Friday, September 12, 2008

Jane Austen Quotes

Jane Austen Quotes

“I have been a selfish being all my life,
in practice, though not in principle.”

"Run mad as often as you choose;
but do not faint."

“To sit in the shade on a fine day
and look upon verdure is the most
perfect refreshment.”

“It sometimes happens that a woman
is handsomer at twenty-nine than she
was ten years before.”

"Friendship is certainly the finest balm
for the pangs of disappointed love.”

Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.”

"Why not seize the pleasure at once,
how often is happiness destroyed by
preparation, foolish preparations.”

“There is nothing like staying
at home for real comfort.”

“The person, be it gentleman or lady,
who has not pleasure in a good novel,
must be intolerably stupid.”

"You have delighted us long enough.”


  1. These are so clever. She could be a little "biting," couldn't she?


  2. I liked "you have delighted us long enough"; I have to remember that one for future use :)


  3. Know something?  If she were a woman of today, she would have made a great addition to our J-lander family.   Great writing skills, and all >wink<.
    hope you have a great w/e

  4. I like this one of Jane Austen's  a lot:  "Run mad as often as you choose;
    but do not faint."  But then again, this one is great too!: "You have delighted us long enough."  I didn't know she said that, LOLOLOL!

    Krissy :)


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