QuoteProverbs

Jane Austen

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

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



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


Angry people are not always wise.

Pride and Prejudice
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


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


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

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

Northanger Abbey
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


Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.

Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen


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.

Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen


What are young men to rocks and mountains?

Elizabeth
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen