Jane Austen Quotes 31–60 of 125 Quotes

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“I give you joy of our new nephew, and hope if he ever comes to be hanged it will not be till we are too old to care about it.”

— Jane Austen

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Quote source: Letter to Cassandra (1811-04-25) [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]

“My head-dress was a bugle-band like the border to my gown, and a flower of Mrs Tilson’s. I depended upon hearing something of the evening from Mr. W. K., and am very well satisfied with his notice of me — "A pleasing looking young woman" — that must do; one cannot pretend to anything better now; thankful to have it continued a few years longer!”

— Jane Austen

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Quote source: Letter (1811-04-30) [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]

“How horrible it is to have so many people killed! And what a blessing that one cares for none of them!”

— Jane Austen

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Quote source: Letter (1811-05-31) referring to the Peninsular War [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]

“I will not say that your mulberry-trees are dead, but I am afraid they are not alive.”

— Jane Austen

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Quote source: Letter to Cassandra (1811-05-31) [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]

“Mr. Digweed has used us basely. Handsome is as handsome does; he is therefore a very ill-looking man.”

— Jane Austen

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Quote source: Letter to Cassandra (1813-01-24) [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]

“Let me know when you begin the new tea, and the new white wine. My present elegancies have not yet made me indifferent to such matters. I am still a cat if I see a mouse.”

— Jane Austen

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Quote source: Letter to Cassandra (1813-09-23) [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]

“He seems a very harmless sort of young man, nothing to like or dislike in him — goes out shooting or hunting with the two others all the morning, and plays at whist and makes queer faces in the evening.”

— Jane Austen

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Quote source: Letter to Cassandra (1813-09-23) [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]

“By the bye, as I must leave off being young, I find many douceurs in being a sort of chaperon, for I am put on the sofa near the fire and can drink as much wine as I like.”

— Jane Austen

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Quote source: Letter (1813-11-06) on ageing [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]

“I cannot help hoping that many will feel themselves obliged to buy it. I shall not mind imagining it a disagreeable duty to them, so as they do it.”

— Jane Austen

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Quote source: Letter (1813-11-06) on the reprint of Sense and Sensibility [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]

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“Walter Scott has no business to write novels, especially good ones. It is not fair. He has fame and profit enough as a poet, and should not be taking the bread out of other people's mouths. I do not like him, and do not mean to like Waverley if I can help it, but fear I must.”

— Jane Austen

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Quote source: Letter to Anna (1814-09-28) [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]

“The Webbs are really gone! When I saw the waggons at the door, and thought of all the trouble they must have in moving, I began to reproach myself for not having liked them better, but since the waggons have disappeared my conscience has been closed again, and I am excessively glad they are gone.”

— Jane Austen

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Quote source: Letter to Anna (1814-09-28) [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]

“There are such beings in the world — perhaps one in a thousand — as the creature you and I should think perfection; where grace and spirit are united to worth, where the manners are equal to the heart and understanding; but such a person may not come in your way, or, if he does, he may not be the eldest son of a man of fortune, the near relation of your particular friend, and belonging to your own county.”

— Jane Austen

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Quote source: Letter to Fanny Knight (1814-11-18) on finding love [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]

“His having been in love with the aunt gives Cecilia an additional interest with him. I like the idea — a very proper compliment to an aunt! I rather imagine indeed that nieces are seldom chosen but out of compliment to some aunt or another. I daresay Ben [Anna's husband] was in love with me once, and would never have thought of you if he had not supposed me dead of scarlet fever.”

— Jane Austen

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Quote source: Letter to niece Anna (1814-11-30) regarding characters in Anna's novel [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]

“I wish I could finish stories as fast as you can. I am much obliged to you for the sight of Olivia, and think you have done for her very well; but the good-for-nothing father, who was the real author of all her faults and sufferings, should not escape unpunished. I hope he hung himself, or took the surname of Bone or underwent some direful penance or other.”

