English novelist, essayist, poet and journalist (1819–1880)
Mary Ann Evans, known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She wrote seven novels: Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Romola (1862–63), Felix Holt, the Radical (1866), Middlemarch (1871–72) and Daniel Deronda (1876). Like Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy, she emerged from provincial England; most of her works are set there. Her works are known for their realism, psychological insight, sense of place and detailed depiction of the countryside.
George Eliot Quotes Page 3
There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves, whatever we get soon turns into mere limitation and exclusion.
No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty.
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.
When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity.
Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.
Whether happiness may come or not, one should try and prepare one's self to do without it.
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