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Kisses honeyed by oblivion.


George Eliot

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Kisses honeyed by oblivion.
GEORGE ELIOT (PSEUDONYM OF MARY ANN EVANS CROSS)
Do we not wile away moments of inanity or fatigued waiting by repeating some trivial movement or sou...
GEORGE ELIOT
My role models were childless: Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen, George Eliot, the Brontes.
JOYCE CAROL OATES
It is never too late to become what you might have been. -George Eliot.
GEORGE ELIOT
There's life for you. Spend the best years of your life studying penmanship and rhetoric and syntax ...
DOROTHY PARKER
George Eliot tenderly carried in her heart the burdens of our race. She looked through pity's te...
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
Jeremy...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
? Natatakot ako na baka hindi ako alalahanin ng mga tao kapag nawala na ako sa mundo. Hindi naman sa...
GALE KELIER
Pansies in soft April rains Fill their stalks with honeyed sap Drawn from Earth's prolific lap...
BAYARD TAYLOR
Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.
ASHISH KUMAR
There are two ways to reach me: by way of kisses or by way of the imagination. But there is a hierar...
ANAïS NIN
I won't go so far as to say that novels sell in inverse proportion to their worth, for just occa...
HOWARD JACOBSON
There was existence in oblivion; there is you in oblivion.
PUSHPA RANA
If you ignore your own health then you are on a cliffs edge to oblivion if you fall off then their i...
GARY F EVANS...
My professional and human obsession is the nature of language, and my best relationships are with ot...
A. S. BYATT
I do not regret the years I spent reading the traditional canon of white male writers in school. I d...
MARGO JEFFERSON
I do not know of anything in modern poetry as violently hostile to contemporary life as was the poet...
DENNIS GABOR
Kisses kept are wasted; Love is to be tasted. There are some you love, I know; Be not lo...
EDMUND VANCE COOKE
Come, lay thy head upon my breast, And I will kiss thee into rest.
LORD BYRON (GEORGE GORDON NOEL BYRON)
Comin' through the rye, poor body, Comin' through the rye, She draigl't a' her petticoatie, ...
ROBERT BURNS
Jenny, she's aw weet, peer body, Jenny's like to cry; For she hes weet her petticoats In...
MISS SUSANNA BLAMIRE AND MISS CATHERINE GILPIN
Blush, happy maiden, when you feel The lips which press love's glowing seal; But as the slow y...
ELIZABETH AKERS ALLEN ("FLORENCE PERCY")
Kisses: Words which cannot be written.
NICOLE LOUISE DIVINO
You may conquer with a sword but you are conquered by a kiss.
DANIEL HEINSIUS
And Steal immortal blessings from her lips; who,even in pure and vestal modesty, still blush, as t...
SHAKESPEARE - ROMEO AND JULIET
Kiss me,” she said urgently.

