Thursday, September 9, 2010

More Emma Quotes

"The first error and the worst lay at her door. It was foolish, it was wrong, to take so active a part in bringing two people together." (16,126) I wish more people realized this.

"Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of." (22, 165)

"But upon my honour, there seem no limits to the licentiousness of that woman's tongue!" (33,261)

"Mrs. Elton, as elegant as lace and pearls could make her, he looked at in silence..." (33,269)

"That a man who might have spent his evening quietly at home after a day of business in London, should set off again, and walk half a mile to another man's house, for the sake of being in mixed company till bed-time, of finishing his day in the efforts of civility and noise of numbers, was a circumstance to strike him deeply." (35, 297)

"General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be. --She could fancy such a man." (38,294)

"And it would be safer for both, to have the judicious law of her own brain laid down with speed." (40,314)


1 comment:

Esther said...

"Mr Knightly tried not to laugh, and on Mrs Elton beginning to speak to him, succeeded w/o difficulty."