Quotation by George Eliot

No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.
George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist. Maggie Tulliver, in The Mill on the Floss, bk. 6, ch. 2 (1860).

Responding to Stephen Guest's compliment on their first encounter.
Surprise me with a
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