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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sunday Sentence: George Eliot

As inspired by Fobbit author David Abrams at The Quivering Pen, the best sentence(s) I read this week, presented without added commentary:


The greatest benefit we owe to the artist, whether painter, poet, or novelist, is the extension of our sympathies. ... Art is the nearest thing to life; it is a mode of amplifying experience and extending our contact with our fellowmen beyond the bounds of our personal lot.

-- George Eliot, The Natural History of German Life as encountered in Rebecca Mead's My Life in Middlemarch

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