Quotes by or about characters from Pride and Prejudice

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"has something more of quickness than her sisters."
Mr Bennet about Elizabeth
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"a sensible, intelligent young woman, about twenty-seven"
Charlotte Lucas
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"My dear Charlotte and I have but one mind and one way of thinking ... We seem to be designed for each other."
Mr Collins on his relationship with his wife, Chapter 38
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"you are too good. Your sweetness and disinterestedness are really angelic."
Elizabeth to Jane, Chapter 24
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"She shared in their attendance on Mrs Bennet, and was a great comfort to them, in their hours of freedom."
Mrs Gardiner, Chapter 48
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"Could she have seen half as much love in Mr Darcy for herself, she would have ordered her wedding clothes."
Elizabeth on if Miss Bingley had seen as much love in Mr Darcy as Mr Bingley showed towards Jane, Chapter 21
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"There is such an expression of goodness in his countenance! such an openness and gentleness in his manner."
Jane of Wickham, Chapter 40
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"Her brother's recommendation was enough to ensure her favour: his judgement could not err, and he had spoken in such terms of Elizabeth, as to leave Georgiana without the power of finding her otherwise than pleasant and amiable."
"he" is Mr Darcy, Chapter 45
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"I do not know anybody who seems more to enjoy the power of doing what he likes than Mr Darcy."
Elizabeth, Chapter 33
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"her voice was weak, and her manner affected."
Mary when performing, Chapter 18
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"always unguarded and often uncivil"
Lydia, Chapter 23
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"Mr Darcy would never have come so soon to wait upon me."
Charlotte to Elizabeth, Chapter 30
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"her manners were dictatorial and insolent. She has the reputation of being remarkably sensible and clever; but I rather believe she derives part of her abilities from her rank and fortune"
Wickham about Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Chapter 16
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"He is perfectly well behaved, polite, and unassuming."
Mr Gardiner on Mr Darcy, Chapter 43
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"I must have my share in the conversation, if you are speaking of music."
Lady Catherine, Chapter 31
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"She has nothing, in short, to recommend her, but being an excellent walker. I shall never forget her appearance this morning. She really looked almost wild."
Mrs Hurst on Elizabeth, Chapter 8
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"a very good kind of woman, not too clever to be a valuable neighbour to Mrs Bennet"
Lady Lucas
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"Arguments are too much like disputes."
Mr Bingley, Chapter 10
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"A scheme of which every part promises delight, can never be successful; and general disappointment is only warded off by the defence of some little peculiar vexation."
Elizabeth, Chapter 42
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"I hope my dinners are good enough for her. I do not believe she often sees such at home." (emphasis on "my")
Mrs Bennet on Charlotte Lucas, Chapter 13
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"No one admitted to the privilege of hearing you, can think anything wanting."
Mr Darcy to Elizabeth, Chapter 31
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"was so odd a mixture of quick parts, sarcastic humour, reserve, and caprice"
Mr Bennet
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"She was a woman of mean understanding, little information, and uncertain temper. When she was discontented she fancied herself nervous. The business of her life was to get her daughters married; its solace was visiting and news."
Mrs Bennet
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"was not formed for ill-humour"
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"you will be as welcome to me as either of them"
Charlotte to Elizabeth. "them" refers to Sir Lucas and Maria Lucas. Chapter 26
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"Every savage can dance."
Mr Darcy, Chapter 6
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"You take delight in vexing me. You have no compassion on my pour nerves."
Mrs Bennet to Mr Bennet, Chapter 1
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"Why should he have it more than anybody else?" (emphasis on "he")
Mrs Bennet to Mr Bennet about Mr Collins and the entail
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"Oh! that my dear mother had more command over herself; she can have no idea of the pain she gives me by her continual reflections on him. But I will not repine. It cannot last long. He will be forgot, and we shall all be as we were before."
Jane, Chapter 24
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"from the whole of his behaviour to Miss De Bourgh she derived this comfort for Miss Bingley, that he might have been just as likely to marry her, had she been his relation."
It is Elizabeth who notices this, Chapter 31
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"I never could see any beauty in her ... and as for her eyes ... They have a sharp, shrewish look, which I do not like at all; and in her air altogether, there is a self-sufficiency without fashion, which is intolerable."
Miss Bingley on Elizabeth to Darcy, Chapter 45. This annoys Darcy by this time in the book.
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"This is a parade," cried he, "which does one good; it gives such an elegance to misfortune! Another day I will do the same; I will sit in my library, in my night cap and powdering gown, and give as much trouble as I can"
Mr Bennet, Chapter 48
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"I am only resolved to act in that manner, which will, in my own opinion, constitute my happiness, without reference to you, or to any person so wholly unconnected with me."
Elizabeth to Lady Catherine, Chapter 56
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"The general prejudice against Mr Darcy is so violent, that it would be the death of half the good people in Meryton, to attempt to place him in an amiable light."
Elizabeth, Chapter 40
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"Charlotte's kindness extended further than Elizabeth had any conception of; - its object was nothing less, than to secure her from any return of Mr Collins's addresses, by engaging them towards herself."
Chapter 22
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"Such formidable accounts of her ladyship, and her manner of living, quite frightened Maria Lucas, who had been little used to company"
Chapter 29
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"she could hardly suppress a smile, at his being now seeking the acquaintance of some of those very people, against whom his pride had revolted, in his offer to herself."
"she" is Elizabeth, "he" is Darcy, Chapter 43
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"Mr Wickham is blessed with such happy manners as may ensure his making friends - whether he may be equally capable of retaining them, is less certain." (stress on "making" and "retaining")
Darcy to Elizabeth, Chapter 18
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Charlotte Lucas


"a sensible, intelligent young woman, about twenty-seven"

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Mr Collins on his relationship with his wife, Chapter 38


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Elizabeth to Jane, Chapter 24


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Mrs Gardiner, Chapter 48


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