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Elinor agreed to it all, for she did not think he deserved the compliment of rational opposition.
I have not known him long indeed, but I am much better acquainted with him than I am with any other creature in the world.
One must not expect every thing.
sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in but what was worn and hackneyed out of all sense and meaning
She felt the loss of Willoughby's character yet more heavily than she had felt the loss of his heart.
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 require so much!
In such moments of precious, invaluable misery, she rejoiced in tears of agony...
I can feel no sentiment of approbation inferior to love.
If a book is well written, I always find it too short.
Esteem him! Like him! Cold-hearted Elinor! Oh! worse than cold-hearted! Ashamed of being otherwise. Use those words again, and I will leave the room this moment.
To avoid a comparative poverty, which her affection and her society would have deprived of all its horrors, I have, by raising myself to affluence, lost everything that could make it a blessing.
And Marianne, who had the knack of finding her way in every house to the library, however it might be avoided by the family in general, soon procured herself a book.
From a night of more sleep than she had expected, Marianne awoke the next morning to the same consciousness of misery in which she had closed her eyes.
She was stronger alone…
To wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect.
But to appear happy when I am so miserable — Oh! who can require it?
If I could but know his heart, everything would become easy.
Marianne, who had the knack of finding her way in every house to the library, however it might be avoided by the family in general, soon procured herself a book.
Eleanor went to her room "where she was free to think and be wretched.
To wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect
…told herself likewise not to hope. But it was too late. