Jane Austen

A collection of quotes collected from the books of Jane Austen.

Jane Austen
By Unknown – Coloured version of Jane Austen, University of Texas, Public Domain, Link


 

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A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.

Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen

A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.

Mansfield Park
Jane Austen

Angry people are not always wise.

Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen

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

Jane Austen

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.

Pride and Prejudice
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.

Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen

I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.

Jane Austen
Letter to Cassandra (1798-12-24) - Letters of Jane Austen

I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures.

Persuasion
Jane Austen

I wonder who first discovered the efficacy of poetry in driving away love!

Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen

If a book is well written, I always find it too short.

Jane Austen

If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.

Northanger Abbey
Jane Austen

If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.

Emma
Jane Austen

In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.

Mr. Darcy
Pride And Prejudice
Jane Austen

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

Jane Austen

It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble.

Emma (1815)
Jane Austen

It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.

Sense and Sensibility
Jane Austen

Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.

Jane Austen

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.

Jane Austen

Sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in.

Jane Austen

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!

Sense and Sensibility
Jane Austen

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.

Pride and Prejudice (1813)
Jane Austen

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

Northanger Abbey
Jane Austen

There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time.

Jane Austen

There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.

Jane Austen

There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.

Northanger Abbey
Jane Austen


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