Who are Mary Ann Evans?

  • (noun): British writer of novels characterized by realistic analysis of provincial Victorian society (1819-1880).
    Synonyms: Eliot, George Eliot

Famous quotes containing the words mary ann, evans, mary and/or ann:

    The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)

    I sometimes think when I’m on the stage “What do they mean? Is this great, what I’m doing now?”
    —Dame Edith Evans (1888–1976)

    If Mary came would Mary
    Forgive, as Mothers may,
    And sad and second Saviour
    Furnish us today?
    Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)

    Science is properly more scrupulous than dogma. Dogma gives a charter to mistake, but the very breath of science is a contest with mistake, and must keep the conscience alive.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)