Quotes by George Eliot

George Eliot

George Eliot

English writer and poet

Alive from: 1819-1880

Category: Poets (Contemporary) | Writers (Contemporary) | CountryEngels

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    Harold, like the rest of us, had many impressions which saved him the trouble of distinct ideas.
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    Here undoubtedly lies the chief poetic energy: - in the force of imagination that pierces or exalts the solid fact, instead of floating among cloud-pictures.
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    Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
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    Human beliefs, like all other natural growths, elude the barrier of systems.
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    I at least have so much to do in unraveling certain human lots, and seeing how they were woven and interwoven, that all the light I can command must be concentrated on this particular web, and not dispersed over that tempting range of relevancies called the universe.
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    I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.
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    I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am loved. I am not sure that you are of the same kind. But the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. This is the world of literature and speech and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear.
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    I should like to know what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out.
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    I tell you there isn't a thing under the sun that needs to be done at all, but what a man can do better than a woman, unless it's bearing children, and they do that in a poor make-shift way; it had better ha been left to the men.
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    I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.
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    I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them.
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    If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence. As it is, the best of us walk about well wadded with stupidity.
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    Ignorance... is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.
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    In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness.
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    In every parting there is an image of death.
    Source: Scenes of Clerical Life, Amos Barton
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