Quick Quotes: George Eliot
"It's never too late to be who you might have been."
- George Eliot, also known as Mary Ann Evans
Although this quote has been frequently attributed to 18th century author George Eliot, the pen name of Mary Ann Evans, in fact it was likely the work of poet Adelaide Anne Procter. The quote can be traced to her poem, “A Legend of Provence,” originally published in a Christmas holiday edition of All the Year Round, a periodical edited by Charles Dickens.