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Jane Austen Quotes

38 Jane Austen quotes:

"With men he can be rational and unaffected, but when he has ladies to please, every feature works."
"Tacking on the kiss at the end made it too romantic, much more like a Victorian or 20th-century story, rather than the early 19th-century story that it really is."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Romance Quotes
"Although our productions have afforded more extensive and unaffected pleasure than those of any other literary corporation in the world, no species of composition has been so much decried. ''And what are you reading, Miss -- -?'' ''Oh! it is only a novel!'' replies the young lady; while she lays down her book with affected indifference, or momentary shame. ''It is only Cecilia, or Camilla, or Belinda ''; or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humor, are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Fiction Quotes
"For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?"
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Neighbors Quotes
"I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible"
"She felt the loss of Willoughby's character yet more heavily than she had felt the loss of his heart . . ."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Character Quotes
"The youth and cheerfulness of morning are in happy analogy, and of powerful operation; and if the distress be not poignant enough to keep the eyes unclosed, they will be sure to open to sensations of softened pain and brighter hope"
"I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Habit Quotes British Writer Quotes
"There are certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are of pretty woman to deserve them."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Fortune Quotes British Writer Quotes
"What wild imaginations one forms where dear self is concerned! How sure to be mistaken!"
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Self Quotes British Writer Quotes
"I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me that trouble of liking them."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: People Quotes British Writer Quotes
"Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Pleasure Quotes British Writer Quotes
"Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Guilt Quotes British Writer Quotes
"Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Pride Quotes British Writer Quotes
"Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Life Quotes British Writer Quotes
"There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Charming Quotes British Writer Quotes
"In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels."
"It may be possible to do without dancing entirely. Instances have been known of young people passing many, many months successively without being at any ball of any description, and no material injury accrue either to body or mind; but when a beginning is made -- when the felicities of rapid motion have once been, though slightly, felt -- it must be a very heavy set that does not ask for more."
"We met Dr. Hall in such deep mourning that either his mother, his wife, or himself must be dead."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Death Quotes
"She was determined, as she felt it to be her duty, to try to overcome all that was excessive."
Author: Austen Quotes Category: Duty Quotes

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