So, I have been thinking of doing this for a while. If you remember I used to do daily quotes but the thing with daily quotes is that sometimes, I just used the ones I liked. There was sometimes an emotional connection lacking, a certain lack of deeper understanding connected to the quote itself. So, I stopped doing that because it felt fake and not me. So, if you have been wondering about that, here’s the reason for that. (I really doubt you wondered about that though. I mean. It’s such an odd thing to wonder about, right? But if you did, you can rest your mind now.)
Now, I do like quotes though so I am going to occasionally post some that are close to my heart. That way, I get to share my favourites and there’s no need for me to feel fake about it.
This month is for Jane Austen. I read her books as my introduction to the classic literature and I have never not loved her works. (Other than The Hobbit and that falls into a whole different category, let’s be honest.)
Her books are such a delight to read, especially Pride & Prejudice and Emma. Even Sense & Sensibility & Mansfield Park are also absolutely fun to read and experience. For some reason, I never much liked Persuasion & Northanger Abbey. I mean, they are not bad books, obviously but something about them always bugged me. Anyway!
Here are just a few that I absolutely love.
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
(Frankly, this is me in a nutshell. Which is why I have very few friends. People just don’t appreciate reading as much as they should. Those who do are very few in number and nothing can be sadder than that.)
My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.
(I think, in this case, I might not be what Jane Austen calls good company. I am too shy to actually volunteer in a conversation, sure I might have tons to share but I don’t feel comfortable most times. What a shame.)
There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.
(Seriously, there really is no place better than your home.)
We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.
(This is something my therapist tried to tell me and I couldn’t really understand it at the time. We all have within ourselves to solve life’s problems if we only listened to our gut, we thought through a problem instead of panicking and losing control of the situation. I still have trouble with this but I think I am getting better.)
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
(It’s so true, sure, money can’t buy happiness but it sure is helpful in bringing happiness about. I don’t really trust those who say otherwise.)
That’s it for today. Do you agree with those quotes or do you have different views that you would love to express? If so, please, do so in the comments below, an open dialogue is always welcome!