18th July is the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death. Austen is one of literature's most beloved and respected authors. This week we want to celebrate, remember, and share her brilliance with you all. Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, and of course Pride and Prejudice - all are examples of her literary genius. Here are six of our favourite quotes that validate some of the many reasons why we love her.
"Selfishness must always be forgiven you know. Because there is no hope of a cure."
"Indulge your imagination in every possible flight."
"It isn't what we say or think that defines us but what we do."
"My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me."
"There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature."
"The person, be it gentleman or lady who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."
Do you have any favourite quotes from Jane Austen? Be sure to let us know what they are. We feature many of her wonderful words in a number of our prints. You can shop the Jane Austen collection here - see if you can spot your favourite!