We certainly do not forget you, so soon as you forget us. It is, perhaps, our fate rather than our merit. We cannot help ourselves.

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Profession: Author
Nationality: British

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But a mind of usefulness and ingenuity seemed to furnish him with constant employment within.

You have liked many a stupider person.

Nothing could be more impossible than to answer such a question, though nothing could be more agreeable than to have it asked.

I was simple enough to think, that because my faith was plighted to another, there could be no danger in my being with you; and that the consciousness of my engagement was to keep my heart as safe and sacred as my honour.

You are over-scrupulous, surely. I dare say Mr. Bingley will be very glad to see you; and I will send a few lines by you to assure him of my hearty consent to his marrying whichever he chooses of the girls; though I must throw in a good word for my little Lizzy.

I feel as if I could be any thing or every thing, as if I could rant and storm, or sigh, or cut capers in any tragedy or comedy in the English language.

But Mrs. John Dashwood was a strong caricature of himself;—more narrow-minded and selfish.

The house seemed to have all the comforts of little Children, dirt and litter.

Upon my word, Miss Anne Elliot, you have the most extraordinary taste! Every thing that revolts other people, low company, paltry rooms, foul air, disgusting associations are inviting to you.

You have another long walk before you.

But to expose the former faults of any person without knowing what their present feelings were, seemed unjustifiable.

What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.

There, he had learnt to distinguish between the steadiness of principle and the obstinacy of self-will, between the darings of heedlessness and the resolution of a collected mind.

Jane will be quite an old main soon,I declare. She is almost three-and-twenty! Lord, how ashamed I should be of not being married before three-and-twenty!