5 Favourite Quotes | Middlemarch by George Eliot

Here are five of my favourite quotes from Middlemarch by Mary Ann Evans/George Eliot (the queen of sass).

Women were expected to have weak opinions; but the great safeguard of society and of domestic life was, that opinions were not acted on. Sane people did what their neighbours did, so that if any lunatics were at large, one might know and avoid them.

Destiny stands by sarcastic with our dramatis personae folded in her hand. 

We mortals, men and women, devour many a disappointment between breakfast and dinner-time; keep back the tears and look a little pale about the lips, and in answer to inquries say, 'Oh, nothing!' Pride help us; and pride is not a bad thing when it only urges us to hide our own hurts - not to hurt others. 

In fact, the world is full of hopeful analogies and handsome dubious eggs called possibilities. 

Our passions do not live apart in locked chambers, but, dressed in their small wardrobe of notions, bring their provisions to a common table and mess together, feeding out of the common store according to their appetite. 

Painting: Rough Sketch, Middlemarch by Tony Allain | Painting Source: Pinterest

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