Quotes by George Robert Gissing

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George Gissing (November 22, 1857 December 28, 1903) was a British novelist. Although Victorian in chronological terms, his work marked a trend towards the cynicism of the 20th century novel. His best known work, considered his masterpiece, is New Grub Street.

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Time is money says the proverb, but turn it around and you get a precious truth. Money is time.

Honest winter, snow clad and with the frosted beard, I can welcome not uncordially; but that long deferment of the calendar's promise, that weeping loom of March and April, that bitter blast outraging the honor of May -- how often has it robbed me of heart and hope.
For the man sound of body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every day has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously.
I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things.

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