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 facts, force, imagination, lies, energy, and poetry

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.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Daniel Deronda, bk. 4, ch. 33, 1876.

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A Quote by George Eliot on age, circumstances, decisions, and satisfaction

How could a man be satisfied with a decision between such alternatives and under such circumstances No more than he can be satisfied with his hat, which he's chosen from among such shapes as the resources of the age offer him. . . .

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 18 (1871), of the Reverend Walter Tyke.

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A Quote by George Eliot on deed, determination, good, men, and world

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.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 15 (1871–72).

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A Quote by George Eliot on courage, necessity, and work

Necessity does the work of courage.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Romola, 1863

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