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  • #1
    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, Pride and Prejudice

  • #2
    Jane Austen
    “Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.”
    Jane Austen

  • #3
    Jane Austen
    “A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #4
    Jane Austen
    “I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #5
    Jane Austen
    “From the very beginning— from the first moment, I may almost say— of my acquaintance with you, your manners, impressing me with the fullest belief of your arrogance, your conceit, and your selfish disdain of the feelings of others, were such as to form the groundwork of disapprobation on which succeeding events have built so immovable a dislike; and I had not known you a month before I felt that you were the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #6
    Jane Austen
    “She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me, and I am in no humor at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #7
    Jane Austen
    “I cannot make speeches, Emma...If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. But you know what I am. You hear nothing but truth from me. I have blamed you, and lectured you, and you have borne it as no other woman in England would have borne it.”
    Jane Austen, Emma

  • #8
    Jane Austen
    “There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil, a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome."
    "And your defect is a propensity to hate everybody."
    "And yours," he replied with a smile, "is wilfully to misunderstand them.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #9
    Jane Austen
    “Oh, Lizzy! do anything rather than marry without affection.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #10
    Jane Austen
    “I am only resolved to act in that manner, which will, in my own opinion, constitute my happiness, without reference to you, or to any person so wholly unconnected with me.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #11
    Jane Austen
    “He is a gentleman, and I am a gentleman's daughter. So far we are equal.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #12
    Jane Austen
    “Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies do divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #13
    Jane Austen
    “If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.”
    Jane Austen, Emma

  • #14
    Jane Austen
    “Mr. Bennet, how can you abuse your own children in such a way? You
    take delight in vexing me. You have no compassion for my poor nerves."

    "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.”
    Jane Austen

  • #15
    Jane Austen
    “An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. 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.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #16
    J.K. Rowling
    “I always advise children who ask me for tips on being a writer to read as much as they possibly can. Jane Austen gave a young friend the same advice, so I'm in good company there.”
    J.K. Rowling

  • #17
    George R.R. Martin
    “... a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

  • #18
    George R.R. Martin
    “Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

  • #19
    George R.R. Martin
    “Bran thought about it. 'Can a man still be brave if he's afraid?'
    'That is the only time a man can be brave,' his father told him.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

  • #20
    William Shakespeare
    “Doubt thou the stars are fire;
    Doubt that the sun doth move;
    Doubt truth to be a liar;
    But never doubt I love.”
    William Shakespeare, Hamlet

  • #21
    J.R. Ward
    “I was dead until you found me, though I breathed. I was sightless, though I could see. And then you came...and I was awakened.”
    J.R. Ward, Lover Awakened

  • #22
    J.R. Ward
    “How ironic. Now that he wasn't with Blay, he was being faithful to the fucker.”
    J.R. Ward

  • #23
    J.R. Ward
    “I must confess. Of all of the brotherhood, he was the one I loved first and he remains the one I love the most. For me, he is just the...one.”
    J.R. Ward

  • #24
    J.R. Ward
    “Qhuinn: "What is wrong with you, that you care so much about me?"
    Blay: "What is wrong with you, that you can't see why I would?”
    J.R. Ward, Lover Mine

  • #25
    Lao Tzu
    “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
    Lao Tzu

  • #26
    Alfred Tennyson
    “Tis better to have loved and lost
    Than never to have loved at all.”
    Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam

  • #27
    Plato
    “Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.”
    Plato

  • #28
    Zelda Fitzgerald
    “Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”
    Zelda Fitzgerald

  • #29
    Oscar Wilde
    “Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #30
    Emily Brontë
    “Be with me always - take any form - drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul!”
    Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights



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