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Monday, 14 June 2010

Quotation of the Week (24/2010)

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“To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling too much on any particular occasion.”

George Eliot (1819-1880)

3 comments:

Ginny said...

Beautiful picture, interesting quote. But if we took that advise, we for sure wouldn't be really living.

Sandra said...

I'm with Ginny. I had to read it several times to get it, i think i get it. I like feeling and am a very emotional person, you cry and I cry, you laugh and I laugh. I think we need feelings and need to share feelings. I think he is talking about people who try to hold back so they don't get hurt.

DawnTreader said...

Ginny and Sandra, I agree with you. And although I don't know the context of this quote, I doubt Eliot meant it as advice - more likely she was just making a reflection about "how it is". (George Eliot was a pen name for Mary Anne Evans; English 19th century novelist. My favourite novel by her is Middlemarch.)

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