Thursday, January 24, 2008


I was off visiting at Holly's and saw her post asking for favorite Jane Austen Quotes. Too fun! Once I typed mine into her comment box, I thought I might as well make it a posting myself. Besides, I could probably keep on going and would have liked to add a few longer quotes that I love from Persuasion, but didn't want to take up her entire comment section...

This will do for now as I am off to get ready to join Joanne at the House of Commons for an early lunch and tea.

Do feel free to add your own favorite quotations in the comments as well!

"Elinor agreed to it all, for she did not think he deserved the compliment of rational opposition." (S&S)

"A woman especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can." (NA)

"It would be mortifying to the feelings of many ladies, could they be made to understand how little the heart of man is affected by what is costly or new in their attire; how little it is biased by the texture of their muslin, and how insusceptible of peculiar tenderness towards the spotted, the sprigged, the mull, or the jackonet. Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone. No man will admire her the more, no woman will like her the better for it. Neatness and fashion are enough for the former, and a something of shabbiness or impropriety will be most endearing to the latter. But not one of these grave reflections troubled the tranquillity of Catherine." (NA)

"Better to be without sense, than misapply it as you do." (Emma)

and of course----

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." (P&P)

Note: Edited to add links. There are some more fun quotes in the Comments-check them out!
Also, the above graphic was found here.


CrownLaidDown said...

Kimberly, you aren't too late. You will be entered in the drawing in the morning. I wish you and Joanne a wonderful lunch!!

I will have to pick some quote to share, as well. I have a lot of them. My brain is fuzzy right now with a cold :( so I will come back :)
Looking forward to meeting you next week!!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

My daughter and I have watched Persuasion together so many times, we knew the words (and we both read the book).

My favorite Jane quote is at the end of the movie Persuasion when Anne reads the note Captain W. has written and he states, "You pierce my heart" (or something on that order).

Each time we came to that part, we both let out a very long sigh... :)

CrownLaidDown said...

Come by and see who won the contest, Kimberly!

Dawn said...

"Does she care for olives?" S&S

I loved your tea story. Never apologize for a good story...

"A little cottage is always very snug." Fanny in S&S

Maggie Ann said...

I like the one about men being insusceptible about women's clothing and many things in general. Thats funny but true many times. Some days I think I look the worst, my hubby surprises me with nice words. I read your comment over at Dawn's blog about the tea jars you used in China. Very interesting!

Anonymous said...

neat quotes!


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