Jane Austen (Writer)

#19607 Jane Austen

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other. ~ .

Jane Austen Quotes about world
#19608 Jane Austen

Here I am once more in this scene of dissipation and vice, and I begin already to find my morals corrupted. .

Jane Austen Quotes about read
#19609 Jane Austen

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

Jane Austen Quotes about read
#19610 Jane Austen

Next week I shall begin my operations on my hat, on which you know my principal hopes of happiness depend. .

Jane Austen Quotes about happiness
#19611 Jane Austen

I am very much obliged to my dear little George for his message - for his love at least; his duty, I suppose, was only in consequence of some hint of my favourable intentions towards him from his father or mother. I am sincerely rejoiced, however, that I ever was born, since it has been the means of procuring him a dish of tea. .

Jane Austen Quotes about love
#19612 Jane Austen

I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal. .

Jane Austen Quotes about people
#19613 Jane Austen

You deserve a longer letter than this; but it is my unhappy fate seldom to treat people so well as they deserve. .

Jane Austen Quotes about people
#19614 Jane Austen

I had a very pleasant evening, however, though you will probably find out that there was no particular reason for it; but I do not think it worth while to wait for enjoyment until there is some real opportunity for it. .

Jane Austen Quotes about art
#19615 Jane Austen

I am rather impatient to know the fate of my best gown. .

Jane Austen Quotes about fate
#19616 Jane Austen

I cannot help thinking that it is more natural to have flowers grow out of the head than fruit. .

Jane Austen Quotes about thinking
#19617 Jane Austen

I can recollect nothing more to say at present; perhaps breakfast may assist my ideas. I was deceived - my breakfast supplied only two ideas - that the rolls were good and the butter bad. .

Jane Austen Quotes about good
#19618 Jane Austen

In Paragon we met Mrs. Foley and Mrs. Dowdeswell with her yellow shawl airing out, and at the bottom of Kingsdown Hill we met a gentleman in a buggy, who, on minute examination, turned out to be Dr. Hall - and Dr. Hall in such very deep mourning that either his mother, his wife, or himself must be dead. .

Jane Austen Quotes about self
#19619 Jane Austen

Your abuse of our gowns amuses but does not discourage me; I shall take mine to be made up next week, and the more I look at it the better it pleases me. My cloak came on Tuesday, and, though I expected a good deal, the beauty of the lace astonished me. It is too handsome to be worn - almost too handsome to be looked at. .

Jane Austen Quotes about beauty
#19620 Jane Austen

I believe I drank too much wine last night at Hurstbourne; I know not how else to account for the shaking of my hand today. You will kindly make allowance therefore for any indistinctness of writing, by attributing it to this venial error. .

Jane Austen Quotes about writing
#19621 Jane Austen

The General has got the gout, and Mrs. Maitland the jaundice. Miss Debary, Susan, and Sally, all in black, but without any stature, made their appearance, and I was as civil to them as their bad breath would allow me. .

Jane Austen Quotes about wit
#19622 Jane Austen

We have been exceedingly busy ever since you went away. In the first place we have had to rejoice two or three times everyday at your having such very delightful weather for the whole of your journey... .

Jane Austen Quotes about time
#19623 Jane Austen

One cannot fix one's eyes on the commonest natural production without finding food for a rambling fancy. ~ .

Jane Austen Quotes about food
#19624 Jane Austen

I have now attained the true art of letter-writing, which we are always told, is to express on paper exactly what one would say to the same person by word of mouth. .

Jane Austen Quotes about writing
#19625 Jane Austen

You are very kind in planning presents for me to make, and my mother has shown me exactly the same attention; but as I do not choose to have generosity dictated to me, I shall not resolve on giving my cabinet to Anna till the first thought of it has been my own. .

Jane Austen Quotes about thought
#19626 Jane Austen

Another stupid party last night; perhaps if larger they might be less intolerable, but here there were only just enough to make one card-table, with six people to look on and talk nonsense to each other. .

