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All Quotes by author - George Eliot
" Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life. "
" A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections. "
" Adventure is not outside man; it is within. "
" All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation. "
" All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other. "
" An ass may bray a good while before he shakes the stars down. "
" And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment. "
" An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry. "
" Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love. "
" Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms. "
" A toddling little girl is a centre of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other. "
" A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed recipe. "
" Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them. "
" Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another. "
" Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact. "
" Breed is stronger than pasture. "
" But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy. "
" But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment, in which each feels that the other is feeling something, having once existed, its effect is not to be done away with. "
" But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope. "
" Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful course. "
" Consequences are unpitying. "
" Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity. "
" Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet. "
" Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. "
" Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections. "
" Every woman is supposed to have the same set of motives, or else to be a monster. "
" Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world. "
" Excessive literary production is a social offense. "
" Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure. "
" Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult. "
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