65 Best Pride And Prejudice Quotes By Jane Austen

Best quotes by Jane Austen from 'Pride And Prejudice'
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'Pride And Prejudice' is a novel set in a rural area in England wherein Mr. and Mrs. Bennet stay with their five daughters.

Mrs. Bennet is eager to get all daughters married soon as the family estate would be inherited by William Collins if Mr. Bennet dies. The story continues as Mr. Bennet's family receives an invitation to a ball which was attended by many people in the neighborhood.

The essence of 'Pride And Prejudice' is love versus class and reputation. The main message of the book is people are more complicated than what we understand them at a first impression and true love will have a happy ending. In the book, pride means Fitzwilliam Darcy, and prejudice means Elizabeth.

In this article, we have collated a few quotes of Jane Austin from Pride and Prejudice, and if you are looking for more inspirational quotes you want to check on Elizabeth Bennet quotes and [Mr. Darcy quotes].

Pride And Prejudice Book Quotes

The book 'Pride And Prejudice' is all about the love, hate, and relationship between the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet and Mr. Fritzwilliam Darcy a friend of Mr. Bintley who is a tenant and new neighbor. One can feel that the narrator of the book is conversing with us as the characters have conversations with each other. The book 'Pride And Prejudice' has many great quotes and we have compiled a few for you.

1. "A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment."

-Jane Austen.

2."I have not the pleasure of understanding you."

-Jane Austen.

3."Till this moment I never knew myself."

-Jane Austen.

4."Angry people are not always wise."

-Jane Austen.

5."I could easily forgive his pride if he had not mortified mine."

-Jane Austen.

6."To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love."

-Jane Austen.

7."For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?"

-Jane Austen.

8. "I certainly have not the talent which some people possess, of conversing easily with those I have never seen before."

- Jane Austen.

9."What are men to rocks and mountains?"

- Jane Austen.

10."Everything nourishes what is strong already"

- Jane Austen.

11."Have you any other objection than your belief of my indifference?"

- Jane Austen.

12."Every impulse of feeling should be guided by reason; and, in my opinion, exertion should always be in proportion to what is required."

- Jane Austen.

13.“You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject forever.”

-Jane Austen.

14."I am the happiest creature in the world. Perhaps other people have said so before, but not one with such justice. I am happier even than Jane; she only smiles, I laugh."

-Jane Austen.

15."Have a little compassion on my nerves. You tear them to pieces."

-Jane Austen.

16."I think I have heard you say, that their uncle is an attorney in Meryton."

-Jane Austen.

Pride And Prejudice Movie Quotes

If you love romance novels then do not miss the 'Pride And Prejudice' (2005) movie starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen. There are many unforgettable quotes and one-liners from this movie and here we bring some more for you.

17."I cannot believe that anyone can deserve you...but it appears I am overruled. So, I heartily give my consent."

-Mr. Bennet.

18. "Mr. Darcy: So what do you recommend to encourage affection?

Elizabeth Bennet: Dancing. Even if one's partner is barely tolerable."

- 'Pride And Prejudice'.

19. "You have bewitched me body and soul. And I love...I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on."

-Mr. Darcy.

20."Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins and I will never see you again, if you do."

-Mr. Bennet.

21."Only the deepest love will persuade me into matrimony, which is why I shall end up an old maid,"

-Elizabeth Bennet.

22."A Mrs. Bennet, a Miss Bennet, a Miss Bennet, and a Miss Bennet, sir."

-Netherfield Butler.

23."Elizabeth Bennet: I don't understand

Mr. Darcy: I love you.......Most Ardently

Mr. Darcy: I love you... Most Ardently."

- 'Pride And Prejudice'.

24. "Mr. Bingley is nothing to us. I am sure I never want to see him again. [about to walk away] Is it sure that he is coming."

-Mrs. Bennet.

Jane Austen Pride And Prejudice Quotes

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife" is the first sentence of 'Pride And Prejudice'. Jane Austen has wonderfully portrayed several messages through character development and conflicts within the various human characters in the novel.

25."I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve."

― Jane Austen.

26.“Her heart did whisper that he had done it for her.”

― Jane Austen.

27.“You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.”

― Jane Austen.

28.“My good opinion once lost is lost forever.”

― Jane Austin.