Sam’s eyes flickered with mild surprise. “Right now?...
LISA KLEYPAS
I kissed her, just a gentle brush of my lips across hers. It was like swallowing a tiny drop of some...
STEPHEN KING
Something made of nothing, tasting very sweet, A most delicious compound, with ingredients complet...
MARY E. BUELL
. . . And when my lips meet thine Thy very soul is wedded unto mine.
HJALMAR HJORTH BOYESEN
Few men know how to kiss well. Fortunately, I've always had time to teach them.
MAE WEST
Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attentio...
MICHAEL DRAYTON
Some women blush when they are kissed, some call for the police, some swear, some bite. But the wo...
WILLIAM RAYE
Thy lips which spake wrong counsel, I kiss close.
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
Tell me who first did kisses suggest? It was a mouth all glowing and blest; It kissed and it t...
HEINRICH HEINE
A kiss can be a comma, a question mark, or an exclamation point.
MISTINGUETT
Soul meets soul on lovers lips.
PERCY SHELLEY
By starlight, I'll kiss you, and promise to be your one and only. I'll make you feel happy and lea...
BILLY CORGAN
The sound of a kiss is much softer than that of a cannon - but it's echo lasts a great deal longer.
ANONYMOUS
People who throw kisses are mighty, hopelessly lazy.
BOB HOPE
I was betrothed that day; I wore a troth kiss on my lips I could not give away.
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
A long, long kiss, a kiss of youth, and love.
LORD BYRON (GEORGE GORDON NOEL BYRON)
Then press my lips, where plays a flame of bliss,-- A pure and holy love-light,--and forsake T...
VICTOR HUGO
It was thy kiss, Love, that made me immortal.
MARGARET W. FULLER
Love and electricity are one in the same, my dear.... if you do not feel the jolt in your soul ever...
C. J. FRANKS
المنبوذون لا ينسون ابدًا
JODEE BLANCO
There will come a time', I said, 'when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when th...
JOHN GREEN
I had read my way not to knowledge but into an inscrutable oblivion.
SIRI HUSTVEDT
Remember that it is 'free-thinking Jews,' not Jews as such, who are defined as the undesirables by T...
CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS
Since there's no help, come let us kiss and part.
MICHAEL DRAYTON
If a body meet a body going to the Fair, If a body kiss a body need a body care?
JAMES C. CROSS
First time he kiss'd me, he but only kiss'd The fingers of this hand wherewith I write; And ev...
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
Kiss till the cows come home.
FRANCIS BEAUMONT AND JOHN FLETCHER
But is there nothing else, That we may do but only walk? Methinks Brothers and sisters lawful...
FRANCIS BEAUMONT AND JOHN FLETCHER
I steal a kiss from her sleeping shadow moves. 'Cause I'll always miss her wherever she goes. And I...
BILLY CORGAN
When age chills the blood, when our pleasures are past-- For years fleet away with the wings of th...
LORD BYRON (GEORGE GORDON NOEL BYRON)
Give me a kisse, and to that kisse a score; Then to that twenty, adde a hundred more; A thousa...
ROBERT HERRICK
The kiss you take is paid by that you give: The joy is mutual, and I'm still in debt.
GEORGE GRANVILLE, LORD LANDSDOWNE
Ancient lovers believed a kiss would literally unite their souls, because the spirit was said to be...
EVE GLICKSMAN
I'd walk half way around the world... for just one kiss from you...
BACKSTREET BOYS
I wasn't kissing her, I was whispering in her mouth.
CHICO MAROC
What is a kisse? Why this, as some approve: The sure sweet cement, glue, and lime of love.
ROBERT HERRICK
Give me a kiss, and to that kiss a score; then to that twenty, add a hundred more; a thousand to tha...
ROBERT HERRICK
A few names have survived oblivion. In time, oblivion will have them all.
MARTY RUBIN
Remember the Viper:--'twas close at your feet, How you started and threw yourself into my arms; ...
ROBERT BLOOMFIELD
When I kiss you, it tastes like heaven... so sweet, loving, kind, and caring.
ANONYMOUS
A legal kiss is never as good as a stolen one.
GUY DE MAUPASSANT
Eliot has never shied away from an opportunity to take on his opponents. We have requests from news ...
CHRISTINE ANDERSON
What we want is to be noticed by the universe, to have the universe give a shit what happens to us -...
JOHN GREEN
He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity's sunrise.
WILLIAM BLAKE
Compare King William with the philosopher Haeckel. The king is one of the anointed by the most high,...
ROBERT G. INGERSOLL
Oblivion is inevitable
JOHN GREEN
Einstein - the greatest Jew since Jesus. I have no doubt that Einstein's name will still be remember...
J. B. S. HALDANE
For me a Writing Day was an occasion for self-reproach and panic, a time to lament the passing of th...
HOWARD JACOBSON
Eliot and I aren't saying innocent or guilty.
BARRY TATELMAN
He'd basically fallen in love with her on the spot. Well, no, that wasn't accurate; that implied a b...
MAX BARRY
He's not dead, Parker." He clenched his jaw so hard she could see the muscles working in it.
MATT FORBECK
Honestly, Mum, how can you say someone's a great writer if you've got a stack of reference books nex...
VAL MCDERMID
When one with honeyed words but evil mind
Persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.
EURIPIDES
I respond, thoughts dropping away, like pebbles plopping one by one in water, sinking down, down int...
SOPHIE JORDAN
Now you go into oblivion.
JOHN HOWARD GRIFFIN
Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death.
JANE AUSTEN
Oblivion cures the old wounds.
DEJAN STOJANOVIC
I'm as much influenced by Joseph Smith and the Mormons as I am, more so, than by Eliot. Actually...
MARGUERITE YOUNG
Oblivion seemed the only reasonable option.
IAN MCEWAN
Please let him look. I didn't need to hide from someone courting oblivion as ardently as I am.
GILLIAN FLYNN
Cinnamon bites and kisses simultaneously.
VANNA BONTA
Stolen kisses are always sweetest
LEIGH HUNT
Musicians, like golfers, have to put their minds in the right place – trusting, confident, enjoyin...
JOHN ELIOT
Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.
HORACE GREELEY
Ignorance is not bliss - it is oblivion
PHILIP WYLIE
Stolen kisses are always sweeter.
THOMAS HUGHES
...bunches of flowers and kisses, their bodies locked together by a stopwatch."

