide note told her husband that she would rather die than endure another such episode. ‘I feel certain that I am going mad again. I feel we can’t go through another of those terrible times. And I shan’t recover this time. I begin to hear voices, and I can’t concentrate. So I am doing what seems the best thing to do … I can’t go on spoiling your life any longer. I don’t think two people could have been happier than we have been. V’

Other last words of famous literaries at The Guardian (ht: Uncanny Valley).

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