“Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.”
“I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control. ”
“If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.”
“I always deserve the best treatment because I never put up with any other.”
“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.”
“I cannot make speeches, Emma...If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. But you know what I am. You hear nothing but truth from me. I have blamed you, and lectured you, and you have borne it as no other woman in England would have borne it.”
“There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.”
“One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.”
“Better be without sense than misapply it as you do. ”
“Without music, life would be a blank to me.”
“You must be the best judge of your own happiness.”
“Men of sense, whatever you may choose to say, do not want silly wives.”
“Were I to fall in love, indeed, it would be a different thing; but I have never been in love ; it is not my way, or my nature; and I do not think I ever shall.”
“Indeed, I am very sorry to be right in this instance. I would much rather have been merry than wise.”
“Vanity working on a weak head produces every sort of mischief.”
“She was one of those, who, having, once begun, would be always in love.”
“Mr. Knightley, if I have not spoken, it is because I am afraid I will awaken myself from this dream.”
“I lay it down as a general rule, Harriet, that if a woman doubts as to whether she should accept a man or not, she certainly ought to refuse him.”
“It's such a happiness when good people get together.”
“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." She could really say nothing. "You are silent," he cried, with great animation; "absolutely silent! at present I ask no more."
Emma was almost ready to sink under the agitation of this moment. The dread of being awakened from the happiest dream, was perhaps the most prominent feeling.
"I cannot make speeches, Emma," he soon resumed; and in a tone of such sincere, decided, intelligible tenderness as was tolerably convincing. "If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. But you know what I am. You hear nothing but truth from me. I have blamed you, and lectured you, and you have borne it as no other woman in England would have borne it. Bear with the truths I would tell you now, dearest Emma, as well as you have borne with them. The manner, perhaps, may have as little to recommend them. God knows, I have been a very indifferent lover. But you understand me. Yes, you see, you understand my feelings and will return them if you can. At present, I ask only to hear, once to hear your voice.”
“Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.”
“Why not seize the pleasure at once? -- How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!”
“This sweetest and best of all creatures, faultless in spite of all her faults.”
“It is not every man's fate to marry the woman who loves him best”
“I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like”
“Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.”
“Nobody, who has not been in the interior of a family, can say what the difficulties of any individual of that family may be.”
“Full many a flower is born to blush unseen,
And waste it's fragrance on the desert air.”
“And have you never known the pleasure and triumph of a lucky guess? I pity you. I thought you cleverer; for depend upon it, a lucky guess is never merely luck. There is always some talent in it.”
“If the definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over and expecting different results, then passion is a form of mental retardation- deliberately blunting our most critical cognitive functions.”
“Formidable women, with uncombed hair and disordered dress, gossiped while leaning on railings, or screamed in frantic quarrels.”
“—Little pussy like me still have bigger cock than the two of them, she say. She pull the gag out of Sacco mouth. —What you gonna do, Miss”
“Life is a living flute, yoga is the art of creating melody and rhythm in it.”
“Survival...is an infinite capacity for suspicion.”
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