Jane Austen Quotes & Wallpapers

Jane Austen
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Have you any other objection than your belief of my indifference?" - Elizabeth Bennet Jane Austen

To you I shall say, as I have often said before, Do not be in a hurry, the right man will come at last... Jane Austen

It does not appear to me that my hand is unworthy your acceptance, or that the establishment I can offer would be any other than highly desirable. Jane Austen

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance. Jane Austen

Nobody minds having what is too good for them. Jane Austen

Respect for right conduct is felt by every body. Jane Austen

From politics, it was an easy step to silence. Jane Austen

Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does. Jane Austen

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. Jane Austen

Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn-that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness-that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling. Jane Austen

There is something in the eloquence of the pulpit, when it is really eloquence, which is entitled to the highest praise and honour. The preacher who can touch and affect such an heterogeneous mass of hearers, on subjects limited, and long worn thread-bare in all common hands; who can say any thing new or striking, any thing that rouses the attention, without offending the taste, or wearing out the feelings of his hearers, is a man whom one could not (in his public capacity) honour enough. Jane Austen

Sense will always have attractions for me. Jane Austen

Yet there it was not love. It was a little fever of admiration; but it might, probably must, end in love with some Jane Austen

...she had nothing to do but to forgive herself and be happier than ever... Jane Austen

How hard it is in some cases to be believed!' 'And how impossible in others! Jane Austen

I am happier than Jane; she only smiles, I laugh. Mr. Darcy sends you all the love in the world, that he can spare from me. Jane Austen

But to appear happy when I am so miserable - Oh! who can require it? Jane Austen

...told herself likewise not to hope. But it was too late. Hope had already entered... Jane Austen

I understand Crawford paid you a visit?" "Yes." "And was he attentive?" "Yes, very." "And has your heart changed towards him?" "Yes. Several times. I have - I find that I - I find that-" "Shh. Surely you and I are beyond speaking when words are clearly not enough.... I missed you." "And I you. Jane Austen

It is your turn to say something now, Mr. Darcy. I talked about the dance, and you ought to make some kind of remark on the size of the room, or the number of couples. Jane Austen

Undoubtedly ... there is a meanness in all the arts which ladies sometimes condescend to employ for captivation. What bears affinity to cunning is despicable. Jane Austen

Do you not want to know who has taken it?" cried his wife impatiently. Jane Austen

It taught me to hope," said he, "as I had scarcely ever allowed myself to hope before." Mr. Darcy - Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen

How she might have felt had there been no Captain Wentworth in the case, was not worth enquiry; for there was a Captain Wentworth: and be the conclusion of the present suspense good or bad, her affection would be his forever. Their union, she believed, could not divide her more from other men, than their final separation. Jane Austen

I come here with no expectations, only to profess, now that I am at liberty to do so, that my heart is and always will be yours. Jane Austen

But remember that the pain of parting from friends will be felt by everybody at times, whatever be their education or state. Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience; or give it a more fascinating name: call it hope. 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. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered as the rightful property of someone or other of their daughters. Jane Austen

There is no reason in the world why you should not be important where you are known. You have good sense, and a sweet temper, and I am sure you have a grateful heart, that could never receive kindness without hoping to return it. I do not know any better qualifications for a friend and companion. Jane Austen

one day in the country is exactly like another. Jane Austen

Here I have opportunity enough for the exercise of my talent, as the chief of my time is spent in conversation. Jane Austen

Catherine had never wanted comfort more, and [Henry] looked as if he was aware of it. Jane Austen

that you seemed almost as fearful of notice and praise as other women were of neglect. (Edmund to Fanny) Jane Austen

She hardly knew how to suppose that she could be an object of admiration to so great a man. Jane Austen

I should infinitely prefer a book... Jane Austen

Fine dancing, I believe like virtue, must be its own reward. Those who are standing by are usually thinking of something very different. Jane Austen

Sir Walter Elliot, of Kellynch Hall, in Somersetshire, was a man who, for his own amusement, never took up any book but the Baronetage; there he found occupation for an idle hour, and consolation in a distressed one... Jane Austen

Maybe it's that I find it hard to forgive the follies and vices of others, or their offenses against me. My good opinion, once lost, is lost forever. Jane Austen

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

Do you dance, Mr. Darcy?" Darcy: "Not if I can help it!" Sir William: "What a charming amusement for young people this is, Mr. Darcy! There is nothing like dancing, after all. I consider it as one of the first refinements of polished societies." Mr. Darcy: "Certainly, sir; and it has the advantage also of being in vogue amongst the less polished societies of the world; every savage can dance. Jane Austen

Had I not been bound to silence I could have provided proof enough of a broken heart, even for you. Jane Austen

Why not seize the pleasure at once? - How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation! Jane Austen

Elinor was to be the comforter of others in her own distresses, no less than in theirs; and all the comfort that could be given by assurances of her own composure of mind, and a very earnest vindication of Edward from every charge but of imprudence, was readily offered. Jane Austen

It's such a happiness when good people get together. Jane Austen

With a book he was regardless of time. Jane Austen

I would much rather have been merry than wise. Jane Austen

We neither of us perform to strangers. Jane Austen

She mediated, by turns, on broken promises and broken arches, phaetons and false hangings, Tilneys and trap-doors. Jane Austen

The post office has a great charm at one point of our lives. When you have lived to my age, you will begin to think letters are never worth going through the rain for. Jane Austen

I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! Jane Austen

I do not like to have people throw themselves away; but everybody should marry as soon as they can do it to advantage. Jane Austen

One has not great hopes from Birmingham. I always say there is something direful in the sound. Jane Austen

I am not born to sit still and do nothing. If I lose the game, it shall not be from not striving for it. Jane Austen

It was, perhaps, one of those cases in which advice is good or bad only as the event decides. Jane Austen

Lady Middleton ... exerted herself to ask Mr. Palmer if there was any news in the paper. 'No, none at all,' he replied, and read on. Jane Austen

there is not the least wit in my nature. I am a very matter of fact, plain spoken being, and may blunder on the borders of a repartee for half an hour together without striking it out. Jane Austen

Where any one body of educated men, of whatever denomination, are condemned indiscriminately, there must be a deficiency of information, or...of something else. Jane Austen

It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;-it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others. Jane Austen

Every moment has its pleasures and its hope. Jane Austen

You have qualities which I had not before supposed to exist in such a degree in any human creature. You have some touches of the angel in you. Jane Austen

A woman of seven and twenty, said Marianne, after pausing a moment, can never hope to feel or inspire affection again. Jane Austen

I have been meditating on the very great pleasure which a pair of fine eyes in the face of a pretty woman can bestow. Jane Austen

She was humbled, she was grieved; she repented, though she hardly knew of what. She became jealous of his esteem, when she could no longer hope to be benefited by it. She wanted to hear of him, when there seemed the least chance of gaining intelligence. She was convinced that she could have been happy with him, when it was no longer likely they should meet. Jane Austen

He was the proudest, most disagreeable man in the world, and every body hoped that he would never come there again. Jane Austen

There is safety in reserve, but no attraction. One cannot love a reserved person. Jane Austen

A single woman, of good fortune, is always respectable, and may be as sensible and pleasant as any body else. Jane Austen

When money is once parted with, it can never return. Jane Austen

You shall not, for the sake of one individual, change the meaning of principle and integrity. Jane Austen

Without scheming to do wrong, or to make others unhappy, there may be error and there may be misery. Thoughtlessness, want of attention to other people's feelings, and want of resolution, will do the business. Jane Austen

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

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 labor? Jane Austen

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