Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sense and Sensibility Quotes

Here are some quotes from Sense and Sensibility! This concludes my Sense and Sensibility focus; unfortunately I will not be able to start on my next Jane Austen book right away. Hope you enjoy them!

“Mama, the more I know of the world, the more I am convinced I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!” ~Marianne

“Is there any felicity in the world superior to this?” ~Marianne

“I confess that while I am at Barton Park, I never think of tame and quiet children with any abhorrence.” ~Elinor

“Esteem him! Like him! Cold-hearted Elinor! Oh! Worse than cold-hearted! Ashamed of being otherwise. Use those words again, and I will leave the room this moment.” ~Marianne

“Well, said I, all I can say is, if this be true, he has used a young lady of my acquaintance abominably ill, and I wish with all my soul his wife my plague his heart out.” ~Mrs. Jennings

“…Marianne, who had the knack of finding her way in every house to the library, however it might be avoided by the family in general, soon procured herself a book.”

“I love to be reminded of the past, Edward - whether it be melancholy or gay, I love to recall it - and you will never offend me by talking of former times.” ~Marianne

“Elinor agreed to it all, for she did not think he deserved the compliment of a rational opposition.” (Speaking of Robert Ferrars)

From movie (Which are probably not as funny if you haven't seen it...)
“If you cannot think of anything appropriate to say, you will pleas restrict your remarks to the weather.” ~Mrs. Dashwood

“It’s going to rain.”
“It is not going to rain.”
“You always say that and then it always does!”
~Margaret and Marianne

“I like Mrs. Jennings. She talks about things. We never talk about things.” ~Margaret

“I meant something less mournful, dearest.” ~Elinor

“I will think of something to tempt her. Does she care for olives?” ~Mrs. Jennings

“Do you love him?”
“I do not attempt to deny that I think very highly of him…that I - greatly - esteem him. I like him.”
“Esteem him? Like him?! Use those insipid words again and I shall leave the room this instant!”

~Marianne and Elinor

“Lucy, if she tells you aught of the famous Mr. F., you must pass it on!” ~Mrs. Jennings


Elegance of Fashion said...

Great quotes!

Miss Dashwood said...

AHA, and THERE'S the correct "famous Mr. F" quote. Heehee. I love that one about Marianne and the library, too.

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