The Quotable Austen

We got a ton of responses to our recent Jane Austen Giveaway, and were pleased to see selections from each of Austen's six novels. All of the submissions were great, so we thought we'd share a few of our favorites:

"Oh! I always deserve the best treatment, because I never put up with any other."
- Emma

"Mrs Jennings was a widow with ample jointure. She had only two daughters, both of whom she had lived to see respectably married, and she had now therefore nothing to do but to marry all the rest of the world."
- Sense and Sensibility

"You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope."
- Persuasion

"For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?"
- Pride and Prejudice

"A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of."
- Mansfield Park

"Little as Catherine was in the habit of judging for herself, and unfixed as were her general notions of what men ought to be, she could not entirely repress a doubt, while she bore with the effusions of his endless conceit, of his being altogether completely agreeable. It was a bold surmise, for he was Isabella’s brother; and she had been assured by James that his manners would recommend him to all her sex; but in spite of this, the extreme weariness of his company, which crept over her before they had been out an hour, and which continued unceasingly to increase till they stopped in Pulteney Street again, induced her, in some small degree, to resist such high authority, and to distrust his powers of giving universal pleasure."
- Northanger Abbey

Was the woman not awesome?
Posted by: Julianka


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