More Pride & Prejudice :)

A while back, I wrote (here) about the symptoms of having watched too much P&P…

Portrait of Jane Austen

2. I definitely catch myself using P&P quotes in my everyday conversations. Especially with my sister & sis-in-law — they understand and often reply with a quote of their own. :)

3. I do sometimes quote the movies while I’m watching them, but anyone I agree to watch them with usually does the same…”

Here, I admitted to quoting the book/movie fairly often.  In case anyone out there shares my love of just about anything P&P, here are some of my favorite quotes.  (I put a * by the ones I use in everyday conversation & listed them first.)

*Mary Bennet: I should infinitely prefer a book.  (I use this one absolutely all the time!)

*Mr. Bennet:  You think that if it gives you comfort.  (This one is a close 2nd… I use it pretty often.)

*Mary Bennet:  I shall not envy her a jot.  (Though I do use this one, I usually say it like this: “I do not envy you a jot.”)

*Mr. Darcy:  No, no, the green one.  (This one can really be used in so many different ways!)

*Elizabeth Bennet:  Go, go.  I would not wish you back again.  (I only use this one in a joking way…)

*Lady Catherine de Bourgh:  Is this to be endured?  It shall not be!

Elizabeth Bennet:  You know I could never love a man who was out of his wits.

Kitty Bennet:  Why do you keep winking at me, Mama?  What am I to do?  (This line is like a joke around my house…)

Jane Bennet: Not that I am afraid of myself; but I dread other people’s remarks, Lizzy.     Elizabeth Bennet:  Then I shall venture none… however sorely I am tempted.

Elizabeth Bennet:  I am determined that nothing but the deepest love could ever induce me into matrimony.

Elizabeth Bennet:  A single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.

Mary Bennet:  Misfortunes, we are told, have been sent to test our fortitude.

Elizabeth Bennet:  Perhaps I didn’t always love him as well as I do now, but in such cases as these a good memory is unpardonable.

Caroline Bingley:  I particularly recollect your saying one night, after they had been dining at Netherfield, “She a beauty — I should as soon call her mother a wit.”  But afterwards she seemed to improve on you, and I believe you thought her rather pretty at one time.          Mr. Darcy:  Yes, but that was only when I first knew her.  For it has been many months now since I have considered her one of the handsomest women of my acquaintance.

Mrs. Bennet:  Oh, Mr. Bennet, nothing you say shall ever vex me again.         Mr. Bennet:  I’m sorry to hear it.

Lady Catherine de Bourgh:  Yes, yes, but this is all extremely vexing… I’m quite put out!

Lydia Bennet:  Aye, do, do.  Take him away and feed him, for he’s been in high dudgeon all morning.

Elizabeth Bennet:  Shelves in the closet.  Happy thought indeed.

Kitty Bennet:  I don’t cough for my own amusement.

Elizabeth Bennet:  He seems to like you very much, which shows good judgement.

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3 Responses to More Pride & Prejudice :)

  1. sarah says:

    You forgot “I have not the pleasure of understanding you. Of what are you talking?” and, of course “I must have my share in the conversation!” 🙂


  2. Aerykah says:

    Wow! You are so right! How could I have forgotten those?!
    And here’s another one I just thought of… Lady Catherine: If I had ever learned, I should be a true proficient.


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