Astonishing Austen

I will be mistress of myself.”

“Indulge your imagination in every possible flight.” Jane Austen

A gathering of the divine Mistress Austen’s wisdom and witty sayings from a lovely Abrams Noterie journal spur us on our way today:

“Her own thoughts and reflections were habitually her best companions.”

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

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

“There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feeling so in unison.”

“For what do we live but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?“

“Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another.”

“A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch.”

“It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.”

“But indeed, I would rather have nothing but tea.”

“Run mad as often as you choose, but do not faint.”

“What are men to rocks and mountains?”

“I am all astonishment.”

And I, too, am all astonishment at Austen’s ingenuity! May she give our own words wings as we all write on!

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