"And now she had learnt that not only to will, but also to pray, was a necessary condition in the truly heroic."
— Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South
"Let her go - with her stony heart, and her beauty - how set and terrible her look is now, for all her loveliness of feature! She is afraid I shall speak what will require some stern repression. Let her go. Beauty and heiress as she may be, she will find it hard to meet with a truer heart than mine. Let her go!"
— Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South (via thatwetshirt)