On the other side of silence

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.

Middlemarch, George Eliot



5 thoughts on “On the other side of silence

  1. Great quote, I remember loving reading that book when I was younger. It was like being a fly on the wall of a whole community. A refreshing change from the at times over-powering narrative voice of Charles Dickens.

  2. Reblogged this on jonathanhockey and commented:
    A great quote from a great book. In this book George Eliot does not follow an individual hero, so much as a whole community of people. It makes for a different perspective, and, at the time, a new and innovative type of narrative for a novel.

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