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Quotes from Sense & Sensibility


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Sense & Sensibility showcases that the expectations of love and hope are all about striking a proper balance.



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'... but if you observe, people always live for ever when there is any annuity to be paid them...' Fanny Dashwood to her husband

'Indeed, to say the truth, I am convinced within myself, that your father had no idea of your giving them any money at all.' Fanny Dashwood to her husband

'I can feel no sentiment of approbation inferior to love.' Mrs. Dashwood to Elinor

'I am afraid that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety.'

'The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love.'

'I think him everything that is worthy and amiable.' Marianne to Elinor regarding Edward

'I have been open and sincere when I ought to have been reserved, spriritless, dull, and deceitful. Had I talked only of the weather and the roads, and had I spoken only once in ten minutes this reproach would have been spared.' Marianne to Elinor regarding Willoughby

'Brandon is just the kind of man, whom everybody speaks well of, and nobody cares about; whom all are delighted to see, and nobody remembers to talk to.' Willoughby to the Dashwoods

'I have three unanswerable reasons for disliking Colonel Brandon: he has threatened me with rain when I wanted it to be fine; he has found fault with the hanging of my curricle, and I cannot persuade him to buy my brown mare.' Willoughby to the Dashwoods

'I will not torment myself any longer by remaining among friends whose society it is impossible to enjoy.' Willoughby to the Mrs. Dashwood and Elinor

'There is something so amiable in the prejudices of a young mind, that one is sorry to see them give way to the reception of more general opinions.

'I want no proof of their affection, but of their engagement I do.' Elinor to Mrs. Dashwood

'I dare say Lucy's beau is quite as modest and pretty-behaved as Miss Dashwood's.' Miss Steele to Mrs. Jennings

'We have neither of us anything to tell; you, because you do not communicate, and I, because I conceal nothing.' Marianne to Elinor

'Tell me, Willoughby- for Heaven's sake, tell me, what is the matter?' Marianne to Willoughby

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