I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.

George Eliot

George Eliot

Profession: Author
Nationality: British

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Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration?

Let any lady who is inclined to be hard on Mrs. Cadwallader inquire into the comprehensiveness of her own beautiful views, and be quite sure that they afford accommodation for all the lives which have the honor to coexist with hers.

I flutter all ways, and fly in none.

Slander may be defeated by equanimity; but courageous thoughts will not pay your baker's hill, and fortitude is nowhere considered legal tender for beef.

The presence of a noble nature, generous in its wishes, ardent in its charity, changes the lights for us: we begin to see things again in their larger, quieter masses, and to believe that we too can be seen and judged in the wholeness of our character.

It is good to be helpful and kindly, but don't give yourself to be melted into candle grease for the benefit of the tallow trade.

Gwendolen would not have liked to be an object of disgust to this husband whom she hated: she liked all disgust to be on her side.

People talk of their motives in a cut and dried way. Every woman is supposed to have the same set of motives, or else to be a monster. I am not a monster but I have not felt exactly what other women feel, or say they feel, for fear of being thought unlike others.

If we could hear the squirrel's heartbeat, the sound of the grass growing, we should die of that roar.

Still — if I have read religious history aright — faith, hope, and charity have not always been found in a direct ratio with a sensibility to the three concords, and it is possible — thank Heaven! — to have very erroneous theories and very sublime feelings.

I've written to him, to desire that from henceforth he will send me no book or pamphlet on anything that ends in ism.

We cannot help the way in which people speak of us...

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.

We have all got to exert ourselves a little to keep sane, and call things by the same names as other people call them by.