99 quotes found by Jane Austen

Jane Austen
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
humor  books  aliteracy  classic  # 39
Jane Austen
There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
love  friendship  # 146
Jane Austen
A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
love  humor  women  romantic  # 194
Jane Austen
I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.
books  reading  library  # 218
Jane Austen
In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.
love  mr-darcy  # 331
Jane Austen
I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.
humor  friends  people  # 435
Jane Austen
The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!
love  requirements  # 470
Jane Austen
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
Jane Austen
There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.
Jane Austen
Angry people are not always wise.
wisdom  anger  jane-austen  # 970
Jane Austen
I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.
love  romance  # 1179
Jane Austen
but for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.
Jane Austen
Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.
pride  prejudice  vanity  # 1263
Jane Austen
You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope...I have loved none but you.
romantic  # 1285
Jane Austen
I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.
Jane Austen
Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.
relaxation  # 1566