29."We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of man; but this would be nothing if you really liked him."

― Jane Austen.

Pride And Prejudice Marriage Quotes

'Pride And Prejudice' is the novel where people are defined by marriage and class (financial holdings.) At the beginning of the novel, both Elizabeth and Darcy strongly believe that they are above pride and vanity but soon they realize that they have responsibilities to others. Find some interesting quotes from 'Pride And Prejudice'.

Quotes about marriage from 'Pride And Prejudice' are right here.

30."Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance."

- Jane Austen.

31."How little of permanent happiness could belong to a couple who were only brought together because their passions were stronger than their virtue."

- Jane Austen.

32."What are young men to rocks and mountains?"

-Jane Austen.

33."Oh, Lizzy! do anything rather than marry without affection."

- Jane Austen.

34."You are mistaken, Mr. Darcy, if you suppose that the mode of your declaration affected me in any other way than as it spared me the concern which I might have felt in refusing you, had you behaved in a more gentlemanlike manner."

- Elizabeth Bennet.

Famous Pride And Prejudice Quotes

Best collection of quotes from the narrator Jane Austen

In the novel 'Pride And Prejudice', the narrator imagines Mr. Darcy as a satisfied character and Elizabeth as a person who forms an impression the moment she sets her eyes on. As the writer takes us through each personality who are different in their own ways, we bring quotes from different characters in the novel. Which includes Mr. Bingley quotes, Mr. Bennet quotes.

35."There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me."

-Jane Austen.

36."Is not general incivility the very essence of love?"

-  Jane Austen.

37."Your defect is a propensity to hate everybody.” “And yours,” he replied with a smile, “is willfully to misunderstand them."

-Jane Austin.

38."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.

39."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.

40."They walked on, without knowing in what direction. There was too much to be thought, and felt, and said, for attention to any other objects."

-Jane Austen.

41."You are mistaken, Mr. Darcy, if you suppose that the mode of your declaration affected me in any other way than as it spared the concern which I might have felt in refusing you, had you behaved in a more gentlemanlike manner."

-Jane Austen.

42."Nothing is more deceitful…than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast."

-Jane Austin.

43."I am happier than Jane; she only smiles, I laugh. Mr. Darcy sends you all the love in the world, that he can spare from me."

-  Jane Austen.

44."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.

45."Pemberley Woods with some perturbation."

-Jane Austen.

46."A girl likes to be crossed a little in love now and then.It is something to think of."

-Jane Austen.

47."He is a gentleman, and I am a gentleman's daughter. So far we are equal."

-Jane Austen.

48."But people themselves alter so much, that there is something new to be observed in them forever."

-Jane Austen.

49."But people themselves alter so much, that there is something new to be observed in them forever."

-Jane Austen.

50."I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! - When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library."

-Jane Austen.

51." If they had uncles enough to fill all Cheapside,” cried Bingley, “it would not make them one jot less agreeable."

-Jane Austen.

52."I have an excessive regard for Jane Bennet, she is really a very sweet girl, and I wish with all my heart she were well settled. But with such a father and mother, and such low connections, I am afraid there is no chance of it."

-Jane Austen.

53."She had a lively, playful disposition that delighted in anything ridiculous."

-Jane Austen.

54."If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient."

- Jane Austen.

55."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."

-Jane Austen.

56."A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill."

-Jane Austen.

57."Do not be in a hurry, the right man will come at last."

-Jane Austen.

58."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.

59."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.

60."Yes, vanity is a weakness indeed. But pride - where there is a real superiority of mind, pride will be always under good regulation."

-Jane Austen.

61."From all that I can collect by your manner of talking, you must be two of the silliest girls in the country. I have suspected it some time, but I am now convinced."

-Jane Austen.

62."However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighborhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the may be on his first entering a neighborhood."

-Jane Austen.

63." He is also handsome,” replied Elizabeth, “which a young man ought likewise to be, if he possibly can. His character is thereby complete."

-Jane Austen.

64."The distance is nothing when one has a motive."

-Jane Austen.

65."Nobody can tell what I suffer! But it is always so. Those who do not complain are never pitied."

- Jane Austen.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 65 Best 'Pride And Prejudice' quotes by Jane Austen, then why not take a look at [Jane Austen quotes] and ['Sense And Sensibility' quotes]

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