Friday, November 30, 2012

Quote of the Day (George Eliot, on Falsehood and Truth)

“Falsehood is so easy, truth so difficult.”—George Eliot, Adam Bede (1859)

I think, if at all possible, that people should be seen at their best. And so, I prefer this illustration of George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans, 1819-1880) to another, more commonly known painting I’ve seen because it softens the appearance of this British novelist, whose appearance has so often been described as homely.

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