Wednesday, May 14, 2008


So, for several years now I've been passing around a quote of George Eliot's I heard at a bible study in Dallas. It's one of my very favorites. Today, I was inspired to share it with a friend who recently has felt rather cautious about what she can say on her blog. I couldn't remember the quote word for word, so I looked it up online. I found it...YAY! Only one problem. According to the fine folks at, my very fav is NOT by George Eliot at all, but someone I never even heard of...Dinah Craik. So, if anyone knows the true author of this little morsel, please let me know! Here it is:

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away. ~Dinah Craik ...or maybe not.