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.
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This is a puzzling world, and Old Harry's got a finger in it.
So shall I join the choir invisible Whose music is the gladness of the world.
But most of us are apt to settle within ourselves that the man who blocks our way is odious, and not to mind causing him a little of the disgust which his personality excites in ourselves.
That's what a man wants in a wife, mostly; he wants to make sure one fool tells him he's wise.
Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.
Hell is oneself; Hell is alone, the other figures in it merely projections. There is nothing to escape from and nothing to escape to. One is always alone.
Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.
In the multitude of middle-aged men who go about their vocations in a daily course determined for them much in the same way as the tie of their cravats, there is always a good number who once meant to shape their own deeds and alter the world a little.
Education was almost always a matter of luck usually ill luck in those distant days.
You have such strong words at command, that they make the smallest argument seem formidable.
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