08 March 2009

Weekly Geeks: A Quote a Day #2

Since it was a newspaper review of the new annotated Pride and Prejudice which suggested the theme, and since I’ve just watched the first part of Lost in Austen, tonight’s quote is from ... guess where?

“ ... However, he wrote some verses on her, and very pretty they were.”

“And so ended his affection,” said Elizabeth impatiently. “There has been many a one, I fancy, overcome in the same way. I wonder who first discovered the efficacy of poetry in driving away love!”

“I have been used to consider poetry as the food of love,” said Darcy.

“Of a fine, stout, healthy love it may. Every thing 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.”
- Pride and Prejudice, pp. 39-40.

Quote #1


  1. oh I love P&P and that quote
    Every thing nourishes what is strong already

  2. Wonderful quote from an equally wonderful book!

  3. How true: "Every thing nourishes what is strong already." Great choices in quotes.


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