Jane Austen Quotes about art
#19627 Jane Austen

Mrs. B. and two young women were of the same party, except when Mrs. B. thought herself obliged to leave them to run round the room after her drunken husband. His avoidance, and her pursuit, with the probable intoxication of both, was an amusing scene. .

Jane Austen Quotes about women
#19628 Jane Austen

I cannot anyhow continue to find people agreeable; I respect Mrs. Chamberlayne for doing her hair well, but cannot feel a more tender sentiment. Miss Langley is like any other short girl, with a broad nose and wide mouth, fashionable dress and exposed bosom. Adm. Stanhope is a gentleman-like man, but then his legs are too short and his tail too long. .

Jane Austen Quotes about hope
#19629 Jane Austen

It would have amused you to see our progress. We went up by Sion Hill, and returned across the fields. In climbing a hill Mrs. Chamberlayne is very capital; I could with difficulty keep pace with her, yet would not flinch for the world. On plain ground I was quite her equal. And so we posted away under a fine hot sun, she without any parasol or any shade to her hat, stopping for nothing, and crossing the churchyard at Weston with as much expedition as if we were afraid of being buried alive. .

Jane Austen Quotes about world
#19630 Jane Austen

We are to have a tiny party here tonight. I hate tiny parties, they force one into constant exertion. .

Jane Austen Quotes about art
#19631 Jane Austen

You will have a great deal of unreserved discourse with Mrs. K., I dare say, upon this subject, as well as upon many other of our family matters. Abuse everybody but me. .

Jane Austen Quotes about family
#19632 Jane Austen

You know how interesting the purchase of a sponge-cake is to me. .

Jane Austen Quotes about you
#19633 Jane Austen

We spent Friday evening with our friends at the boarding-house, and our curiosity was gratified by the sight of their fellow-inmates, Mrs. Drew and Miss Hook, Mr. Wynne and Mr. Fitzhugh; the latter is brother to Mrs. Lance, and very much the gentleman. He has lived in that house more than twenty years, and poor man, is so totally deaf that they say he could not hear a cannon, were it fired close to him; having no cannon at hand to make the experiment, I took it for granted, and talked to him a little with my fingers, which was funny enough. .

Jane Austen Quotes about funny
#19634 Jane Austen

I am gratified by her having pleasure in what I write, but I wish the knowledge of my being exposed to her discerning criticism may not hurt my style, by inducing too great a solicitude. I begin already to weigh my words and sentences more than I did, and am looking about for a sentiment, an illustration, or a metaphor in every corner of the room. Could my ideas flow as fast as the rain in the store-closet it would be charming. .

Jane Austen Quotes about knowledge
#19635 Jane Austen

I am sorry to tell you that I am getting very extravagant, and spending all my money, and, what is worse for you, I have been spending yours too. .

Jane Austen Quotes about money
#19636 Jane Austen

I give you joy of our new nephew, and hope if he ever comes to be hanged it will not be till we are too old to care about it. .

Jane Austen Quotes about hope
#19637 Jane Austen

My head-dress was a bugle-band like the border to my gown, and a flower of Mrs Tilson’s. I depended upon hearing something of the evening from Mr. W. K., and am very well satisfied with his notice of me - "A pleasing looking young woman" - that must do; one cannot pretend to anything better now; thankful to have it continued a few years longer! .

Jane Austen Quotes about man
#19638 Jane Austen

How horrible it is to have so many people killed! And what a blessing that one cares for none of them! .

Jane Austen Quotes about people
#19639 Jane Austen

I will not say that your mulberry-trees are dead, but I am afraid they are not alive. .

Jane Austen Quotes about live
#19640 Jane Austen

He seems a very harmless sort of young man, nothing to like or dislike in him - goes out shooting or hunting with the two others all the morning, and plays at whist and makes queer faces in the evening. .

Jane Austen Quotes about man
#19641 Jane Austen

By the bye, as I must leave off being young, I find many douceurs in being a sort of chaperon, for I am put on the sofa near the fire and can drink as much wine as I like. .

Jane Austen Quotes about man
#19642 Jane Austen

I cannot help hoping that many will feel themselves obliged to buy it. I shall not mind imagining it a disagreeable duty to them, so as they do it. .

