Mary Ann Evans was the foremost woman novelist of her time, e.g., "Silas Marner," 1861.
Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. What do we live for if not to make the world less difficult for each other?
If you could make a pudding wi' thinking o' the batter, it 'ud be easy getting dinner.
I tell you there isn't a thing under the sun that needs to be done at all, but what a man can do better than a woman, unless it's bearing children, and they do that in a poor make-shift way; it had better ha been left to the men.
When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves, whatever we get soon turns into mere limitation and exclusion.
It was not that she was out of temper, but that the world was not equal to the demands of her fine organism.
Published Sources for
the above Quotations:
"Adam Bede," 1859.
"Bartle Massey," in Adam Bede, bk. 2, ch. 21, 1859.
"Daniel Deronda," bk. 2, ch. 14, 1876.
"Daniel Deronda," bk. 1, ch. 7, 1876, of Gwendolen Harleth.