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    George Eliot
    “What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?”
    George Eliot

  • #2
    George Eliot
    “It is always fatal to have music or poetry interrupted.”
    George Eliot, Middlemarch

  • #3
    George Eliot
    “Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.”
    George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss

  • #4
    George Eliot
    “But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.”
    George Eliot, Middlemarch

  • #5
    George Eliot
    “It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.”
    George Eliot

  • #6
    George Eliot
    “Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.”
    George Eliot, Adam Bede

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    George Eliot
    “If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence.”
    George Eliot, Middlemarch

  • #8
    George Eliot
    “Hurt, he'll never be hurt--he's made to hurt other people.”
    George Eliot, Silas Marner

  • #9
    George Eliot
    “It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view.”
    George Eliot, Middlemarch

  • #10
    George Eliot
    “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
    George Eliot

  • #11
    Jane Austen
    “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
    Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

  • #12
    Jane Austen
    “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #13
    Jane Austen
    “Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.”
    Jane Austen

  • #14
    Jane Austen
    “but for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.”
    Jane Austen

  • #15
    Jane Austen
    “Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.”
    Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

  • #16
    Jane Austen
    “It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.”
    Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

  • #17
    Dodie Smith
    “How I wish I lived in a Jane Austen novel!”
    Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

  • #18
    Desiderius Erasmus
    “When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”
    Desiderius Erasmus

  • #19
    Desiderius Erasmus
    “The desire to write grows with writing.”
    Desiderius Erasmus

  • #20
    Desiderius Erasmus
    “I consider as lovers of books not those who keep their books hidden in their store-chests and never handle them, but those who, by nightly as well as daily use thumb them, batter them, wear them out, who fill out all the margins with annotations of many kinds, and who prefer the marks of a fault they have erased to a neat copy full of faults.”
    Desiderius Erasmus

  • #21
    Daniel Pennac
    “Reader's Bill of Rights

    1. The right to not read

    2. The right to skip pages

    3. The right to not finish

    4. The right to reread

    5. The right to read anything

    6. The right to escapism

    7. The right to read anywhere

    8. The right to browse

    9. The right to read out loud

    10. The right to not defend your tastes”
    Daniel Pennac

  • #22
    Anthony Trollope
    “To have her meals, and her daily walk, and her fill of novels, and to be left alone, was all that she asked of the gods.”
    Anthony Trollope, The Eustace Diamonds

  • #23
    George Eliot
    “And, of course men know best about everything, except what women know better.”
    George Eliot, Middlemarch

  • #24
    George Eliot
    “O may I join the choir invisible
    Of those immortal dead who live again
    In minds made better by their presence; live
    In pulses stirred to generosity,
    In deeds of daring rectitude...”
    George Eliot, O May I Join the Choir Invisible! And Other Favourite Poems

  • #25
    George Eliot
    “Confound you handsome young fellows! You think of having it all your own way in the world. You don't understand women. They don't admire you half so much as you admire yourselves.”
    George Eliot, Middlemarch

  • #26
    George Eliot
    “Animals are such agreeable friends―they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.”
    George Eliot, Mr Gilfil's Love Story

  • #27
    George Eliot
    “One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.”
    George Eliot

  • #28
    George Eliot
    “There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.”
    George Eliot

  • #29
    George Eliot
    “Poetry and art and knowledge are sacred and pure.”
    George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss

  • #30
    George Eliot
    “When death, the great Reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity.”
    George Eliot, Adam Bede



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