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Jane Austen's work was my first experience of grown-up literature, and has supplied a lifetime of pleasure: it's the only book that, as an adult, I re-read. -- Jo Baker
Austen suggests that a gentleman is made, not born - and made only through a process of painful self-reflection and discovery. -- Emily Auerbach
Jane Austen was writing about boring people with desperately limited lives. We forget this because we've seen too many of her books on screen. -- Mark Haddon
(Jane Austen) is the most difficult to catch in the act of greatness. -- Virginia Woolf
But if you read Jane Austen, you know that she had a wicked sense of humor. Not only was she funny, but her early writing was very dark and had a gothic tone to it. -- Seth Grahame-Smith
Nick? Any idea?"
Nick coughs too. "Nope. No idea at all."
Wilbur gives him a stern look. "So what was the point in doing all the Jane Austen stuff if she doesn't know about it, Poodle-bottom? -- Holly Smale
Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire. -- J.k. Rowling
Bridget. Sleeping with a twenty-nine year old off Twitter on the second date is not 'rather like in Jane Austen's day'. (Talitha) -- Helen Fielding
Matt is a tortured soul,' Amanda insisted. 'He's Heathcliff and you're Cathy. He's Rochester and you're Jane Eyre. He's-'
'Darcy and I'm Elizabeth. I get it. And you're wrong. -- Robin Brande
I couldn't exactly blame Jane Austen for being a romantic. What the hell else was there to do back then for fun? -- Kristin Walker
In Jane Austen it was the critical faculty that would not be quieted; and that faculty in her, played on men and women. -- Mary Lascelles
My very own goth Mr. Darcy. Jane Austen would be so proud. -- Gwen Hayes
Jane Austen is at the end of the line that begins with Samuel Richardson, which takes wonder and magic out of the novel, treats not the past but the present. -- Leslie Fiedler
If I can't be in bed with Jack Hamma at least I can be in bed with Jane Austen -- Anthony E. Thorogood
I've never got on very well with Jane Austen. -- Anita Brookner
Here I am once more in this scene of dissipation and vice, and I begin already to find my morals corrupted.
Jane Austen's Letters August 1796 -- Jane Austen
I'm a Jewish Jane Austen. -- Howard Jacobson
It was strange to think that all the great women of fiction were, until Jane Austen's day, not only seen by the other sex, but seen only in relation to the other sex. And how small a part of woman's life is that ... -- Virginia Woolf
I love Mr. Darcy -- Erynn Mangum
Jane Eyre may be an orphan, homely, battered, alone and abandoned, but she is not, never has been and never will be a big fat sausage. -- Fanny Britt
Jane Austen vs. My Penis [20w]
"It is a truth universally that a single man
in possession of a penis must be in want of pussy. -- Beryl Dov
Jane Austen: Getting into her books is like getting in bed with a cadaver. Something vital is lacking; namely, life. -- Edward Abbey
In the name of all the elves in Christendom, is that Jane Eyre? -- Charlotte Bronte
There are some writers who wrote too much. There are others who wrote enough. There are yet others who wrote nothing like enough to satisfy their admirers, and Jane Austen is certainly one of these. -- Margaret Drabble
I wondered if there were ever times when Dad didn't sound like he escaped from a Jane Austen novel. -- Rachel Hawkins
Kissing Hugh was lovely. Glad I invented it. Can't rely on Austen for a snog, that's for sure. -- Emma Thompson
What Fresh Hell is this."
