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…

Quick Quotes: Sherlock Holmes

"To a great mind, nothing is little."

- Sherlock Holmes, from A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

This quote appears in Arthur Conan Doyle's novella, A Study In Scarlet, published in 1886 in the magazine, Beeton's Christmas Annual. The book introduced Sherlock Holmes and John Watson to a lukewarm audience; interest in Sherlock Holmes shot up after Doyle released of several short stories…

Quick Quotes: Charles Dickens

"A loving heart is the truest wisdom."

- Charles Dickens

With the tongue-tying title, The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery (Which He Never Meant to Publish on Any Account), shortened for sanity to David Copperfield, this semi-autobiographical serial novel by Charles Dickens tells the life…

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