Good heaven! My dear Isabella, what do you mean? Can you -- can you really be in love with James?

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Profession: Author
Nationality: British

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Oh! write, write. Finish it at once. Let there be an end of this suspense. Fix, commit, condemn yourself.

To be able to impose on the public in such a case; but it is sometimes a disadvantage to be so very guarded. If a woman conceals her affection with the same skill from the object of it, she may lose the opportunity of fixing him; and it will then be but poor consolation to believe the world equally in the dark.

Sometime the worst type of weapon in the world is love.

Is not poetry the food of love?

But Mr. Bennet was not of a disposition to seek comfort for the disappointment which his own imprudence had brought on in any of those pleasures which too often console the unfortunate for their folly or their vice.

She was stronger alone.

I never wish to offend, but I am so foolishly shy, that I often seem negligent, when I am only kept back by my natural awkwardness. I have frequently thought that I must have been intended by nature to be fond of low company, I am so little at my ease among strangers of gentility!

How clever you are, to know something of which you are ignorant.

THIS little work was finished in the year 1803, and intended for immediate publication.

Anne could do no more; but her heart prophesied some mischance to damp the perfection of her felicity.

I must be more in want of a friend, or an agreeable companion, than I have yet been, to take the trouble of conquering any body's reserve to procure one.

Who can endure a Cabbage Bed in October? - 'Sanditon.

It will I believe be everywhere found that as the clergy are or are not what they ought to be so are the rest of the nation.

Lady Middleton resigned herself... Contenting herself with merely giving her husband a gentle reprimand on the subject, five or six times every day.