Quotation by George Eliot

If we use common words on a great occasion, they are the more striking, because they are felt at once to have a particular meaning, like old banners, or everyday clothes, hung up in a sacred place.
George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist. Maggie Tulliver, in The Mill on the Floss, bk. 6, ch. 2 (1860).
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