10 Quotes From Jane Austen On The Anniversary Of Her Birth. 💜

10 Quotes From Jane Austen On The Anniversary Of Her Birth. 💜

Jane Austen's novels are an integral part of classic literature; universally adored and full of charm, wit and wisdom. 16th December marks the 243rd anniversary of her birth. To celebrate, we thought we'd share some of our favourites quotes from her wonderful writings - it was difficult choosing just ten! 


Indulge your imagination in every possible flight. 

Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings. 

My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me. 

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

There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time. 

Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion. 

If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.

There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving by halves, it is not my nature.

I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives. 

I declare after all, there is no enjoyment like reading. How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book. 


Jane Austen fan? Which of her quotes would you add to the list? 

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