Sense And Sensibility Quotes

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Jane Austen
“Money can only give happiness where there is nothing else to give it.”
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen
“Brandon is just the kind of man whom every body speaks well of, and nobody cares about; whom all are delighted to see, and nobody remembers to talk to.”
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen
“Mama, the more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love.”
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

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.”
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

Emma Thompson
“(Golden Globe acceptance speech in the style of Jane Austen's letters):

"Four A.M. Having just returned from an evening at the Golden Spheres, which despite the inconveniences of heat, noise and overcrowding, was not without its pleasures. Thankfully, there were no dogs and no children. The gowns were middling. There was a good deal of shouting and behavior verging on the profligate, however, people were very free with their compliments and I made several new acquaintances. Miss Lindsay Doran, of Mirage, wherever that might be, who is largely responsible for my presence here, an enchanting companion about whom too much good cannot be said. Mr. Ang Lee, of foreign extraction, who most unexpectedly apppeared to understand me better than I undersand myself. Mr. James Schamus, a copiously erudite gentleman, and Miss Kate Winslet, beautiful in both countenance and spirit. Mr. Pat Doyle, a composer and a Scot, who displayed the kind of wild behavior one has lernt to expect from that race. Mr. Mark Canton, an energetic person with a ready smile who, as I understand it, owes me a vast deal of money. Miss Lisa Henson -- a lovely girl, and Mr. Gareth Wigan -- a lovely boy. I attempted to converse with Mr. Sydney Pollack, but his charms and wisdom are so generally pleasing that it proved impossible to get within ten feet of him. The room was full of interesting activitiy until eleven P.M. when it emptied rather suddenly. The lateness of the hour is due therefore not to the dance, but to the waiting, in a long line for horseless vehicles of unconscionable size. The modern world has clearly done nothing for transport.

P.S. Managed to avoid the hoyden Emily Tomkins who has purloined my creation and added things of her own. Nefarious creature."

"With gratitude and apologies to Miss Austen, thank you.”
Emma Thompson, The Sense and Sensibility Screenplay and Diaries: Bringing Jane Austen's Novel to Film

Shannon L. Alder
“You may marry Miss Grey for her fifteen pounds but you will always be my Willoughby. My nightmare. My sorrow. My past. My mistake. My regret. My love.”
Shannon L. Alder

Emma Thompson
“Marianne Dashwood looks at gray skies and sees blue. That's all very well, and it's not something you ever want entirely to lose. But you must lose a little of it; otherwise you're going to get wet.”
Emma Thompson

Jane Austen
“Dear, dear Norland,' said Elinor, 'probably looks much as it always does at this time of year. The woods and walks thickly covered with dead leaves.'
'Oh!' cried Marianne, 'with what transporting sensations have I formerly seen them fall! How have I delighted, as I walked, to see them driven in showers about me by the wind! What feelings have they, the season, the air altogether inspired! Now there is no one to regard them. They are seen only as a nuisance, swept hastily off, and driven as much as possible from the sight.'
'It is not everyone,' said Elinor, 'who has your passion for dead leaves.”
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen
“Every thing he did was right. Every thing he said was clever. If their evenings at the park included cards, he cheated himself and all the rest of the party to get her a good hand.”
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

Shannon L. Alder
“Every romantic woman dreams of Willoughby. However, every wise woman’s heart knows Colonel Brandon would take care of her when she was sick, love her when she was well and know her worth every day that she breathes.”
Shannon L. Alder

Jean Kerr
“The thing that worries me is that I'm so different from other writers. Connecticut is just another state to me. And nature - well, nature is just nature. When I see a tree whose leafy mouth is pressed against the earth's sweet flowing breast, I think, 'Well, that's a nice-looking oak,' but it doesn't change my way of life.

