Plain Jane

mollands.netPlain Jane:

Compliments always take you by surprise, and me never.

-Jane Austen in Pride and Prejudice

So, so vain but also so very funny…I feel as if sometimes a good dose of vain confidence is necessary for mental health. Or perhaps call it by another name: pride…as long as it finds temperance at some point. Indeed, if Darcy hadn’t been prideful, we wouldn’t have our Pride and Prejudice now would we?

Plain Jane

mollands.netPlain Jane:

“I have been used to consider poetry as “the food of love” said Darcy. “Of a fine, stout, healthy love it may. Everything nourishes what is strong already. But if it be only a slight, thin sort of inclination, I am convinced that one good sonnet will starve it entirely away”

-Jane Austen in Pride and Prejudice

I share Jane’s wariness of poetry. That stuff could drive a person mad.

Plain Jane

she gave him to understand that her sentiments had undergone so material a change... (mollands.net)Plain Jane: “The power of doing any thing with quickness is always much prized by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance.”

-Jane Austen in Pride and Prejudice

A reminder in patience: Monday comes and I’m ready for Friday, the week done, the to-do’s put to rest, but sometimes moving quickly through life isn’t such a good thing. Who knows who we would forget, or what essential would be left out if we hopped and skipped over the unfortunate days of the week like Monday. There are so many good cups of coffee to be drunk on Monday, just think of all THAT goodness you would miss…