George Eliot Quotes (593 quotes)
“The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.”
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 563.
“The intense happiness of our union is derived in a high degree from the perfect freedom with which we each follow and declare our own impressions.”
Life of George Eliot: As Related in Her Letters and Journals (1884 edition)
“The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory.”
Daniel Deronda (2013 edition), Interactive Media - ISBN: 9781909676985
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Picture Source: WikipediaGeorge Eliot
Born: November 22, 1819
Died: December 22, 1880 (aged 61)
Occupation: Author, novelist
Bio: Mary Anne Evans, better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, including Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner, Middlemarch, and Daniel Deronda, most of them set in provincial England and well known for their realism and psychological insight.
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