Jane Austen Quotes about mind
#19643 Jane Austen

The Webbs are really gone! When I saw the waggons at the door, and thought of all the trouble they must have in moving, I began to reproach myself for not having liked them better, but since the waggons have disappeared my conscience has been closed again, and I am excessively glad they are gone. .

Jane Austen Quotes about science
#19644 Jane Austen

There are such beings in the world - perhaps one in a thousand - as the creature you and I should think perfection; where grace and spirit are united to worth, where the manners are equal to the heart and understanding; but such a person may not come in your way, or, if he does, he may not be the eldest son of a man of fortune, the near relation of your particular friend, and belonging to your own county. .

Jane Austen Quotes about art
#19645 Jane Austen

His having been in love with the aunt gives Cecilia an additional interest with him. I like the idea - a very proper compliment to an aunt! I rather imagine indeed that nieces are seldom chosen but out of compliment to some aunt or another. I daresay Ben [Anna's husband] was in love with me once, and would never have thought of you if he had not supposed me dead of scarlet fever. .

Jane Austen Quotes about love
#19647 Jane Austen

I could no more write a romance than an epic poem. I could not sit seriously down to write a serious romance under any other motive than to save my life; and if it were indispensable for me to keep it up and never relax into laughing at myself or other people, I am sure I should be hung before I had finished the first chapter. No, I must keep to my own style and go on in my own way; and though I may never succeed again in that, I am convinced that I should totally fail in any other. .

Jane Austen Quotes about life
#19648 Jane Austen

We saw a countless number of post-chaises full of boys pass by yesterday morning - full of future heroes, legislators, fools, and villains. You have never thanked me for my last letter, which went by the cheese. I cannot bear not to be thanked. .

Jane Austen Quotes about future
#19649 Jane Austen

I give you joy of having left Winchester. Now you may own how miserable you were there; now it will gradually all come out, your crimes and your miseries - how often you went up by the Mail to London and threw away fifty guineas at a tavern, and how often you were on the point of hanging yourself, restrained only, as some ill-natured aspersion upon poor old Winton has it, by the want of a tree within some miles of the city. .

Jane Austen Quotes about nature
#19650 Jane Austen

What should I do with your strong, manly, spirited sketches, full of variety and glow? 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 labour? .

Jane Austen Quotes about work
#19651 Jane Austen

I would recommend to her and Mr. D. the simple regimen of separate rooms. .

Jane Austen Quotes about men
#19652 Jane Austen

Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor, which is one very strong argument in favour of matrimony. .

Jane Austen Quotes about women
#19653 Jane Austen

He and I should not in the least agree, of course, in our ideas of novels and heroines. Pictures of perfection, as you know, make me sick and wicked; but there is some very good sense in what he says, and I particularly respect him for wishing to think well of all young ladies; it shows an amiable and a delicate mind. And he deserves better treatment than to be obliged to read any more of my works. .

Jane Austen Quotes about art
#19654 Jane Austen

Many thanks for your kind care for my health; I certainly have not been well for many weeks, and about a week ago I was very poorly. I have had a good deal of fever at times, and indifferent nights; but I am considerably better now and am recovering my looks a little, which have been bad enough - black and white, and every wrong colour. I must not depend upon being ever very blooming again. Sickness is a dangerous indulgence at my time of life. .

Jane Austen Quotes about life
#19655 Jane Austen

I eat my meals with Aunt Cassandra in a rational way, and can employ myself, and walk from one room to another. Mr. Lyford says he will cure me, and if he fails, I shall draw up a memorial and lay it before the Dean and Chapter, and have no doubt of redress from that pious, learned, and disinterested body. .

Jane Austen Quotes about self
#19656 Jane Austen

Sophia shrieked and fainted on the ground—I screamed and instantly ran mad! We remained thus mutually deprived of our senses some minutes, and on regaining them were deprived of them again. For an hour and a quarter did we continue in this unfortunate situation. .

Jane Austen Quotes about art
#19657 Jane Austen

It was in this reign that Joan of Arc reigned and made such a row among the English. .

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