Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Train of Thought - George Eliot

"We do not expect people to be deeply moved by what is not unusual ...
If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it
would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat,
and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of
silence."

--George Eliot (1819-1880), "Middlemarch"

Another "Train of Thought" on the R.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just because we can't see it, doesn't mean it isn't there for us to see. We should die for that roar for it is infinite and everlasting...

Tal O said...

saw this on the subway today coming home on the A train.. and i jotted it down. such a perceptive and beautiful quote..