Quotations From GEORGE ELIOT [MARY ANN (OR MARIAN) EVANS]

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  • 91.
    All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist, editor. Daniel Deronda, bk. 1, ch. 6 (1876).
  • 92.
    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 [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist, editor. Middlemarch, bk. 1, ch. 9 (1871).
  • 93.
    Play not with paradoxes. That caustic which you handle in order to scorch others may happen to sear your own fingers and make them dead to the quality of things.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist, editor. Mr. Lyon, in Felix Holt, The Radical, ch. 13 (1866).
  • 94.
    This is a puzzling world, and Old Harry's got a finger in it.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Mr. Tulliver, in The Mill on the Floss, bk. 3, ch. 9 (1860). Real name: Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans; "Old Harry" was the Devil.

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  • 95.
    The dead level of provincial existence.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Philip, in The Mill on the Floss, bk. 5, ch. 3 (1860).
  • 96.
    It's them as take advantage that get advantage i' this world.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Mrs. Poyser, in Adam Bede, bk. 4, ch. 32 (1859).

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  • 97.
    Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Romola, ch. 48 (1863).

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  • 98.
    What quarrel, what harshness, what unbelief in each other can subsist in the presence of a great calamity, when all the artificial vesture of our life is gone, and we are all one with each other in primitive mortal needs?
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist, editor. The Mill on the Floss, bk. 7, ch. 5 (1860). Real name: Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans.

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  • 99.
    Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. The Mill on the Floss, bk. 4, ch. 3 (1860). Real name is Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans.

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  • 100.
    Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. The Mill on the Floss, bk. 1, ch. 10 (1860).

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