"Where the heart is really attached, I know very well how little one can be pleased with the attention of any body else."
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Cap ‘n Quote: Pride and Prejudice (2005)
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Elizabeth Bennet: He’s been a fool about so many things, about Jane, and others… but then, so have I. You see, he and I are so similar. We’ve been nonsensical! Papa, I…
Mr. Bennet: You really do love him, don’t you?
Elizabeth Bennet: Very much.
Pride & Prejudice characters | Miss Bingley and Mrs Hurst
[Bingley’s] sisters were fine women, with an air of decided fashion.
Miss Bennet’s pleasing manners grew on the goodwill of Mrs. Hurst and Miss Bingley; and though the mother was found to be intolerable, and the younger sisters not worth speaking to, a wish of being better acquainted with them was expressed towards the two eldest.
What are men compared to rocks and mountains?
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"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." -Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen
"Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience- or give it a more fascinating name, call it hope." - Jane Austen
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"Do you think I am an automaton? — a machine without feelings? and can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup? Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! — I have as much soul as you — and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you. I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh: it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God’s feet, equal — as we are!"
"Pride and prejudice", Chapter 60.