Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen – Favorite Quotes

Pride and Prejudice

“What are men to rocks and mountains? Oh! What hours of transport we shall spend! And when we do return, it shall not be like other travelers, without being able to give one accurate idea of anything. We will know where we have gone — we will recollect what we have seen. Lakes, mountains, and rivers shall not be jumbled together in our imaginations;” – Chapter 27

“Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind. But vanity, not love, has been my follly. Pleased with the preference of one, and offended by the neglect of the other, on the very beginning of our acquaintance I have courted prepossession and ignorance, and driven reason away, where either were concerned. Till this moment I never knew myself.” – Chapter 36

“It was, on the contrary, exactly calculated to make her understand her own wishes; and never had she so honestly felt that she could have loved him as now, when all love must be vain.” – Chapter 46

“She was convinced that she could have been happy with him, when it was no longer likely they should meet.” – Chapter 50

“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.” -Chapter 60

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