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George Eliot Quotes

Author and Novelist
Born On
1819-11-22
Died On
1880-12-22
Birth Place
Warwickshire, England
Birth Sign
scorpio
Nationality
British
Writers, Poets

A toddling little girl is a centre of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.

George Eliot

All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other.

George Eliot

Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life.

George Eliot

All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.

George Eliot

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.

George Eliot

Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.

George Eliot

A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.

George Eliot

Is it not rather what we expect in men, that they should have numerous strands of experience lying side by side and never compare them with each other?

George Eliot

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.

George Eliot

A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed recipe.

George Eliot

Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.

George Eliot

And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment.

George Eliot

A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.

George Eliot

Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.

George Eliot

Tis God gives skill, but not without men's hand: He could not make Antonio Stradivarius's violins without Antonio.

George Eliot

But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.

George Eliot

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.

George Eliot

But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy.

George Eliot

But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment, in which each feels that the other is feeling something, having once existed, its effect is not to be done away with.

George Eliot