A quick poll: of the Austen quotes below, which is your favorite?
“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.” (Pride and Prejudice)
“Selfishness must always be forgiven, you know, because there is no hope of a cure.” (Mansfield Park)
“If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.” (Emma)
“It must be very improper that a young lady should dream of a gentleman before the gentleman is first known to have dreamt of her.” (Northanger Abbey)
And, let us not forget the immortal, “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
BONUS: Name the character who speaks each line!