Most Powerful Jane Austen Pride And Prejudice quotations

But some characters in books are really real--Jane Austen's are;

and I know those five Bennets at the opening of Pride and Prejudice, simply waiting to raven the young men at Netherfield Park, are not giving one thought to the real facts of marriage.

Jane austen pride and prejudice quote Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.

For [Jane Austen and the readers of Pride and Prejudice], as for Mr.

Darcy, [Elizabeth Bennett's] solitary walks express the independence that literally takes the heroine out of the social sphere of the houses and their inhabitants, into a larger, lonelier world where she is free to think: walking articulates both physical and mental freedom.

Jane austen pride and prejudice quote Better to die on one's feet than to live on one's knees.
Better to die on one's feet than to live on one's knees.

I read "Pride and Prejudice" [by Jane Austen].

I was gobsmacked by it - it's so funny and so modern. Unbelievable. You don't expect funny to come through after 200 years - humor doesn't transcend decades, let alone centuries.

I haven't any right to criticize books, and I don't do it except when I hate them. I often want to criticize Jane Austen, but her books madden me so that I can't conceal my frenzy from the reader; and therefore I have to stop every time I begin. Every time I read Pride and Prejudice I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.

Pride and Prejudice' - perhaps more than any other Jane Austen book - is engrained in our literary consciousness.

Jane austen pride and prejudice quote If you are filled with pride then you'll have no room for wisdom.
If you are filled with pride then you'll have no room for wisdom.

How is it that, a full two centuries after Jane Austen finished her manuscript, we come to the world of Pride and Prejudice and find ourselves transcending customs, strictures, time, mores, to arrive at a place that educates, amuses, and enthralls us? It is a miracle. We read in bed because reading is halfway between life and dreaming, our own consciousness in someone else's mind.