Persuasion, Jane Austen
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Jane Austen

Persuasion

Victor Ignacio
Victor Ignaciohas quoted5 years ago
if there has been neither
erick6rl
erick6rlhas quoted3 months ago
he had learnt to distinguish between the steadiness of principle and the obstinacy of self-will, between the darings of heedlessness and the resolution of a collected mind
erick6rl
erick6rlhas quoted3 months ago
loving longest, when existence or when hope is gone
erick6rl
erick6rlhas quoted3 months ago
“I hope I do justice to all that is felt by you, and by those who resemble you. God forbid that I should undervalue the warm and faithful feelings of any of my fellow-creatures!
erick6rl
erick6rlhas quoted3 months ago
life which had not something to say upon woman’s inconstancy. Songs and proverbs, all talk of woman’s fickleness. But perhaps you will say, these were all written by men
erick6rl
erick6rlhas quoted3 months ago
It would be hard, indeed” (with a faltering voice), “if woman’s feelings were to be added to all this
erick6rl
erick6rlhas quoted3 months ago
“The name of Anne Elliot,” said he, “has long had an interesting sound to me. Very long has it possessed a charm over my fancy; and, if I dared, I would breathe my wishes that the name might never change
erick6rl
erick6rlhas quoted3 months ago
but when pain is over, the remembrance of it often becomes a pleasure
erick6rl
erick6rlhas quoted3 months ago
It was a little fever of admiration; but it might, probably must, end in love with some
Nay Ventura
Nay Venturahas quoted3 months ago
He had imagined himself indifferent, when he had only been angry;
Nay Ventura
Nay Venturahas quoted3 months ago
“Perhaps I shall. Yes, yes, if you please, no reference to examples in books. Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.”
Nay Ventura
Nay Venturahas quoted3 months ago
There was no delay, no waste of time. She was deep in the happiness of such misery, or the misery of such happiness, instantly
Nay Ventura
Nay Venturahas quoted3 months ago
One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering,
Nay Ventura
Nay Venturahas quoted3 months ago
Mr. Elliot was rational, discreet, polished, but he was not open. There was never any burst of feeling, any warmth of indignation or delight, at the evil or good of others. This, to Anne, was a decided imperfection. Her early impressions were incurable. She prized the frank, the openhearted, the eager character beyond all others. Warmth and enthusiasm did captivate her still. She felt that she could so much more depend upon the sincerity of those who sometimes looked or said a careless or a hasty thing, than of those whose presence of mind never varied, whose tongue never slipped.
Nay Ventura
Nay Venturahas quoted3 months ago
Everybody’s heart is open, you know, when they have recently escaped from severe pain, or are recovering the blessing of health,
Nay Ventura
Nay Venturahas quoted3 months ago
idea of good company
Nay Ventura
Nay Venturahas quoted3 months ago
While well, and happy, and properly attended to, she had great good humour and excellent spirits; but any indisposition sunk her completely. She had no resources for solitude
Nay Ventura
Nay Venturahas quoted3 months ago
Half the sum of attraction, on either side, might have been enough, for he had nothing to do, and she had hardly anybody to love
Nay Ventura
Nay Venturahas quoted3 months ago
In fact, as I have long been convinced, though every profession is necessary and honourable in its turn, it is only the lot of those who are not obliged to follow any, who can live in a regular way, in the country, choosing their own hours, following their own pursuits, and living on their own property, without the torment of trying for more
Nay Ventura
Nay Venturahas quoted3 months ago
She had humoured, or softened, or concealed his failings
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