George Eliot

1819 - 1880

A Quote by George Eliot on tread, footsteps, midnight, pause, death, and passing

The tread Of coming footsteps cheats the midnight watcher Who holds her heart and waits to hear them pause, And hears them never pause, but pass and die.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: The Spanish Gypsy, Bk III

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A Quote by George Eliot on life, co-dependence, meaning, and help

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on feeling extremes music

''There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music'' 

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: The Mill on the Floss

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A Quote by George Eliot on age

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It is never to late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on balance, hope, and optimism

A man falling into dark waters seeks a momentary footing even on sliding stones...

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Silas Marner

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A Quote by George Eliot on sorrow

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Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: The Mill on the Floss, bk. 4, ch. 3, 1860.

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A Quote by George Eliot on words

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Our words have wings, but fly not where we would.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: The Spanish Gypsy, bk. 3, 1868.

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A Quote by George Eliot on age, fear, life, reason, women, worth, and youth

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.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Letter, 31 Dec 1857 (published in George Eliot's Life as Related in Her Letters and Journals, 1900

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A Quote by George Eliot on mistakes and wonder

Certainly, the mistakes that we male and female mortals make when we have our own way might fairly raise some wonder that we're so fond of it.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 1, ch. 9, 1871.

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A Quote by George Eliot on caring and love

For what is love itself, for the one we love best? An enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better than any joys outside our love.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Daniel Deronda, bk. 8, ch. 69, 1876.

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