They walked on, without knowing in what direction. There was too much to be thought, and felt, and said, for attention to any other objects.

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Profession: Author
Nationality: British

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She is clever and agreeable, has all that knowledge of the world which makes conversation easy, and talks very well, with a happy command of language, which is too often used, I believe, to make black appear white.

If we have not hearts, we have eyes; and they give us torment enough.

Yes, vanity is a weakness indeed. But pride—where there is a real superiority of mind, pride will be always under good regulation.

Mr. Knightley to be no longer coming there for his evening comfort! - No longer walking in at all hours, as if ever willing to change his own home for their's! - How was it to be endured?

Mary wished to say something very sensible, but knew not how.

Anne hoped she had outlived the age of blushing; but the age of emotion she certainly had not.

Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.

Yes, you know enough of my frankness to believe me capable of that. After abusing you so abominably to your face, I could have no scruple in abusing you to all your relations.

Every thing was said that could encourage, every encouragement received with grateful joy, and the gentlemen parted the best of friends.

When once we are buried you think we are gone. But behold me immortal!

Mr. Knightley, in fact, was one of the few people who could see faults in Emma Woodhouse, and the only one who ever told her of them.

Then she is a greater simpleton than I ever believed her. What is the foolish girl about? Oh! to be sure, cried Emma, it is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage. A man always imagines a woman to be ready for any body who asks her.

For what after all is Youth and Beauty?

Elinor now found the difference between the expectation of an unpleasant event, however certain the mind may be told to consider it, and certainty itself.