Bookquotes: Quotes from Books (85) #Reading #Books #Food

There is nothing more luxurious than eating while you read—unless it be reading while you eat. Amabel did both: they are not the same thing, as you will see if you think the matter over.

Edith Nesbit, The Magic World (1912)

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Bookquotes: Quotes from Books (84) #GeorgeEliot #Quotes #Classics

Ignorance is not so damnable as humbug, but when it prescribes pills it may happen to do more harm.

George Eliot, Felix Holt: The Radical(1866)

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Bookquotes: Quotes from Books (83) #Quotes #Classics #GeorgeEliot

Examine your words well, and you will find that even when you have no motive to be false, it is a very hard thing to say the exact truth, even about your own immediate feelings—much harder than to say something fine about them which is NOT the exact truth.

George Eliot, Adam Bede (1859)

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Bookquotes: Quotes from Books (82) #Classics #GeorgeEliot #Quotes

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.

George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss (1860)

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