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Affection is desirable. Money is absolutely indispensable!



Cap ‘n QuotePride and Prejudice (2005)

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Elizabeth Bennet: He’s been a fool about so many things, about Jane, and others… but then, so have I. You see, he and I are so similar. We’ve been nonsensical! Papa, I…

Mr. Bennet: You really do love him, don’t you?

Elizabeth Bennet: Very much.



Charming as were all Mrs. Radcliffe’s works, and charming even as were the works of all her imitators, it was not in them perhaps that human nature, at least in the Midland counties of England, was to be looked for. Of the Alps and Pyrenees, with their pine forests and their vices, they might give a faithful delineation; and Italy, Switzerland, and the south of France might be as fruitful in horrors as they were there represented. Catherine dared not doubt beyond her own country, and even of that, if hard pressed, would have yielded the northern and western extremities. But in the central part of England there was surely some security for the existence even of a wife not beloved, in the laws of the land, and the manners of the age. Murder was not tolerated, servants were not slaves, and neither poison nor sleeping potions to be procured, like rhubarb, from every druggist. Among the Alps and Pyrenees, perhaps, there were no mixed characters. There, such as were not as spotless as an angel might have the dispositions of a fiend. But in England it was not so; among the English, she believed, in their hearts and habits, there was a general though unequal mixture of good and bad.

Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

stories sometimes have one dimensional good-guy or bad-guy characters but in the real world, we’re a mixture of good and bad 





guylawrence:

"You may only call me "Mrs. Darcy" when you are completely, and perfectly, and incandescently happy."

"Then how are you this evening, Mrs. Darcy?"




Cap ‘n QuotePersuasion (2007) by Jane Austen

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I can hardly write. I am every instant hearing something which overpowers me. You sink your voice, but I can distinguish the tones of that voice when they would be lost on others. Too good, too excellent creature! You do us justice, indeed. You do believe that there is true attachment and constancy among men. Believe it to be most fervent, most undeviating, in F. W.

I must go, uncertain of my fate; but I shall return hither, or follow your party, as soon as possible. A word, a look, will be enough to decide whether I enter your father’s house this evening or never.




Cap ‘n Quote: Mansfield Park (1999)

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Surely you and I are beyond speaking when words are clearly not enough. I missed you.

And I you.