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 and/or ann:

    It is painful to be told that anything is very fine and not be able to feel that it is fine—something like being blind, while people talk of the sky.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)

    ... you have to have been desperately unhappy before you can play comedy, so that nothing can frighten you any more. And you can’t do tragedy before you know absolute happiness, because having known that, you are safe.
    —Dame Edith Evans (1888–1976)

    A woman’s heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed receipt.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)