Thursday, June 24, 2010

"I declare. . ."

P&P 2005

"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."

~Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice, Chapter XI of Volume I

6 comments:

Milisande Awnia Grim said...

That is an Excellent Quote!

Rebekah said...

Such a great quote - and so true!


To the KING be all the glory!
Rebekah

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"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15

Shining as Stars said...

And to think that Caroline Bingley said this!

Anonymous said...

This is an excellent quote :)
Whenever anyone accuses me of finding too much pleasure in books, I hesitate reminding them of this phrase, as by quoting from Pride and Prejudice I might not get the desired result of proving them of my nature otherwise!

Briar said...

So true!

The Editrix said...

Marie - I know!! Within it's original context, this quote is funny and ironic - but I can say it with complete sincerity, though Caroline Bingley can't.