There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time.— Jane Austen
Cheering Mansfield Park quotations
I was quiet but I was not blind.
The enthusiasm of a woman's love is even beyond the biographer's.
One cannot fix one's eyes on the commonest natural production without finding food for a rambling fancy.
Her eye fell everywhere on lawns and plantations of the freshest green;
and the trees, though not fully clothed, were in that delightful state when farther beauty is known to be at hand, and when, while much is actually given to the sight, more yet remains for the imagination.
Nothing amuses me more than the easy manner with which everybody settles the abundance of those who have a great deal less than themselves.
The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient-at others so bewildered and weak-and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control!
A fondness for reading, which, properly directed, must be an education in itself.
I cannot think well of a man who sports with any woman's feelings;
and there may often be a great deal more suffered than a stander-by can judge of.
I am not born to sit still and do nothing.
If I lose the game, it shall not be from not striving for it.
Sitting with her on Sunday evening - a wet Sunday evening - the very time of all others when if a friend is at hand the heart must be opened, and every thing told.
When I look out on such a night as this, I feel as if there could be neither wickedness nor sorrow in the world; and there certainly would be less of both if the sublimity of Nature were more attended to, and people were carried more out of themselves by contemplating such a scene.
Oh! write, write. Finish it at once. Let there be an end of this suspense. Fix, commit, condemn yourself.
Where any one body of educated men, of whatever denomination, are condemned indiscriminately, there must be a deficiency of information, or...of something else.
How wonderful, how very wonderful the operations of time, and the changes of the human mind!
Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world
I pay very little regard...to what any young person says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they have not yet seen the right person.
You must really begin to harden yourself to the idea of being worth looking at.
that you seemed almost as fearful of notice and praise as other women were of neglect. (Edmund to Fanny)
Fanny! You are killing me!" "No man dies of love but on the stage, Mr. Crawford.
Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.
I quit such odious subjects as soon as I can, impatient to restore everybody not greatly in fault themselves to tolerable comfort, and to have done with all the rest.
There is a monsterous deal of stupid quizzing, &
common-place nonsense talked, but scarcely any wit.
Everybody likes to go their own way–to choose their own time and manner of devotion.
Maybe it's the remnants of my religious upbringing, but I do try and insert a sense of social justice into the work. For instance, to me, Mansfield Park is a story about servitude and slavery. Other people may have a problem with that, but that's how I read the book and so that's how I shot the movie.
there is not the least wit in my nature.
I am a very matter of fact, plain spoken being, and may blunder on the borders of a repartee for half an hour together without striking it out.
there is not one in a hundred of either sex, who is not taken in when they marry. ... it is, of all transactions, the one in which people expect most from others, and are least honest themselves.
She was feeling, thinking, trembling about everything;
agitated, happy, miserable, infinitely obliged, absolutely angry.
Those who have not more must be satisfied with what they have.
If this man had not twelve thousand a year, he would be a very stupid fellow.
There is nothing like employment, active indispensable employment, for relieving sorrow. Employment, even melancholy, may dispel melancholy.
About thirty years ago, Miss Maria Ward of Huntingdon, with only seven thousand pounds, had the good luck to captivate Sir Thomas Bertram, of Mansfield Park, in the county of Northampton, and to be thereby raised to the rank of a baronet's lady, with all the comforts and consequences of an handsome house and large income.