Mr. Knightley seemed to be trying not to smile; and succeeded without difficulty, upon Mrs. Elton's beginning to talk to him.— Jane Austen
Exciting Mr Knightley quotations
Whom are you going to dance with?' asked Mr.
Knightley. She hesitated a moment and then replied, 'With you, if you will ask me.' Will you?' said he, offering his hand. Indeed I will. You have shown that you can dance, and you know we are not really so much brother and sister as to make it at all improper.' Brother and sister! no, indeed.
Better be without sense than misapply it as you do.
Marry me. Marry me, my wonderful, darling friend.
There is one thing, Emma, which a man can always do if he chooses, and that is his duty; not by manoeuvring and finessing, but by vigour and resolution. - Mr. Knightley
Men of sense, whatever you may choose to say, do not want silly wives.
A man always imagines a woman to be ready for anybody who asks her.
Faultless in spite of all her faults.
Mr. Knightley, if I have not spoken, it is because I am afraid I will awaken myself from this dream.
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.
Trusting that you will some time or other do me greater justice than you can do now.
The most incomprehensible thing in the world to a man, is a woman who rejects his offer of marriage!
And I, Mr. Knightley, am equally stout in my confidence of its not doing them any harm. With all dear Emma's little faults, she is an excellent creature. Where shall we see a better daughter, or a kinder sister, or a truer friend? No, no; she has qualities which may be trusted; she will never lead any one really wrong; she will make no lasting blunder; where Emma errs once, she is in the right a hundred times.