ELIZABETH GASKELL Quotes

“One word more. You look as if you thought it tainted you to beloved by me. You cannot avoid it. Nay, I, if I would, cannotcleanse you from it. But I would not, if I could. I have neverloved any woman before: my life has been too busy, my thoughtstoo much absorbed with other things. Now I love, and will love.But do not be afraid of too much expression on my part.”

Elizabeth Gaskell
love 

“I wanted to see the place where Margaret grew to what she is, even at the worst time of all, when I had no hope of ever calling her mine...”

Elizabeth Gaskell
love 

“Loyalty and obedience to wisdom and justice are fine; but it is still finer to defy arbitrary power, unjustly and cruelly used--not on behalf of ourselves, but on behalf of others more helpless.”

Elizabeth Gaskell

“I'll not listen to reason... reason always means what someone else has got to say.”

Elizabeth Gaskell
humor 

“But suppose it was truth double strong, it were no truth to me if I couldna take it in. I daresay there's truth in yon Latin book on your shelves; but it's gibberish and no truth to me, unless I know the meaning o' the words.”

Elizabeth Gaskell
truth 

“Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.”

Elizabeth Gaskell
wisdom 

“I wanted to see the place where Margaret grew to what she is, even at the worst time of all, when I had no hope of ever calling her mine...”

Elizabeth Gaskell
hope 

“A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.”

Elizabeth Gaskell

“And she swept out of it with the noiseless grace of an offended princess.”

Elizabeth Gaskell
books 

“The French girls would tell you, to believe that you were pretty would make you so.”

Elizabeth Gaskell
beauty