Posted by Kathy F. on August 02, 1997 at 10:36:33:
In reply to Emma -- quotes for all occasions posted by Susan on August 02, 1997 at 09:47:26
] Doesn't it seem like there are quotes in Emma for just about every circumstance? Even more so than her other books -- although I admit to a slight ;-) prejudice -- I find myself thinking of Emma lines in many real-life situations. One in particular lately is:
] There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.
] What do others think?
"A woman is not to marry a man merely because she is asekd, or because he is attached to her, and can write a tolerable letter."
"Better to be without sense than misapply it as you do."
"Vanity working on a weak head produces every sort of mischief."
"One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other."
"I have none of the usual inducements of women to marry. Were I to fall in love, indeed, it would be a different thing...."
"If I thought I should ever be like Miss Bates...I would marry tomorrow."
"Anything interests between those who love...."
"What a strange thing love is!"
"...but where there is a wish to please, one ought to overlook, and one does overlook a great deal. Where a man does his best with only moderate powers, he will have the advantage over negligent superiority."
"There is one thing, Emma, which a man can always do, if he chooses, and that is, his duty; not by manoeuvring and finessing, but by vigour and resolution."
"He is a person I never think of from one month's end to another."
I hope you've enjoyed these as much as I have.