George Gissing

George Gissing

English novelist, social realist
I am much better employed from every point of view, when I live solely for my own satisfaction, than when I begin to worry about the world. The world frightens me, and a frightened man is no good for anything.More George Gissing quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
And why should any man who writes, even if he writes things immortal, nurse anger at the world's neglect? Who asked him to publish? Who promised him a hearing? Who has broken faith with him? Your poem, your novel, who bargained with you for it?More George Gissing quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is the mind which creates the world around us, and even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours, my heart will never stir to the emotions with which yours is touched.More George Gissing quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose
between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things.More George Gissing quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The mind which renounces, once and for ever, a futile hope, has its compensation in ever-growing calm.More George Gissing quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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