Thursday, March 10, 2011

Quotes from Jane Austen's Emma

"My dearest Emma," said he, "for dearest you will always be, whatever the event of this hour's conversation, my dearest, most beloved Emma -- tell me at once. Say 'No,' if it is to be said." 
- Mr. Knightley, Jane Austen's Emma

"If things are going untowardly one month, they are sure to mend the next." 
- Mr. Weston, Jane Austen's Emma

"Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken." 
- Jane Austen's Emma

"Respect for right conduct is felt by everybody."
- Mr. Knightley, Jane Austen's Emma

"One cannot have too large a party." 
- Mr. Weston, Jane Austen's Emma

"What is right to be done cannot be done too soon." 
- Mr. Churchill, Jane Austen's Emma


Melody said...

Oh! I love quotes!! I should be putting up some from S&S before too long.

"Ah! There is nothing like staying home for real comfort."
~Mrs Elton

Miss Laurie said...

Melody, it's kind of funny that Mrs. Elton wasn't being nice to Emma in that scene and kind of telling her that she was just a home body. But I think that quote is so true and from all things I've read Jane Austen thought that was true too.
"There's nothing like staying at home for real comfort."

~Miss Laurie
Old-Fashioned Charm

Melody said...

Yes. ;-) There's a lot of truth in that quote, and I like saying it every once in a while. When you have to be always going here and there, home can provide much comfort indeed. So even if Miss Elton was being rather...stingy, it's a good quote.

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