"...the past becomes dreamy because its symbols have all vanished, and the present
too is dreamy because it is linked with no memories."-- Eliot in chapter 1,
describing Silass withdrawal from society.
2) "...like the weaving and satisfaction of hunger,
subsisting quite aloof from the life of belief and love from which he had been cut
off."-- Eliot in chapter 1, describing Silass obsession with his gold.
3) "The yoke a man creates for
himself by wrong-doing will breed hate in the kindliest nature; and the good-humoured,
affectionate-hearted Godfrey Cass, was fast becoming a bitter man, visited by cruel
wishes, that seemed to enter and depart, and enter again, like demons who had found in him
a ready-garnished home."-- Eliot in chapter 3, describing Godfreys dilemma
4) "This strangely novel situation of
opening his trouble to his Raveloe neighbors, of sitting in the warmth of a hearth not his
own, and feeling the presence of faces and voices which were his nearest promise of help,
had doubtless its influence on Marner, in spite of his passionate preoccupation with his
loss. Our consciousness rarely registers the beginning of a growth within us any more than
without us: there have been many circulations of the sap before we detect the smallest
sign of the bud."-- Eliot in chapter 7, admitting that Silas is being forced to open
himself up in order to ask for help.
5) "The loom was there, and the
weaving, and the growing pattern in the cloth; but the bright treasure in the hole under
his feet was gone; the prospect of handling and counting it was gone: the evening had no
phantasm of delight to still the poor souls craving."-- Eliot in chapter 10,
detailing Silass mourning over the robbery of his gold.
6) "This journey on New Years
Eve was a premeditated act of vengeance which she had kept in her heart ever since
Godfrey, in a fit of passion, had told her he would sooner die than acknowledge her as his
wife."-- Eliot in chapter 12, describing Mollys decision to confront Godfrey
and his family about their marriage.
7) "...but instead of the hard coin
with the familiar resisting outline, his fingers encountered soft warm curls."--
Eliot in chapter 12, detailing Silass discovery of Eppie.
8) "Godfrey felt a great throb: there
was one terror in his mind at that moment: it was, that the woman might not be dead. That
was an evil terror."-- Eliot in chapter 13, showing how fearful Godfrey is that his
dirty secret will come to light.
9) "The moneys gone I
dont know where, and this is come from I dont know where."-- Silas in
chapter 14, explaining the arrival of Eppie.
10) "As the childs mind was
growing into knowledge, his mind was growing into memory: as her life unfolded, his soul,
long stupefied in a cold narrow prison, was unfolding too, and trembling gradually into
full consciousness."-- Eliot in chapter 14, explaining Silass transformation
following the arrival of Eppie.