Book//mark – Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen, 1803

Jane Austen Northanger Abbey 1818 edition

Charles von Steuben, La Liseuse, 1829 / Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey, 1818 edition

“I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible.”

“No man is offended by another man’s admiration of the woman
he loves; it is the woman only who can make it a torment.”

“I assure you. I have no notion of treating men with such respect. That is the way to spoil them.”

“Beware how you give your heart.”

“A young woman in love always looks like Patience on a monument Smiling at Grief.”

“If I could not be persuaded into doing what I thought wrong, I will never be tricked into it.”

“It is well to have as many holds upon happiness as possible.”

“Now I must give one smirk and then we may be rational again”

“Friendship is really the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.”

“Let us not desert one another; we are an injured body.”

“Where people are really attached, poverty itself is wealth.”

“What one means one day, you know, one may not mean the next. Circumstances change, opinions alter.”

“Her spirits danced within her, as she danced in her

“She had nothing to do but to forgive herself and be happier than ever.”

“I have no notion of loving people by halves; it is not my nature”

“The first experimental convinction that a loss may be sometimes a gain.”

“Grandeur I detest.”

“Well, some people’s feelings are incomprehensible.”

“We have not all, you know, the same tenderness of disposition.”

“There is nothing people are so often deceived in, as the state of their own affections.”

“I am amazingly absent; I believe I am the most absent creature in the world.”

“The past, present, and future, were all equally in gloom.”

“Well, we must live and learn.”

Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey, 1803

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