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a quest for ideal truth

“Art is not a study of positive reality, it is a quest for ideal truth, and the Vicar of Wakefield was a more useful and healthy book for the mind than the Paysan Perverti or the Liaisons Dangereuses.” 6 more words


free and easy manners

“This elegance in dress and her free and easy manners made her appear old and ugly to him, although she was neither.”

— George Sand, The Devil’s Pool


Classic Literature Wine Glass Charms

Wine Glass Charms: Emily Dickenson, Emily Bronte, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Sand. By SarahWoodJewelry.


Quotable Women ~ October 6th

“There are no more thorough prudes than those who have some little secret to hide.”

- George Sand (1804-1876), French Writer


c’est d’aimer et d’être aimé [to love and be loved]

Il n’y a qu’un bonheur dans la vie, c’est d’aimer et d’être aimé.


There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.

George Sand


George Sand. Heard of her?

She was a great-great granddaughter of the King of Poland, Augustus II the Strong.  Her father was the king’s great-grandson, Maurice Dupin.

Her mother, Sophie Delaborde, the daughter of a bird fancier, was, said George, of the ‘vagabond race of Bohemians’. 587 more words