I love this book so much that every time I find it in a new cover I buy it.

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”

Pride and Prejudice is the single most influential book I have ever read.  I first read it in the fourth grade and I have read it at least once a year since then.

“I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.”

(and on occasion I hate the fourth grade version of myself for getting to read it with the fresh eyes of not knowing what happens next).

I might as well inquire,” replied she, “why with so evident a desire of offending and insulting me, you chose to tell me that you liked me against your will, against your reason, and even against your character?

Elizabeth Bennet is who I and so many other young women have wanted to be and Mr. Darcy is the man we wished we could fall in love with.

“I have been meditating on the very great pleasure which a pair of fine eyes in the face of a pretty woman can bestow.

Jane Austen gave us all a gift that I hope I continue to appreciate for the rest of my life

“The happiness which this reply produced, was such as he had probably never felt before; and he expressed himself on the occasion as sensibly and as warmly as a man violently in love can be supposed to do. Had Elizabeth been able to encounter his eye, she might have seen how well the expression of heartfelt delight, diffused over his face, became him; but, though she could not look, she could listen, and he told her of feelings, which, in proving of what importance she was to him, made his affection every moment more valuable.”