Jane Eyre -- Jennifer Rinehart
All my life I thought that the story was over when the hero and heroine were safely engaged
after all, what's good enough for Jane Austen ought to be good enough for anyone. But it's a lie. The story is about to begin, and every day will be a new piece of the plot. -- Mary Ann Shaffer
'Emma' is my favorite Jane Austen novel - one of my favorite novels period; a novel about intelligence outsmarting itself, about a complicated, nuanced, irresistible heroine who does everything wrong. -- Cathleen Schine
JANE AUSTEN was born in 1775 in the village of Steventon, Hampshire, the daughter of an Anglican clergyman. The -- Jane Austen
Jane Austen can in fact get more drama out of morality than most other writers can get from shipwreck, battle, murder, or mayhem. -- Ronald Blythe
On the far left is Jane Austen, who of course died in 1817 in our inferior universe. In the pocket universe, she lives to ninety-five and writes dozens of bestselling masterpieces and makes a mint and lives happily ever after. -- Sydney Padua
Every time I read a Jane Austen novel, I feel like a bartender at the gates of heaven. -- Mark Twain
I cannot imagine a world in which one can read Jane Austen only once. -- Laurie Viera Rigler
I half expected to find Sherlock Holmes thumb wrestling with Jane Austen in the corner. -- Rachel Cohn
Others beside Jane Austen have made their Eltons, though none quite so cooly as she. -- Mary Lascelles
Jane Eyre, who had been an ardent, expectant woman - almost a bride, was a cold, solitary girl again: her life was pale; her prospects were desolate. -- Charlotte Bronte
Lean on me," someone says in Jane Austen to a woman he scarcely knows, and there's no question but that she will, that she takes it for granted. -- Barbara Vine
Jane Austen had created six heroines, each quite different, and that gave Charlotte courage. There wasn't just one kind of woman to be. -- Shannon Hale
If there was a Jane Austen camp, I would go, no question. -- Stephenie Meyer
I think it's about as likely Jane Austen was gay as that she was found out to be a man. -- Claire Tomalin
Jane Austen had it wrong, Sloan McKinley thought miserably as the black Lincoln Town Car drove her ever closer to the bright lights of the George Washington Bridge and the Manhattan streets she called home. A man in possession of a good fortune only wanted to get laid. -- Addison Fox
And Marlowe, Webster, Fletcher, Ben, Whose fire-hearts sowed our furrows when The world was worthy of such men. -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Jane Austen, much in advance of her day, was a mistress of the use of the dialogue. She used it as dialogue should be used-to advance the story; not only to show the characters, but to advance. -- Elizabeth Bowen
We may indeed assume, with a high degree of probability, that Jane Austen went commando. -- Margaret C. Sullivan
Allegra's Austen wrote about the impact of financial need on the intimate lives of women. If she'd worked in a bookstore, Allegra would have shelved Austen in the horror section. -- Karen Joy Fowler
Do not despair, little Alice. Only persist, and thou shalt see, Jane Austen's all in all to thee. -- Fay Weldon
It's not Jane Austen, it's not Henry James. But this writer, or writers, well, they're pretty damn good too. -- Richard Curtis
One of the reasons we all still read Jane Austen is because her books are about universal things which still matter today - love, money, family. They haven't gone out of fashion, so it's not throwing the baby out with the bathwater to rework her in a contemporary style. -- Val Mcdermid
Everybody needs a little Mr. Darcy in their lives. -- Karen Doornebos
Mr Darcy is my severest critic. -- Elizabeth Bennett
[On Jane Austen] She was fully possessed of the idealism which is a necessary ingredient of the great satirist. If she criticized the institutions of earth, it was because she had very definite ideas regarding the institutions of heaven. -- Rebecca West
The celestial brightness of Pride and Prejudice is unequalled even in Jane Austen's other work; after a life of much disappointment and grief, in which some people would have seen nothing but tedium and emptiness, she stepped forth as an author, breathing gaiety and youth, robed in dazzling light. -- Elizabeth Jenkins
Kingsley looked magnificent, like a Regencyera fever dream. If Jane Austen had set eyes on Kingsley, she would never have written her genteel comedies of manner.
She would have written porn. -- Tiffany Reisz
All Jane Austen novels have a common storyline: an attractive and virtuous young woman surmounts difficulties to achieve marriage to the man of her choice. This is the age-long convention of the romantic novel, but with Jane Austen, what we have is Mills & Boon written by a genius. -- P.d. James
R," Elizabeth breathed. "For what? Rheumatism? Retinue? Richard the Third?"
The planchette continued to move, torward the O.
"Romantic? It's going to tell us our husband's name! Or else ... rotund." She paused. "Is it calling us fat?"
"Someone's going to have a row? -- Alyxandra Harvey
Ever since I was young, I've read Austen and the Brontes. My friends laugh, but those books are always so tragic and wonderful - those stories, they're just incredible. -- Jessica Brown Findlay
It was like being in a Jane Austen novel, but one with far less clothing. -- Terry Pratchett
There used to be two of us always on the look-out for life, talking to Miss Blossom at night, wondering, hoping; two Bronte-Jane Austen girls, poor but spirited, two Girls of Godsend Castle. -- Dodie Smith
Well,if there's nothing else you ladies need in the library, Sophie, would you care to accompany me on a walk about the grounds?
I wondered if there were ever times when Dad didn't sound like he'd just escaped from a Jane Austen novel. -- Rachel Hawkins
I think Jane Austen builds suspense well in a couple of places, but she squanders it, and she gets to the endgame too quickly. So I will be working on those things. -- Val Mcdermid
Jane Austen has taught me to view the ridiculous and rude with amusement rather than disdain. -- Natalie Tyler
Do not speak unflatteringly of Jane," Flora said, walking beside Chad. "She is the greatest writer to have ever lived." "I thought that was Shakespeare." "William was, or course, quite good," Flora said. "But no one can compare to Jane Austen. -- Krista Mcgee
Snobs are only fun in Jane Austen Novels. -- Cat Winters
Miss Austen had shown the infinite possibilities of ordinary and present things for the novelist. -- George Saintsbury
Any heroine worth reading about will one day find herself on the moors of a devastating personal crisis. For the most part, we must traverse them alone.
