George Gissing

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George Gissing (November 22, 1857 – December 28, 1903) was a British novelist.

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  • It is our duty never to speak ill of others, you know; least of all when we know that to do so will be the cause of much pain and trouble.
    • The Unclassed, CHAPTER I, SCHOOL (1884)
  • 'A man who comes to be hanged,' pursued Jasper, impartially, 'has the satisfaction of knowing that he has brought society to its last resource.[…]'
    • New Grub Street CHAPTER I. A MAN OF HIS DAY (1891)
  • I tell you, writing is a business.
    • New Grub Street CHAPTER I. A MAN OF HIS DAY (1891)
  • I maintain that we people of brains are justified in supplying the mob with the food it likes.
    • New Grub Street CHAPTER I. A MAN OF HIS DAY (1891)
  • No, no; women, old or young, should never have to think about money.
    • The Odd Women, CHAPTER I (1893)
  • The thought, however, of his girls having to work for money was so utterly repulsive to him that he could never seriously dwell upon it.
    • The Odd Women, CHAPTER I (1893)
  • The insult was thrown out with a peculiarly reckless air; it astounded the hearer, who sat for an instant with staring eyes and lips apart; then the blood rushed to his cheeks.
    • Eve's Ransom, CHAPTER I (1895)
  • How I dreaded the white page I had to foul with ink!
    • The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft Chapter I, Spring (1903)
  • For the man sound in body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every sky has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously.
    • The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft (1903), WINTER, I
  • To be at other people's orders brings out all the bad in me;
    • Will Warburton, Chapter 3 (1905)

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