I'll not listen to reason. Reason always means what someone else has got to say. Elizabeth Gaskell quote
People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people's minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues. Elizabeth Gaskell quote
To be sure a stepmother to a girl is a different thing to a second wife to a man! Elizabeth Gaskell quote
Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom. Elizabeth Gaskell quote
He had not an ounce of superfluous flesh on his bones, and leanness goes a great way towards gentility. Elizabeth Gaskell quote
Madam your wife and I didn't hit it off the only time I ever saw her. I won't say she was silly, but I think one of us was silly, and it wasn't me.
Elizabeth Gaskell quote
English novelist, 1810 - 65