Playing guitar in the background as I read...perfect Saturday morning 😍
What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life--to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?
I'm not saying Jane Austen isn't great. I'm just saying that George Eliot did everything that Austen did great better, and more people would recognize that if Colin Firth had played Adam Bede or Daniel Deronda instead of Mr. Darcy.
Falsehood is so easy, truth so difficult....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.
I'm not saying George Eliot is the greatest author of the 19th century (I'm partial to Mark Twain, myself), but I am saying the I never understand when people say that Jane Austen is their favorite.
I mean, I like Jane Austen fine, but I feel like everything Austen is good at, Eliot is better at, right from her #debutnovel Adam Bede. #booktober