Jane Austen Quotes (Author of Pride and Prejudice)
Quotes About Sisters
Jane Austen is one of my favorite classical authors of all time. I have several of her books as essentials on my bookshelf and make a point of rereading most of her novels at least once a year because I love the way she writes romance. Her books aren't just romances though; their social satire makes me realize that Jane Austen would have been an amazing best friend because that lady can slay people. Just because her books are classics doesn't mean you should shy away from them—they're full of depth and humor and should be considered more than potential books for the AP Literature exam prep. Seeing that December 16 marks the birthday of this amazing writer, I want to pay homage to her and also highlight some quotes I believe taught me some valuable life lessons. This one is easy enough to understand, but ironically much harder to apply. People can say all the pretty, well-meaning things in the universe and not actually be willing to lift a finger when it counts.
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other. The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much! Marriage is indeed a manoeuvring business. Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then. I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures.
2. "Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion." ~Pride and Prejudice
Come back every day this week for more questions and responses, and check out the rest of our Austen coverage here. Readers shared an admirable assortment of them: wisecracks and ironic turns of phrase, expressions of affection, assertions of independence and strength, small bits of wisdom. The line from the latter, which I had never before read: Run mad as often as you chuse; but do not faint. But like me— and my parents —most readers chose satirical lines from Pride and Prejudice. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.