Quotation by George Eliot

... there is a lightness about the feminine mind—a touch and go—music, the fine arts, that kind of thing—they should study those up to a certain point, women should; but in a light way, you know.
George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819–1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 7 (1871-1872).

Said by the character named Mr. Brooke, uncle of Dorothea Brooke, whose desire for knowledge and a serious classical education is so great that it misleads her into a disastrous marriage.
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