Quotes: Pride and Prejudice
"Upon the whole, however, I am quite vain enough and well satisfied enough. The work is rather too light, and bright, and sparkling; it wants shade
; it wants to be stretched out here and there with a long chapter of sense, if it could be had; if not, of solemn specious nonsense
, about something unconnected with the story
; an essay on writing, a critique on Walter Scott, or the history of Buonaparté, or anything that would form a contrast
, and bring the reader with increased delight
to the playfulness and epigrammatism of the general style."
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a fortune must be in want of a wife."
The Opening Line
"In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."