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Quotations by author » George Eliot
English Victorian Novelist. Pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans, 1819-1880
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I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offense
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I hold it a blasphemy to say that a man ought not to fight against authority: there is no great religion and no great freedom that has not done it, in the beginning.
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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 like not only to be loved, but to be told that I am loved; the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave
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I like trying [to get pregnant]. I'm not so sure about childbirth.
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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 think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.
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I'm more and more impressed with the duty of finding happiness
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I'm not denyin' the women are foolish. God Almighty made 'em to match the men.
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I'm not denying the women are foolish: God almighty made 'em to match the men
Men and Women
I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them
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If Darwin's theory should be true, it will not degrade man; it will simply raise the whole animal world into dignity, leaving man as far in advance as he is at present
DignityMankindTheoryTruth
If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence
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If we use common words on a great occasion, they are the more striking, because they are felt at once to have a particular meaning, like old banners, or everyday clothes, hung up in a sacred place.
Words
If youth is the season of hope, it is often so only in the sense that our elders are hopeful about us; for no age is so apt as youth to think its emotions, partings, and resolves are the last of their kind
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Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities
Ignorance
Ignorance is not so damnable as humbug, but when it prescribes pills it may happen to do more harm
Ignorance
Ignorance... is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.
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Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty; but to be angry with it as if it were direct cruelty would be an ignorant unkindness.
Kindness
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