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.
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?