Adam Bede
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"Adam Bede" Quotes

By George Eliot

classics | 590 pages | Published in 2008

ISBN_10: 1853261920
ISBN_13: 9781853261923

Quotes

Our dead are never dead to us until we have forgotten them.

George Eliot

A woman may get to love by degrees—the best fire does not flare up the soonest.

George Eliot

It's never too late to mend.

George Eliot

Thee'st allays ready enough at prayin', but I doubt th' idle words run along an' off thy tongue, till they're like the prayers o' folks as say 'em by rote, wi'out tumblin' upstairs, an' downstairs, an' into all the corners, just as if they come straight from th' heart.

George Eliot

It's little good you'll do a-watering the last year's crop.

George Eliot

What I say is, nobody'd ever anything if they didn't take to it themselves.

George Eliot

Only be sure it's a right thing to do; else what's the use of my being a workman any longer?

George Eliot

People will say anything to get somebody off their back.

George Eliot

We're poor bodies as have to grub and slave for a bit o' victual, just about as if we was black ants a-carrying our eggs out o' harm’s way.

George Eliot

She applauded the way in which you had been able to take such brilliant care of her son. 'But I'm not sure that I have enough care left for myself to make me worth anything as a wife.

George Eliot