George Eliot

George Eliot

English writer and poet

Lived from: 1819-1880

Category: Poets (Contemporary) | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: George Eliot

Quotes 1 till 15 of 161.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next 
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    - +
    +2
    It is possible to have a strong self-love without any self-satisfaction, rather with a self-discontent which is the more intense because one's own little core of egoistic sensibility is a supreme care.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    - +
    +1
    It is in these acts called trivialities that the seeds of joy are forever wasted, until men and women look round with haggard faces at the devastation their own waste has made, and say, the earth bears no harvest of sweetness - calling their denial knowledge.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    - +
    +1
    There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    - +
    +1
    Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    - +
    +1
    What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    - +
     0
    'Tis God gives skill, but not without men's hand: He could not make Antonio Stradivarius's violins without Antonio.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    - +
     0
    A difference in taste of jokes is a great strain on the affections.

    Source: Daniel Deronda (1876)

  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    - +
     0
    A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    - +
     0
    A mother's yearning feels the presence of the cherished child even in the degraded man.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    - +
     0
    A supreme love, a motive that gives a sublime rhythm to a woman's life, and exalts habit into partnership with the soul's highest needs, is not to be had where and how she wills.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    - +
     0
    A toddling little girl is a center of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    - +
     0
    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 receipt.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    - +
     0
    All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    - +
     0
    Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    - +
     0
    And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next