"Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."George Eliot on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."George Eliot on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."George Eliot on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."George Eliot on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."George Eliot on Ray Charles
"Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love."
"You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing. They always happen to the best men, you know."
"The only failure one should fear, is not hugging to the purpose they see as best."
"There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows."
"I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best."