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This book is an anthology of quotes from George Eliot and selected facts about George Eliot. It grants her reflections on subjects ranging from Love to Meaning of Life: “The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history.”“Every man who is not a monster, a mathematician, or a mad philosopher, is the slave of some woman or other.”“Adventure is not outside man; it is within.”“I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.”“A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.” “The world is full of hopeful analogies and handsome, dubious eggs, called possibilities.” “Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.” “A toddling little girl is a centre of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.”“Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life.”“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.” “All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.”

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George Eliot

Quotes & Facts

By Blago Kirov

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First Edition

Table of Contents

Title Page

George Eliot: Quotes & Facts

Foreword

Some Facts about George Eliot

Her Words

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George Eliot: Quotes & Facts

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Copyright © 2016 by Blago Kirov

Foreword

““It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

This book is an anthology of quotes from George Eliot and selected facts about George Eliot. It grants her reflections on subjects ranging from Love to Meaning of Life:

“The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history.”

“Every man who is not a monster, a mathematician, or a mad philosopher, is the slave of some woman or other.”

“Adventure is not outside man; it is within.”

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

“A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.”

“The world is full of hopeful analogies and handsome, dubious eggs, called possibilities.”

“Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.”

“A toddling little girl is a centre of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.”

“Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life.”

“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.”

“All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.” 

Some Facts about George Eliot

Mary Ann Evans, known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era.

Mary Ann Evans was born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England.

She was the second child of Robert Evans (1773–1849) and Christiana Evans (née Pearson, 1788–1836), the daughter of a local mill-owner.

Her full siblings were Christiana, known as Chrissey (1814–59), Isaac (1816–1890), and twin brothers who survived a few days in March 1821. She also had a half-brother, Robert (1802–64), and half-sister, Fanny (1805–82), from her father's previous marriage to Harriet Poynton.

Her father, Robert Evans, of Welsh ancestry, was the manager of the Arbury Hall Estate for the Newdigate family in Warwickshire, and her mother, Mary Ann, was born on the estate at South Farm.

Because she was not considered physically beautiful, and thus not thought to have much chance of marriage, and because of her intelligence, her father invested in an education not often afforded women.