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Favourite Pride and Prejudice Quotes

Pride and Prejudice, although having rated it 4 stars on Goodreads (so despite not being a favourite or 5 star read from me) was one of the most entertaining books I have ever read, although there were a couple of things that held back the 5 stars for me, but perhaps if I read it now (a year or two later) it would be different. This draft has been on my blog for a little over a year now, since last year when I watched the Pride and Prejudice movie. But since I’m currently reading the graphic novel, I decided it was another good opportunity to do this post, and appreciate the amazingness of this book and of Jane Austen!

I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.

i relate to this on a spiritual level

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

obviously!

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.

i believe it’s called being human, darcy

I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.

that is actual perfection

Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.

i believe the dictionary definition is that vanity is when you have an excessive amount of pride

I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle. As a child I was taught what was right, but I was not taught to correct my temper. I was given good principles, but left to follow them in pride and conceit. Unfortunately an only son (for many years an only child), I was spoilt by my parents, who, though good themselves (my father, particularly, all that was benevolent and amiable), allowed, encouraged, almost taught me to be selfish and overbearing; to care for none beyond my own family circle; to think meanly of all the rest of the world; to wish at least to think meanly of their sense and worth compared with my own. Such I was, from eight to eight and twenty; and such I might still have been but for you, dearest, loveliest Elizabeth! What do I not owe you! You taught me a lesson, hard indeed at first, but most advantageous. By you, I was properly humbled. I came to you without a doubt of my reception. You showed me how insufficient were all my pretensions to please a woman worthy of being pleased.

AHHHHHHH

It’s been many years since I had such an exemplary vegetable.

this is a moment to be celebrated

β€œNow be sincere; did you admire me for my impertinence?”

“For the liveliness of your mind, I did.” 

haha

I am determined that only the deepest love will induce me into matrimony. So, I shall end an old maid, and teach your ten children to embroider cushions and play their instruments very ill.

well i can’t even embroider

Have a little compassion on my nerves. You tear them to pieces.

it is of the highest priority

Do not consider me now as an elegant female intending to plague you, but as a rational creature speaking the truth from her heart.

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in conclusion: I love Pride and Prejudice

3 thoughts on “Favourite Pride and Prejudice Quotes”

  1. This is such a great idea! And your quotes are to die for!!!!! I have not finished Pride and Prejudice, but really have to at some point! I also haven’t watched the movie because I wanted to read the book first – but I would really love to watch the movie as I love the actors, but it’s a rule of mine to always read the books first, so I can’t watch it! Arghhhhhh!

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