— Jane Austen

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Quote source: Letter to niece Caroline (1814-12-06) regarding a story Caroline sent her [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]

“I am quite honoured by your thinking me capable of drawing such a clergyman as you gave the sketch of in your note of Nov. 16th. But I assure you I am not. The comic part of the character I might be equal to, but not the good, the enthusiastic, the literary. Such a man's conversation must at times be on subjects of science and philosophy, of which I know nothing; or at least be occasionally abundant in quotations and allusions which a woman who, like me, knows only her own mother-tongue, and has read little in that, would be totally without the power of giving. A classical education, or at any rate a very extensive acquaintance with English literature, ancient and modern, appears to me quite indispensable for the person who would do any justice to your clergyman; and I think I may boast myself to be, with all possible vanity, the most unlearned and uninformed female who ever dared to be an authoress.”

— Jane Austen

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Quote source: Letter to Mr. Clarke, librarian to the Prince Regent (1815-12-11) [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]

“He and I should not in the least agree, of course, in our ideas of novels and heroines. Pictures of perfection, as you know, make me sick and wicked; but there is some very good sense in what he says, and I particularly respect him for wishing to think well of all young ladies; it shows an amiable and a delicate mind. And he deserves better treatment than to be obliged to read any more of my works.”

— Jane Austen

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Quote source: Letter to Fanny Knight (1816-03-23) [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]

“I could no more write a romance than an epic poem. I could not sit seriously down to write a serious romance under any other motive than to save my life; and if it were indispensable for me to keep it up and never relax into laughing at myself or other people, I am sure I should be hung before I had finished the first chapter. No, I must keep to my own style and go on in my own way; and though I may never succeed again in that, I am convinced that I should totally fail in any other.”

— Jane Austen

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Quote source: Letter to Mr. Clarke (1816-04-01) [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]

“We saw a countless number of post-chaises full of boys pass by yesterday morning — full of future heroes, legislators, fools, and villains. You have never thanked me for my last letter, which went by the cheese. I cannot bear not to be thanked.”

— Jane Austen

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“What should I do with your strong, manly, spirited sketches, full of variety and glow? How could I possibly join them on to the little bit (two inches wide) of ivory on which I work with so fine a brush, as produces little effect after much labour?”

— Jane Austen

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Quote source: Letter to J. Edward Austen (1816-12-16) [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]

“I would recommend to her and Mr. D. the simple regimen of separate rooms.”

— Jane Austen

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Quote source: Letter (1817-02-20) on Mrs. Deedes having an eighteenth child [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]

“Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor, which is one very strong argument in favour of matrimony.”

— Jane Austen

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Quote source: Letter to Fanny Knight (1817-03-13) [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]

“Many thanks for your kind care for my health; I certainly have not been well for many weeks, and about a week ago I was very poorly. I have had a good deal of fever at times, and indifferent nights; but I am considerably better now and am recovering my looks a little, which have been bad enough — black and white, and every wrong colour. I must not depend upon being ever very blooming again. Sickness is a dangerous indulgence at my time of life.”

— Jane Austen

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Quote source: Letter to Fanny Knight (1817-03-23) [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]

“I know no better way, my dearest Edward, of thanking you for your affectionate concern for me during my illness than by telling you myself, as soon as possible, that I continue to get better. I will not boast of my handwriting; neither that nor my face have yet recovered their proper beauty, but in other respects I am gaining strength very fast. I am now out of bed from 9 in the morning to 10 at night: upon the sofa, 'tis true, but I eat my meals with Aunt Cass in a rational way, and can employ myself, and walk from one room to another. Mr. Lyford says he will cure me, and if he fails, I shall draw up a memorial and lay it before the Dean and Chapter, and have no doubt of redress from that pious, learned, and disinterested body.”

— Jane Austen

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Quote source: Letter to J. Edward Austen (1817-05-27) [Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters: A Family Record]

“Sophia shrieked and fainted on the ground—I screamed and instantly ran mad! We remained thus mutually deprived of our senses some minutes, and on regaining them were deprived of them again. For an hour and a quarter did we continue in this unfortunate situation.”

— Jane Austen

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Quote source: Works, Love and Friendship Love and Friendship (1790)

“It was in this reign that Joan of Arc reigned and made such a row among the English.”

— Jane Austen

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Quote source: Works, History of England 'The History of England'' (1791)

“There were several Battles between the Yorkists and the Lancastrians, in which the former (as they ought) usually won.”

— Jane Austen

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Quote source: Works, History of England 'The History of England'' (1791)

“She [Mary I] married Philip King of Spain, who in her sister's reign, was famous for building Armadas.”

— Jane Austen

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