Honoring Jane Austen

Jane Austen died on this day ( July 18th) in 1817. In recognition of her death date, here are some of my favorite quotes by her I wanted to share:

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” -Pride and Prejudice 

The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.” -Pride and Prejudice 

“If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.” -Northanger Abbey

“Why not seize the pleasure at once? — How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!” -Emma

Austen isn’t something I can read all the time (her books can get a bit repetitive) but she’s still wonderful her commentary on society, courtship, and youth are important. (Also, Pride and Prejudice was one of the first “grown up” books I ever read, so it’ll always be a favorite.)
 

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