Descripti...
SUSAN RICHARDS SHREVE
You need something," he said, and when I stared at him, he added, "Your face."
"My face?"
...
JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT
And the best and the worst of this is
That neither is most to blame,
If you have forgotten...
ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE
All my brother Eliot and I did as kids was film sketches.
ILANA GLAZER
Stolen kisses are always sweetest.
LEIGH HUNT
...out of the blue, he kissed me. Right in the middle of the Robert E. Lee Hotel Restaurant, he kiss...
KATHRYN STOCKETT
My final three were George Mason, George Mason, George Mason. I'm glad I chose George Mason.
TONY SKINN
“Cigarette kisses the flame. But the mouth kisses the woman. (Cigarette embrasse la flamme. - Mais...
CHARLES DE LEUSSE
Cigarette kisses the flame. But the mouth kisses the woman. (Cigarette embrasse la flamme. - Mais la...
CHARLES DE LEUSSE

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Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down
GEORGE ELIOT
One can begin so many things with a new person! - even begin to be a better man.
GEORGE ELIOT
I would rather not be engaged. When people are engaged, they begin to think of being married soon, a...
GEORGE ELIOT
The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision.
GEORGE ELIOT
A man vows, and yet will not east away the means of breaking his vow. Is it that he distinctly means...
GEORGE ELIOT
The lapse of time during which a given event has not happened, is, in this logic of habit, constantl...
GEORGE ELIOT
The select natures who pant after the ideal, and find nothing in pantaloons or petticoats great enou...
GEORGE ELIOT
Passion is of the nature of seed, and finds nourishment within, tending to a predominance which dete...
GEORGE ELIOT
I have never fully unbosomed myself to any human being; I have never been encouraged to trust much i...
GEORGE ELIOT
There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life.
GEORGE ELIOT
What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life--to stre...
GEORGE ELIOT
It is never too late to become what you might have been. -George Eliot.
GEORGE ELIOT
Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
GEORGE ELIOT
People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate.
GEORGE ELIOT
What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
GEORGE ELIOT
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are still alive. There are certain ...
GEORGE ELIOT
Do we not wile away moments of inanity or fatigued waiting by repeating some trivial movement or sou...
GEORGE ELIOT
Our passions do not live apart in locked chambers but dress in their small wardrobe of notions, brin...
GEORGE ELIOT
If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass gr...
GEORGE ELIOT
I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to inf...
GEORGE ELIOT
Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.
GEORGE ELIOT
And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her, half her strength must be...
GEORGE ELIOT
Who has not felt the beauty of a woman's arm? The unspeakable suggestions of tenderness that lie in...
GEORGE ELIOT
Only those who know the supremacy of the intellectual life can understand the grief of one who falls...
GEORGE ELIOT
Would not love see returning penitence afar off, and fall on its neck and kiss it?
GEORGE ELIOT
Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
GEORGE ELIOT
There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow...
GEORGE ELIOT
What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
GEORGE ELIOT
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or ...
GEORGE ELIOT
Here undoubtedly lies the chief poetic energy: --in the force of imagination that pierces or exalts ...
GEORGE ELIOT
A mother's yearning feels the presence of the cherished child even in the degraded man.
GEORGE ELIOT
But the mother's yearning, that completest type of the life in another life which is the essence of ...
GEORGE ELIOT
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are cer...
GEORGE ELIOT