Quote of the Day: Perfect Men

 

 

The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.

George Eliot, pen name of Mary Anne Evans, 1819-1880), English journalist and novelist, author of Silas Marner and Middlemarch.

George Eliot at 30 by Fran├žois D'Albert Durade.jpg

 

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  1. Women using men’s names was popular in the 19th century. I’ve heard it was because of the fear that they wouldn’t be taken seriously if their works were signed with a woman’s name.

    George Sand was the lover of the pianist Chopin and is another example. I wonder how Eliot and Sand would have adjusted to today’s liberal society.

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