I am currently reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and I’m enjoying it very much! One thing I’ve noticed is that it mentions books and reading a lot. So here are some of my favorites reading-related quotes taken from the first fourth of the book. I’ll be doing posts for the other three parts in the future.
With a book he was regardless of time.
“What a delightful library you have at Pemberley, Mr. Darcy!”
“It ought to be good,” he replied, “it has been the work of many generations.”
“And then you have added so much to it yourself, you are always buying books.”
“I cannot comprehend the neglect of a family library in such days as these.”
“All this she must possess,” added Darcy, “and to all this she must yet add something more substantial, in the improvement of her mind by extensive reading.”
“How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book!”
“What do you think of books?” said he, smiling.
“Books—oh! no. I am sure we never read the same, or not with the same feelings.”
“I am sorry you think so; but if that be the case, there can at least be no want of subject. we may compare our different opinions.”