Friday, October 19, 2007

Jane Austen.....on marriage

Today's blog is a conglomeration of quotations by my favorite author, Jane Austen and her take on marriage. In case you are not aware, Jane Austen is the author of Pride and Prejudice as well as Emma and Sense and Sensibility among others.

"I pay very little 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."

Jane Austen(1775 - 1817), Mansfield Park

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. "

"Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then. "

"It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage. A man always imagines a woman to be ready for anybody who asks her. "

"No man is offended by another man's admiration of the woman he loves; it is the woman only who can make it a torment. "

"A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment. "

"Husbands and wives generally understand when opposition will be vain. "

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. " ( I just like this one)

"To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love. "

I hope you enjoyed Jane Austen's thoughts on marriage and various other things.
I did not know what to write today and that entertained me. Have a great weekend!

P.S. 15 days!!!!!!!