Monday, November 9, 2009

Pride and Prejudice Quotes

I am reading Pride and Prejudice this month for the book club I am in with a few friends, some of whom blog.

I love to read. For this reason I started a "meme" that currently is sitting on my sidebar unused, If You Give a Mom a Book. Go figure. (Although, I did actually begin preparing for the first blog post of many in the series last night.)

I also love quotes from books. I often find myself writing down my favorite quotes on random slips of paper. Except they get misplaced, forgotten, or when I unearth said parchment a few years later I can't figure out what why I wrote the words down on paper. The paper then goes into the fireplace or the recycle can.

I figured that since my blog acts as the U-Haul storage garage for my brain that I would simply begin to log my favorite quotes on my little blog. I put in that nifty search button a few weeks ago, and have used it quite a bit for myself when hunting one of my recipes! Therefore, I will always be able to locate my favorite quotes now.

Enjoy the quotes. Ponder them.

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
Mrs. Bennet: You have no compassion on my poor nerves.

Mr. Bennet: You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends. I have heard you mention them with consideration these twenty years at least."

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

"While Mary is adjusting her ideas," he continued, "let us return to Mr. Bingley."

From Mr. Darcy's brain: Miss Bennet he acknowledged to be pretty, but she smiled too much.

A comment made from Elizabeth in regards to her walking 3 miles to see her sick sister: "The distance is nothing, when one has a motive; only three miles. I shall be back by dinner."


What is accomplishment for a woman? Miss Bingley states that,
A woman must have a thorough knowledge of music, singing, drawing, dancing, and the modern languages, to deserve the word: and besides all this, she must possess a certain something in her air and manner of walking, the tone of her voice, her address and expressions, or the word will be but half deserved.

"All this she must possess", added Darcy, "and to all this she must yet add something more substantial, in the improvement of her mind, by extensive reading."


Conny said...

I love love love Pride & PRejudice :) Enjoyed your quotes - makes me think I should read the book again ---- or at the very least, watch the movie (A&E version is my FAVORITE!)

Mindy said...

I know that this is blasphemy for some, but I like Jane Austen, but really love some other classic authors more. I enjoy reading her novels, though, and my favorite is alway Persuasion. You've inspired me to think about doing a bit more blogging about books I love. I love the GoodReads site where you can rate and review books you've read and connect to friends to see what they're reading.