Top Ten Jane Austen Quotes

By Jessica Verdi, Editor, Crimson Romance

Jane AustenIt’s no secret over here in Crimsonland that I’m a huge Jane Austen fan. I have a little calendar hanging on the wall above my desk that highlights a new Austen quote each month, and that got me thinking — let’s do a Top Ten Austen Quotes blog post! So here are my favorites. Feel free to add your own in the comment section below!

10. Why did we wait for any thing?—why not seize the pleasure at once?—How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation! — Emma

9. People always live forever when there is an annuity to be paid them. — Sense and Sensibility

8. Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery. I quit such odious subjects as soon as I can. — Mansfield Park

7. Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable. — Emma

6. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents.—Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr Collins, and I will never see you again if you do. — Pride and Prejudice

5. Know your own happiness. Want for nothing but patience — or give it a more fascinating name: Call it hope. — Sense and Sensbility

4. One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering. — Persuasion

3. To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love. — Pride and Prejudice

2. Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love. — Northanger Abbey

1. 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. — Pride and Prejudice

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