Friday, August 30, 2013

Sense and Sensibility

“It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.” 

-- Jane Austen

I introduced Kate to Jane Austen Sunday night.  We laughed, sighed, smiled, welled up at all the same places!  As I knew she would... She fell in love.

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."
---Jane Austen

She has read an abridged Jane Eyer -- not Jane Austin but in that genre---and it is one of her favorite stories, but now unto unabridged and tales of love and woe..

"There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart."
--Jane Austin

There is Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abby,  Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Emma, Mansfield Park (a favorite)... So many stories!

“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

Kate at the precise moment that Edward Ferrars declares his truest affection for  Miss Elinor Dashwood and she finds out he had not married Miss Steele.  Truly priceless.  She is such the romantic!

“but for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.” 

-- Jane Austen

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