This arrived today in the mail and I’m so happy!!
Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books (I also love the movies) and for that reason I decided to share some of my favorite quotes from this book:
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
“I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.”
“How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
“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 last twenty years at least.”
“Pride is a very common failing, I believe. By all that I have ever read, I am convinced that it is very common indeed, that human nature is particularly prone to it, and that there are very few of us who do not cherish a feeling of self-complacency on the score of some quality or other, real or imaginary. Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what would have others think of us.”
“In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will no longer be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
“You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged; but one word from you will silence me on this subject for ever.”
What are your favorite quotes from a book?
Quote – The Little Book of Writers’ Wisdom edited by Steven D. Price.