Chapter 10 Steadfastness Jane Eyre -- Erin Blakemore
Was like being in a Jane Austen novel, but one with far less clothing. It -- Terry Pratchett
Get your deprived, samall-town, romance-novel reading mind out of of the gutter, Becky. -- Maureen A. Miller
I've been fortunate in that I never actually read any Jane Austen until I was thirty, thus sparing myself several decades of the unhappiness of having no new Jane Austen novels to read. -- Cathleen Schine
Alec Wilkinson is a spare, clear, and lucid writer who works in stylistic simplicity with material that is not simple at all. -- Peter Matthiessen
Webb read fantasy; Jude read realism -- Melina Marchetta
Tell me of your Willoughbys, Heathcliffs and Wickhams in literature and I will tell you I met them all. -- Shannon L. Alder
there is no shortage of reading material in this house. Charlotte is an excellent writer, but Mr. Shakespeare is better, and if it's Branwell's wickedness you like, Papa says we may read Lord Byron in moderation." Emily -- Lena Coakley
I like you very much. Just as you are. Mark Darcy, Bridget Jones -- Helen Fielding
Jane Austen wrote six of the most beloved novels in the English language, we are informed at the end of Becoming Jane, and so she did. The key word is beloved. Her admirers do not analyze her books so much as they just plain love them to pieces. -- Roger Ebert
Updike's style is an exquisite blend of Melville and Austen: reading him is like cutting through whale blubber with embroidery scissors. -- Florence King
Jane Austen we know never let two men converse alone in any novel because what they said would be unknown to her. -- Jane Gardam
Darcy staring handsomely out from the shelves. Well, Colin Firth, really. 'The face that launched a thousand bookmarks, -- Victoria Connelly
Today, Mr. Darcy is a vampire. -- Orson Scott Card
Badly done, Emma! -- Jane Austen
I imagined being a famous writer would be like being like Jane Austen. -- J.k. Rowling
Darcy speaking to Georgiana: Even though Elizabeth may not have the appearance of her sister Jane, her inner beauty diffuses to the surface in a most splendid way. -- Noe
Well, they got married. No one pulled a Jane Eyre ... -- Charlaine Harris
Who would not spout the family teapot in order to talk with Keats for an hour about poetry, or with Jane Austen about the art of fiction? -- Virginia Woolf
So, like Jane Austen, who in all her writing never recorded a conversation between two men alone, because as a woman she could not know what exclusively male conversation would be like, I cannot record much about the men of Poplar, beyond superficial observation. -- Jennifer Worth
I came up for air. "It's you, always you, my Mr. Darcy." "I love you too, Elizabeth Bennett. -- Ilsa Madden-Mills
We've been texting for weeks. Surely it's rather like in Jane Austen's day when they did letter-writing for months and months and then just, like, immediately got married?'
'Bridget. Sleeping with a twenty-nine-year-old off Twitter on the second date is not "rather like Jane Austen's day". -- Helen Fielding
I was quiet, but I was not blind.
Jane Austen -- Bhamini Ravishankar
Tell me you love me Emma. Even if you don't mean it.
-Julian Blackthorn -- Cassandra Clare
Darcy had never been so bewitched by any woman as he was by her [Elizabeth]. -- Jane Austen
I am for the ones who represent sense, and so was Jane Austen. -- Mary Mccarthy
That innovator is the aforementioned Hugh Thomson, who might be called the Colin Firth of Austen-inspired book illustration." (P. 52) -- Devoney Looser
Always Emma, the better, brighter half of him, who tempered his ruthlessness, who forced him to acknowledge the light when he saw only darkness. - Julian Blackthorn -- Cassandra Clare
Who do you think you are, Jane Eyre? Grow up. Be sensible. Don't get carried away. -- David Nicholls
There would be more genuine rejoicing at the discovery of a complete new novel by Jane Austen than any other literary discovery, short of a new major play by Shakespeare. -- Margaret Drabble
A simple creature unlettyrde. Julian of Norwich called herself.
The most unlearned and uninformed female who ever dared to be an authoress. Echoed Jane Austen - four hundred years afterward. -- David Markson
I thought he was the man I'd been waiting for. A hero right out of Austen. The one who would finally make everything okay. Only he wasn't real. Like Austen's characters, he was fiction. Mr. Darcy broke my heart. -- Beth Pattillo
There are two words that send romance authors into spasms of rapture: 'Downton Abbey.' -- Teresa Medeiros
Heathcliff and Cathy, like Lady Chatterley and Oliver Mellors, like Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet! -- Jandy Nelson
I'm like Jane Austen - I work on the corner of the dining table. -- A. N. Wilson