Jane Austen; Favorite Quotes

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“A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” ~ Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice

“For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?” ~ Mr. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice

“Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another.” ~ Mr. Knightly in Emma


"My idea of good company...is the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.' 'You are mistaken,' said he gently, 'that is not good company, that is the best." ~ Anne and Mr. Elliot in Persuasion

"Better be without sense than misapply it as you do. " ~ Mr. Knightly in Emma

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5 comments

  1. Love these quotes. It's amazing how talented Jane Austen was. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I've actually only read *Pride and Prejudice* by Austen. Judging by this, though, I should definitely read some of her other works. Thanks for gathering/sharing these!

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  3. I love these quote! Jane Austen is so quotable and there seems to be a quote by her for every situation!

    ~Miss Laurie
    Old-Fashioned Charm

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  4. Great quotes, Sarah! Makes me want to read a Jane Austen again!

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