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George Eliot

Read through the most famous quotes from George Eliot

Pride helps us; and pride is not a bad thing when it only urges us to hide our own hurts—not to hurt others.

— George Eliot

#pride #life

After all, the true seeing is within.

— George Eliot

#within #life

We learn words by rote, but not their meaning; that must be paid for with our life-blood, and printed in the subtle fibres of our nerves.

— George Eliot


We all remember epochs in our experience when some dear expectation dies, or some new motive is born.

— George Eliot

#experience #motive #experience

What a different result one gets by changing the metaphor!

— George Eliot


Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.

— George Eliot

#good #nothing #seems

Starting a long way off the true point by loops and zigags, we now and then arrive just where we ought to be.

— George Eliot


We have all got to exert ourselves a little to keep sane, and call things by the same names as other people call them by.

— George Eliot

#self-image #life

The memory has as many moods as the temper, and shifts its scenery like a diorama.

— George Eliot

#mood #temper #life

I would rather not be engaged. When people are engaged, they begin to think of being married soon, and I should like everything to go on for a long while just as it is.

— George Eliot

#marriage #married #marriage

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Female authors were publiGeorge Eliotd under their own names during Eliot's life but George Eliot wanted to escape the stereotype of women only writing lighthearted romances. Mary Anne (alternatively Mary Ann or Marian) Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880) better known by her pen name George Eliot was an English novelist journalist and translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels including Adam Bede (1859) The Mill on the Floss (1860) Silas Marner (1861) Middlemarch (1871–72) and Daniel Deronda (1876) most of them set in provincial England and known for their realism and psychological insight.

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