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George Eliot

George Eliot

Full Name: Pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans

Born: November 22, 1819
Birthplace: Chilvers Coton, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: December 22, 1880

Occupation: Journalist, Novelist, and Translator
Profile: Leading writer of the Victorian Era. Best known for Silas Marner.

Number of Quotes: 8

Blameless people are always the most exasperating.

Dogs are such agreeable friends...they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.

I like not only to be loved, but to be told I am loved.

Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.

Nature repairs her ravages, but not all. The uptorn trees are not rooted again; the parted hills are left scarred; if there is a new growth, the trees are not the same as the old, and the hills underneath their green vesture bear the marks of the past rending. To the eyes that have dwelt on the past, there is no thorough repair.

The mother's yearning, that completest type of the life in another life which is the essence of real human love, feels the presence of the cherished child even in the debased, degraded man.

There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.

You are lonely; I love you; I want you to consent to be my wife; I will wait, but I want you to promise that you will marry me - no one else.

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