Funny / Jane Austen

Jane Austen herself
  • Upon being asked to write a historical romance about the house of Saxe-Cobourg, she wrote as an answer: "I could not sit down to write a serious Romance under any other motive than to save my Life, and if it were indispensable for me to keep it up and never relax into laughing at myself or other people, I am sure I should be hung before I had finished the first Chapter."
  • "Mrs [...] was the only one much admired. She appeared exactly as she did in September, with the same broad face, diamond bandeau, pink husband and fat neck."