26 de abril de 2015

“Pride and Prejudice” (by Jane Austen) in 20 tweets

  1. Is not general incivility the very essence of love? [Elizabeth]
  2. Five daughters brought up at home without a governess! I never heard of such a thing. Your mother must have been quite a slave to your education [Lady Catherine de Bourgh to Elizabeth]
  3. Mr. Collins was employed in agreeing to everything her ladyship said, thanking her for every fish he won, and apologizing if he thought he won too many.
  4. I do not know anybody who seems more to enjoy the power of doing what he likes than Mr. Darcy [Elizabeth]
  5. The misfortune of speaking with bitterness is a most natural consequence of the prejudices I had been encouraging [Elizabeth]
  6. What praise is more valuable than the praise of an intelligent servant? [Elizabeth]
  7. Angry people are not always wise.
  8. Since the —shire were first quartered in Meryton, nothing but love, flirtation, and officers have been in her head.
  9. You are each of you so complying, that nothing will ever be resolved on; so easy, that every servant will cheat you; and so generous, that you will always exceed your income [Mr. Bennet]
  10. “Neither duty, nor honour, nor gratitude,” replied Elizabeth, “have any possible claim on me, in the present instance”.
  11. “Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do." [Mr. Bennet to Elizabeth]
  12. “Mr. Bennet, how can you abuse your own children in such a way? You take delight in vexing me. You have no compassion for my poor nerves.” [Mrs. Bennet]
  13. "There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil, a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome.” [Elizabeth to Mr. Darcy]
  14. He [Mr. Darcy] began to feel the danger of paying Elizabeth too much attention.
  15. Mr. Bennet’s expectations were fully answered. His cousin was as absurd as he had hoped
  16. The moment of her release from him was ecstasy [from Mr. Collins]
  17. Elizabeth had never been more at a loss to make her feelings appear what they were not.
  18. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure [Elizabeth to Mr. Darcy]
  19. You were disgusted with the women who were always speaking, and looking, and thinking for your approbation alone [Elizabeth to Mr. Darcy]
  20. I am the happiest creature in the world. Perhaps other people have said so before, but not one with such justice. [Elizabeth letter to Mrs. Gardiner]

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