Elizabeth Bennet Quotes

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1. “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”

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Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

2. “You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.”

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Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

3. “I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.”

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Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

4. “There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.”

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Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

5. “I am excessively diverted. ”

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Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

6. “Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies do divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can.”

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Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

7. “She was convinced that she could have been happy with him, when it was no longer likely they should meet.”

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Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

8. “She began now to comprehend that he was exactly the man who, in disposition and talents, would most suit her. His understanding and temper, though unlike her own, would have answered all her wishes. It was an union that must have been to the advantage of both: by her ease and liveliness, his mind might have been softened, his manners improved; and from his judgement, information, and knowledge of the world, she must have received benefit of greater importance.”

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Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

9. “They parted at last with mutual civility, and possibly a mutual desire of never meeting again.”

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Author : Jane Austen

10. “Vanity, not love, has been my folly.”

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Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

11. “My object then," replied Darcy, "was to show you, by every civility in my power, that I was not so mean as to resent the past; and I hoped to obtain your forgiveness, to lessen your ill opinion, by letting you see that your reproofs had been attended to. How soon any other wishes introduced themselves I can hardly tell, but I believe in about half an hour after I had seen you.”

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Author : Jane Austen

12. “It's a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”

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Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

13. “It is always easy to question the judgement of others in matters of which we may be imperfectly informed.”

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Author : P.D. James

14. “Never had she so honestly felt that she could have loved him, as now, when all love must be vain.”

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Source : Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

15. “You may ask questions which I shall not choose to answer.”

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Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

16. “When left alone with her, I ignored her and kept my eyes on my book, though I confess I turned over more pages than I read.”

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Author : Mary Street
Source : The Confession of Fitzwilliam Darcy

17. “It was gratitude; gratitude, not merely for having once loved her, but for loving her still well enough to forgive all the petulance and acrimony of her manner in rejecting him, and all the unjust accusations accompanying her rejection.”

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Author : Jane Austen

18. “As for Elizabeth Bennet, our chief reason for accepting her point of view as a reflection of her author's is the impression that she bears of sympathy between them--an impression of which almost every reader would be sensible, even if it had not the explicit confirmation of Jane Austen's letters. Yet, as she is presented to us in Pride and Prejudice, she is but a partial and sometimes perverse observer. ”

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Source : Jane Austen And Her Art

19. “Elizabeth was excessively disappointed...but it was her business to be satisfied — and certainly her temper to be happy; and all was soon right again.”

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Author : Jane Austen

20. “When a gentleman spends quite some time telling me in detail about his father's courtship of his mother, I have to assume there is some moral for me in the tale. Since in this case that courtship consisted primarily of his father insisting repeatedly they were to marry and his mother refusing him almost as often, I take the moral to be that there is very little point in refusing, since it would only lead to the question being repeated until I agreed to it out of sheer exhaustion.”

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Source : The Darcys of Derbyshire: A Pride & Prejudice Variation

21. “Elizabeth was not playing for the sake of exhibiting her virtuosity: she played for joy.”

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Author : Mary Street
Source : The Confession of Fitzwilliam Darcy

22. “It was gratitude; gratitude, not merelyfor having once loved her, but for loving her still well enough to forgive all the petulance and acrimony of her manner in rejecting him.”

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Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

23. “Elizabeth’s tears had wrung my heart: I longed to enfold her in my arms, to comfort her, but I knewit would be infamous indeed to take such advantage of her distress.”

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Author : Mary Street
Source : The Confession of Fitzwilliam Darcy

24. “I hardened my heart against all the Bennets. - Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy.”

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Author : Mary Street
Source : The Confession of Fitzwilliam Darcy

25. “They agreed, however, that they could wish them only as much joy as they had together, refusing to be dislodged from their position as the happiest couple in the world, by anyone.”

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Source : The Pemberley Chronicles

26. “São muito poucas pessoas que eu realmente amo, e ainda menos as que tenho em alta conta. Quanto mais conheço o mundo, mais insatisfeita fico com ele; todo dia confirma minha crença da inconsistência de todo caráter humano, e na pouca confiança que se pode ter na aparência tanto do mérito quanto da razão.”

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Author : Jane Austen

27. “Aunque me dieras cuarenta hombres como él, nunca sería tan feliz como tú. Mientras no posea tu buen carácter, tu bondad, no podrá embargarme esa dicha. No, no, déjame a mi aire; y, tal vez, si me acompaña la suerte, con el tiempo pueda encontrar a otro señor Collins.”

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Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

28. “One has got all the goodness, and the other all the appearance of it”

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Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

29. “My dear, dear aunt,' she rapturously cried, what delight! what felicity! You give me fresh life and vigour. Adieu to disappointment and spleen. What are men to rocks and mountains? Oh! what hours of transport we shall spend! And when we do return, it shall not be like other travellers, without being able to give one accurate idea of any thing. We will know where we have gone -- we will recollect what we have seen. Lakes, mountains, and rivers shall not be jumbled together in our imaginations; nor, when we attempt to describe any particular scene, will we begin quarrelling about its relative situation. Let our first effusions be less insupportable than those of the generality of travellers.”

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Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

30. “But above all, above respect and esteem, there was a motive within her of good will which could not be overlooked. It was gratitude. -- Gratitude, not merely for having once loved her, but for loving her still well enough, to forgive all the petulance and acrimony of her manner in rejecting him, and all the unjust accusations accompanying her rejection. He who, she had been persuaded, would avoid her as his greatest enemy, seemed, on this accidental meeting, most eager to preserve the acquaintance, and without any indelicate display of regard, or any peculiarity of manner, where their two selves only were concerned, was soliciting the good opinion of her friends, and bent on making her known to his sister.”

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Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

31. “And with regard to the resentment of his family, or the indignation of the world, if the former were excited by his marrying me, it would not give me one moment's concern-- and the world in general would have too much sense to join in the scorn.”

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Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice