Quotes by George Gissing
The insult was thrown out with a peculiarly reckless air; it astounded the hearer, who sat for an instant with staring eyes and lips apart; then the blood rushed to his cheeks.
I maintain that we people of brains are justified in supplying the mob with the food it likes.
To be at other people's orders brings out all the bad in me.
The thought, however, of his girls having to work for money was so utterly repulsive to him that he could never seriously dwell upon it.
I tell you, writing is a business.
How I dreaded the white page I had to foul with ink!
'A man who comes to be hanged,' pursued Jasper, impartially, 'has the satisfaction of knowing that he has brought society to its last resource.
It is our duty never to speak ill of others, you know; least of all when we know that to do so will be the cause of much pain and trouble.
For the man sound in body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every sky has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously.
No, no; women, old or young, should never have to think about money.
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