jane austen*

Nothing will come out right. So. To make up for the last post's 2wk existence (!) I thought I'd post something fun. Hmm. What's one thing that me and all 4 of my faithful readers {the kars, als, beks} enjoi?
Pride & Prejudice. Jane Austen. Even if we disagree on which film is better, the book is best. So in honor of my fellow Elizabeths, and other Bennet girls; some quotes:

Bingley: "Come Darcy, I must have you dance. I cannot bear to see you standing about in this stupid manner..."
Darcy: "You are dancing with the only handsome girl in the room."
"There is one of her sisters...who is very pretty."
"She is tolerable, but not handsome to tempt me. I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men."

Jane: He is just what a young man ought to be: sensible, good-humoured, lively..."
Elizabeth: "He is also handsome, which a young man ought to be, if he possibly can...he certainly is very agreeable, and I give you leave to like him. You've liked many a stupider person."

Mr Bennet: "An unhappy alternative is before you Elizabeth. From this day forward you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr Collins, and I shall never see you again if you do."

Elizabeth: "Shelves in the closet!? Happy thought indeed..."

Darcy: "And this is all the reply I am to expect? I might wish to be informed why, with so little endeavour at civility, I am thus rejected."
Elizabeth: "And I might inquire why with so evident a design of offending me you chose to tell me that you liked me against your will, against your reason, and even against your character? Is this not just cause for incivility, if indeed I was uncivil?"...
Darcy: "Disguise of every sort is my abhorrence. Nor am I ashamed of the feelings I related. They were natural and just..."
Elizabeth: "You are mistaken if you suppose the manner of your declaration affected me in any other way, than as it spared the concern I might have felt in refusing you, had you behaved in a more gentlemanlike manner."

Jane: "You are joking Lizzie! engaged to Mr Darcy! ... I know how much you dislike him."
Elizabeth: "That is all to be forgot. Perhaps I did not always love him so well as I do now. But in such cases as these a good memory is unpardonable..."
Jane: "Are you quite sure that you feel what you ought to?"
Lizzie: "You will only think I feel more than I ought to, when I tell you...I must confess I love him better than I do Bingely. I fear you will be angry."
Jane: "My dearest sister, now be serious... Will you tell me how long you have loved him?"
Lizzie:"I believe I must date it from my first seeing his beautiful grounds at Pemberly."

*much of the fun is lost out of context. it reads very different, eh?


Elizabeth said...

this is my favorite out of those ones.

(1 of your 4 faithful readers.)

Jane: "You are joking Lizzie! engaged to Mr Darcy! ... I know how much you dislike him."
Elizabeth: "That is all to be forgot. Perhaps I did not always love him so well as I do now. But in such cases as these a good memory is unpardonable..."

karawarnock; said...

i'm about half way through the book. i forgot that i had it all summer and so this week i started reading it. i like it. i still have to see the old one. which one do you think is better dams?

evil little bro. said...

just when i thought your blog couldn't get more boring.

guess it's a girl thing.

kara said...

i love that book so dearly.
it is one of the best in my mind.

beks said...

"It is a truth universaly acknowledged that a single man in posession of a large fortune, must be in want of a wife."

dams said...

i much prefer the old movie. i know, it's too long and not as good "quality" but. it's much closer to the book. there's stuff in the new one that they completely made up. to my mind, jennifer ehle is a more true-to-the-book lizzie. kierra is too pretty, too mean, and too...she seemed to be putting herself forward and her dislike of darcy seemed flirtatous. maybe it's partly because i grew up on the book and the old one. even if i had never seen the old one though the new one would have dissapointed me anyway. i'm not a big chick flick person.

aside from cinematography & scenery the new one is...not so great. but that's my opinion. and i know i'm in the tiny minority.

Elizabeth said...

dams i agree. but i think, that the layout for the new movie is a better one. i really don't think we should be encouraging us and others to be watching 5hr movies. the new one is much better because it is shorter. the older one is better because it isn't hollywood-ized. there was good contrasts in the new one though.

karawarnock; said...

als is starting to make me like "chick flicks" i think. not really, but i didn't really like P&P when i first watched it (the new one), but the more i watch it the more i like it. i have to see the old one though.

aaah i feel girlie.

als said...

you are slipping kars... soon i will have you crying in a movie


mo said...

hi, i'm kind of an outsider in this little group, being a new friend of dams' and all...

just wanted to say i enjoyed this post and the pleasant friendly teasing that came after. it brightened my day.

nameless so as not to embaress someone said...

watching a good five hour movie once in a while(and over the course of a couple of free evenings) is no different than watching shorter ones more frequently. And, perhaps in this case, healthier for the brain. For I fear there is so much dribble out there.

damaris said...

mo!! welcome on my blog anytime!! i'm so glad we could brighten your day. hope all is well?

and i have no idea who said that last post but i think it's a good point.