Happy Belated Birthday Jane!

Yesterday was Jane Austen’s birthday! Say what you will about her, but to me, she was a dreamer. And she lived her dreams in her books. Maybe some people don’t see that as an accomplishment. I see it as one of the greatest things you could do. So, in honor of her life, I decided to tell you some of what I think are her best quotes. Just a fun little thang to brighten up your dull Monday.

“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.” – Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

“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!”
― Jane Austen, Sense And Sensibility

“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.”
― Jane Austen, Pride And Prejudice

“Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another!”
― Jane Austen, Emma

“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.”
― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

“The very first moment I beheld him, my heart was irrevocably gone.”
― Jane Austen, Love and Friendship

“It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.”
― Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

“I always deserve the best treatment because I never put up with any other.”
― Jane Austen, Emma

“Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.”
― Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

“To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love”
― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

And for the grand finale…

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” – Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

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10 thoughts on “Happy Belated Birthday Jane!

  1. bewitchedchristian says:

    I can’t believe I missed it! All this time I’ve been focusing on an event two days after her birthday. That certianly helps my mood. And to think, I’m working on a sequel to pride and prejudice, and didn’t know this!
    Perhaps I’m just stupid as well. I hope not!

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