Gems — 13 June 2013

Leading English novelist of the Victorian era (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880)

If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life,
it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heart beat,
and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence.

from Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life

George Eliot

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