Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Mansfield Park Quotes

So, when I'm not feeling well one of my favorite things to do is either watch Jane Austen movies or re-read her novels for the bajillionith time. Mansfield Park is probably my favorite work of hers (I still LOVE Sense & Sensibility and Pride & Prejudice). As I watched the film yesterday, I remembered how striking her quotes are. She is an incredible writer. Here are some of my favorites:

Edmund Bertram: Surely you and I are beyond speaking when words are clearly not enough.

Susan Price: So, this Henry Crawford, what's he like?
Fanny Price: A rake. I think.
Susan Price: Oh, yes, please.
Fanny Price: They amuse more in literature than they do in life.
Susan Price: Yes, but they amuse.

Henry Crawford: Fanny, you have created sensations which my heart has never known before.
Fanny Price: Please.
Henry Crawford: There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved.
Fanny Price: Mr. Crawford, do not speak nonsense.
Henry Crawford: Nonsense?
Fanny Price: You are such a fine speaker that I'm afraid you may actually end in convincing yourself.
Henry Crawford: Fanny. You are killing me.
Fanny Price: No man dies of love but on the stage.

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

Edmund Bertram: And has your heart changed towards him?
Fanny Price: Yes. Many times.

Fanny Price: [referring to Henry Crawford] I do not trust him, sir.
Sir Thomas Bertram: What do you distrust?
Fanny Price: His nature, sir. Like many charming people, he conceals an almost absolute dependence on the appreciation of others.
Sir Thomas Bertram: And what is the terrible ill in that?
Fanny Price: His sole interest is in being loved, sir, not in loving.



1 comment:

Leeloo said...

Love, Love, Love Jane Austin!!!... Don't you just want to live her stories! They melt my heart <3