Now I'm not going to stand here and run down trees and flowers. Personally, I have three snake plants of my own, and in a tearoom I'm the first one to notice the geraniums. But the point is, I keep my head.”
Jean Kerr, Please Don't Eat the Daisies

Jane Austen
“Shyness is only the effect of a sense of inferiority in some way or other. If I could persuade myself that my manner were perfectly easy and graceful, I should not be shy”
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen
“[…] You are very right in supposing how my money would be spent – some of it, at least – my loose cash would certainly be employed in improving my collection of music and books.” – Marianne Dashwood”
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen
“Her family had of late been exceedingly fluctuating. For many years of her life she had had two sons; but the crime and annihilation of Edward a few weeks ago, had robbed her of one; the similar annihilation of Robert had left her for a fortnight without any; and now, by the resurrection of Edward, she had one again.”
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen
“I cannot express my own abhorrence of myself. Whenever I looked towards the past, I saw some duty neglected, or some failing indulged. Every body seemed injured by me. The kindness, the unceasing kindness of Mrs. Jennings, I had repaid with ungrateful contempt. To the Middletons, to the Palmers, the Steeles, to every common acquaintance even, I had been insolent and unjust; with a heart hardened against their merits, and a temper irritated by their very attention. To John, to Fanny, — yes, even to them, little as they deserve, I had given less than their due. But you, you above all, above my mother, had been wronged by me. I, and only I, knew your heart and its sorrows; yet to what did it influence me? Not to any compassion that could benefit you or myself. Your example was before me; but to what avail? Was I more considerate of you and your comfort? Did I imitate your forbearance, or lessen your restraints, by taking any part in those offices of general complaisance or particular gratitude which you had hitherto been left to discharge alone?”
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

“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!”
Marianne Dashwood Sense and Sensibility

“Charlotte Palmer is no sillier than Harriet Smith; and yet, how intolerable we should find it to see and hear as much of Charlotte as we do of Harriet! And would Miss Bates have been endurable if she had been presented in the mood and manners of Sense and Sensibility? ”
Mary Lascelles, Jane Austen And Her Art

Shannon L. Alder
“What a trajedy to be a martyr for love, yet we worship the characters anyways because they remind us of how we struggled.”
Shannon L. Alder

Jane Austen
“I wish as well as every body else to be perfectly happy; but like every body else in my own way. Greatness will not make me so".”
Jane Austen

“It is important to know you are not above or below anyone.”
Unarine Ramaru

H.G. Wells
“I feel to think, he thinks to feel. It is I and my kind that have the wider range, because we can be impersonal as well as personal. We can escape ourselves.”
H.G. Wells, A Modern Utopia

Jane Austen
“Sometimes one is guided by what they say of themselves, and very frequently by what other people say of them, without giving oneself time to deliberate and judge”
Jane Austen

Shannon L. Alder
“Pray you never become Miss Grey with her £50,000 and love comes to you without social rules and people's need for approval.”
Shannon L. Alder

Hope Mirrlees
“Sentimentality is a quality that rarely has the slightest influence on action.”
Hope Mirrlees, Lud-in-the-Mist

Jane Austen
“He was not handsome, and his manners required intimacy to make them pleasing”
Jane Austen

Kelsey Bryant
“What?! Oh, Ellen, so the rumors are true! She’s married to Everett Shepherd! Why, I could wring his scrawny neck! I knew he was trouble. All men are! That cheating, no-good liar, cad, and—”
“Please, Frances, I appreciate your taking up for me, but cursing him won’t help me. I’ve had a lot of time to ponder it, and I don’t think he’s worthy of that much censure. You see, he had been engaged to Leona Bingham for years, and it might have gone a little stale. He was attracted to me at first, but he stuck by Leona, as he ought to do. Men get tempted, but what really matters is what they do in the end.”
Frances looked up at her, eyes and brows narrowed into a legible V. “Yep, you’re hurt. Girls like you, when they get hurt, they always defend the fella.”
Kelsey Bryant, Suit and Suitability

James Carol
“La foto había sido retocada con un programa de ordenador. La piel de Rachel era la de una modelo; habían retocado el color para que resplandeciera como una manzana. Era un error. Había que humanizar a la víctima, no deshumanizarla. Es la imperfección la que nos hace humanos. En las arrugas y en las líneas de expresión llevamos escrita la historia de nuestra vida.”
James Carol, Broken Dolls

Ivan Turgenev
“— Посмотри, — сказал вдруг Аркадий, — сухой кленовый лист оторвался и падает на землю; его движения совершенно сходны с полетом бабочки. Не странно ли? Самое печальное и мертвое — сходно с самым веселым и живым.— О друг мой, Аркадий Николаич! — воскликнул Базаров, — об одном прошу тебя: не говори красиво.”
Turgenev Ivan Sergeevich, Ottsy i deti