Saturday, September 10, 2011

Period Drama Week -Saturday: Conclusion (Part 4: Quotes and Which Period Drama Characters Would Be Friends)

Since I didn't have as many quotes as i would have liked for Friday's post, I opened the post for suggestions of favorite quotes. Melody from Regency Delight ~Jane Austen, etc.~ came up with a big list of quotes! Thanks Melody.

Sense and Sensibility (1995)
“If you cannot think of anything appropriate to say, you will please restrict your remarks to the weather.” ~Mrs. Dashwood

“It’s going to rain.”
“It is not going to rain.”
“You always say that and then it always does!”
~Margaret and Marianne

“I like Mrs. Jennings. She talks about things. We never talk about things.” ~Margaret

“I meant something less mournful, dearest.” ~Elinor

“I will think of something to tempt her. Does she care for olives?” ~Mrs. Jennings

“Lucy, if she tells you aught of the famous Mr. F., you must pass it on!” ~Mrs. Jennings

"Is there a felicity in the world superior to this?" - Marianne

"There's a bit of blue sky; let us chase it!" - Marianne

Pride and Prejudice (1995)
“Do you prefer reading to cards? That is rather singular.” -Mr. Hurst
“Miss Eliza Bennet despises cards. She is a great reader and has no pleasure in anything else.” ~Caroline Bingley
“I deserve neither such praise nor such censure. I am not a great reader, and I have pleasure in many things.” ~Elizabeth 
(It is slightly different in the movie)

“I have not the pleasure of understanding you. Of what are you talking?” -Mr. Bennet
“Of Mr. Collins and Lizzy. Lizzy declares she will not have Mr. Collins, and Mr. Collins begins to say he will not have Lizzy.” ~Mrs. Bennet
“And what am I to do on the occasion?--It seems a hopeless business.” -Mr. Bennet

“For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?” -Mr. Bennet

"I am no longer surprised at your knowing only six accomplished women Mr. Darcy; I rather wonder at your knowing any." ~ Elizabeth

“An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents.--Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do.” -Mr. Bennet

"A life holds few distinctions, Mrs. Bennet, but I think we may safely boast that here sit two of the silliest girls in the country.” -Mr. Bennet 

"Maria, this is your trunk, these are your gowns. You may arrange them in any way you wish. *whispers* Lady Catherine will never know!" ~Elizabeth

Emma (2009)
"A mile's walk and a daily scolding of Emma is just what Dr. Perry prescribes." -Emma (about Mr. Knightley)

Emma: We have heard that you are very musical, Mrs Elton.
Mrs Elton: Oh, I dote on it! Dote! As I said to Mr E. – don’t give me two carriages, don’t give me enormous houses, but I could not live without music. No. Life would be a blank to me without music.

“ ‘Knightley’, indeed. Never seen him in her life, and she calls him ‘Knightley’! Insufferable woman! Horrible, upstart, vulgar being with her ‘Mr E.’ and her ‘caro sposo’ and her carriages and air of pert pretentions and underbred finery. Actually to discover that Mr Knightley is a gentleman, and that the woman who brought me up should be ladylike! I’ve never met her equal! ‘Knightley’, indeed! I’ve known him all my life, and even Idon’t call him that!” –Emma 

Thanks Melody!

And here are the entries for "Which Period Drama Characters Would Be Friends?" Click the names to read the posts! If I forgot your's, let me know!

Miss Elizabeth Bennet from Elegance of Fashion

Miss Laurie from Old-Fashioned Charm

That concludes Period Drama Week! Thank You everyone for participating and making this event possible! Keep an eye out for a questionnaire on Period Drama Week!

 God Bless,
 God Bless, Miss Elizabeth Bennet

1 comment:

  1. Again, I enjoyed the week! =) Although I wish I could have spent a little more time on it; then I surely would have written a 'Which Period Drama Characters Would Be Friends' post!

    Wow, did you put all those quotes? haha. Thank you for the shout-out!


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