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This is the stuff of writing: George Elliot…Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

George Eliot quote There is much pain that is quite noiseless; and vibrations that make human agonies are often a mere whisper in the roar of hurrying existence.
There are glances of hatred that stab and raise no cry of murder; robberies that leave man or woman for ever beggared of peace and joy, yet kept secret by the sufferer, committed to no sound except that of low moans in the night, seen in no writing except that made on the face by the slow months of suppressed anguish and early morning tears.
Many an inherited sorrow that has marred a life has been breathed into no human ear.”
- George Eliot

George Eliot

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5 comments on “This is the stuff of writing: George Elliot…Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

  1. philipparees
    August 3, 2014

    Reblogged this on philipparees and commented:
    A sensational writer- and probably my favourite. So deeply compassionate!

  2. bridget whelan
    August 3, 2014

    I haven’t read nearly enough of her – something I intend to remedy. After reading this, I just know I’m about to fall in love…

  3. Jane Dougherty
    August 3, 2014

    If only I could write like that…

  4. cathum
    August 5, 2014

    Thanks Bridget. What a quote. Do you know if it’s from one of her novels?

  5. bridget whelan
    August 9, 2014

    To be honest I don’t know where it comes from – I’d love to find out. Isn’t this what writers can do; give a voice to the voiceless, bring to the light the pain and suffering that would otherwise remain hidden…?
    I MUST read more George Elliot.

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