Quotes and Lines from Pride and Prejudice

Due to unending boredom, I decided to post some of the notable, striking and delightful quotes and lines from the novel, Pride and Prejudice. I personally picked them. Spoilers alert. :D

Volume 1:: Chapter 1

“Is he married or single?” – one of the Miss Bennets, either Lydia or Kitty

“Oh! single, my dear, to be sure! A single man of large fortune; four or five thousand a year. What a fine thing for our girls!” – Mrs. Bennet

“In such cases, a woman has not often much beauty to think of.” – Mr. Bennet

:: Chapter 3

“You are dancing with the only handsome girl in the room,” said Mr. Darcy, looking at the eldest Miss Bennet.

“Oh! she is the most beautiful creature I ever beheld!~” -Mr. Bingley

“She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me; and I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men.” -Mr. Darcy

:: Chapter 5

“~and I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.” – Elizabeth

:: Chapter 7

“Can I have the carriage?” – Jane

“No, my dear, you had better go on horseback, because it seems likely to rain, and then you must stay all night.” – Mrs. Bennet

” That would be a good scheme,” – Elizabeth

“People do not die of little trifling colds.~” – Mrs. Bennet

:: Chapter 8

“I deserve neither such praise nor censure,” cried Elizabeth; “I am not a great reader, and I have pleasure in many things.”

:: Chapter 10

“It is fortunate, then, that they fall to my lot instead of to yours.” – Mr. Darcy

:: Chapter 18

“May I ask what these questiobns tend?” – Mr. Darcy

“And what is you success?” – Mr. Darcy

“I would by no means suspend any pleasure of yours,” he coldly replied. – Mr. Darcy

In Darcy’s breast there was a tolerable powerful feeling towards her.

:: Chapter 19

“You are too hasty, sir,” she cried. “You forget I have made no answer.” ~”I am very sensible of the honour of you proposals, but it is impossible for me to do otherwise than decline them.” – Elizabeth to Mr. Collins

“Your hope is rather an extraordinary one after my declaration.~” — Elizabeth to Mr. Collins

“I am perfectly serious in my refusal.” – Elizabeth to Mr. Collins

:: Chapter 20

“An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a  stranger to one of your parents. – Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do.” – Mr. Bennet

Volume 2:: Chapter 6

“Has your governess left you?” – Lady Catherine de Bourgh to Elizabeth

:: Chapter 9

“My dear Eliza he must be in love with you, or he would never have called on us in this familiar way.” – Charlotte Lucas

:: Chapter 11

“From the very beginning, from the first moment, I may almost say, of my acquaintance with you, your manners impressing me with the fullest belief of your arrogance, your conceit, and your selfish disdain of the feelings of others, were such as to form that groundwork of disapprobation on which succeeding events have built so immovable a dislike; and I had not known you a month before I felt that you were the last man in the world whom I could ever prevailed on to marry.” – Elizabeth to Mr. Darcy

Volume 3:: Chapter 1

“Yes, very handsome.” -Elizabeth about Mr. Darcy

Their eyes instantly met, and the cheeks of each were overspread with the deepest blush.

“It is impossible that he should still love me.” Elizabeth doubting Mr. Darcy for unchanged affection.

:: Chapter 11

Her daughters were eagerly called to partake of her joy. Jane resolutely kept her place at the table; but Elizabeth, to satisfy her mother, went to the window– she looked— she saw Mr. Darcy with him, and sat down again by her sister.

:: Chapter 12

“He could still be amiable, still pleasing to my uncle and aunt when he was in town; and why not me? If he fears me, why come hither? If he no longer cares for me, why silent? Teasing, teasing man! I will think no more about him.” – Elizabeth about Mr. Darcy

“A man who has once been refused! How could I ever be foolish enough to expect a renewal of his love?~” – Elizabeth about Mr. Darcy

“We all love to instruct, though we can teach only what is worth knowing.~” – Elizabeth to Jane

:: Chapter 13

He came, and in such very good time that the ladies were none on them dressed. In ran Mrs. Bennet to her daughter’s room, in her dressing gown, and with her hair half-finished, crying out.

:: Chapter 14

“~While in their cradles, we planned the union: and now, at the moment when the wishes of both sisters would be accomplished in their marriage, to be prevented by a young woman of inferior birth, of no importance in the world, and wholly unallied to the family?~” – Lady Catherine to Elizabeth

“Tell me once for all, are you engaged to him?” – Lady Catherine

“I am not.” – Elizabeth

“And will you promise me never to enter into such an engagement?” – Lady Catherine

“I will make no promise of the kind.” – Elizabeth

“You can now have nothing farther to say,” she resentfully answered. “You have insulted me in every possible method. I must beg to return to the house.” – Elizabeth

:: Chapter 15

“~I did not know before that I had two daughters on the brink of matrimony.~” – Mr. Bennet

“~Mr. Darcy, who never looks at any woman but to see a blemish, and who probable never looked at you in his life! It is admirable!” – Mr. Bennet

:: Chapter 16

“~But your family owe me nothing. Much as I respect them, I believe, I thought only of you.” – Mr. Darcy

“~My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject forever.” – Mr. Darcy

“Did it,” said he, “did it soon make you think better of me?~” – Mr. Darcy

“Think only of the past as its remembrance gives your pleasure.” – Elizabeth’s philosophy

“~Such I was from eight to eight and twenty; and such I might still have been but for you, dearest, loveliest Elizabeth! What do I not owe you!~” – Mr. Darcy

:: Chapter 17

The acknowledged lovers [Jane and Mr. Bingley] talked and laughed, the unacknowledged [Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy] were silent. Darcy was not of a disposition in which happiness overflows in mirth; and Elizabeth, agitated and confused, rather knew that she was happy, then felt herself to be so; for, besides the immediate embarrassment, there were other evils before her.

“~Lizzy, you must walk out with him again, that he may not be in Bingley’s way.” – Mrs. Bennet

“It may do very well for the others,” replied Mr. Bingley, “but I am sure it will be too much for Kitty. Won’t it, Kitty?” – Mr. Bingley

“If any young men come for Mary or Kitty, send them in, for I am quite at leisure.” – Mr. Bennet

:: Chapter 18

“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew I had begun.” – Mr. Darcy

“~What made you so shy of me when you first called, and afterwards dined here? Why, especially, when you called did you look as if you did not care about me?” – Elizabeth

“My real purpose was to see you, and to judge, if I could, whether I might ever hope to make you love me.~” – Mr. Darcy

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I hope you enjoyed my account. So what’s your favorite among them? Feel free to share more quotes and lines here~~

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