“A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.” George Eliot
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” The provenance of this quote is unproven – though it’s often attributed to Mary Anne Evans (aka George Eliot). A good reminder of its sentiment, nonetheless.
I’ve loved Middlemarch since I first read it at 18. I’ve only just realised that Miss Eliot knew a thing or two about self-awareness, feedback and development . . .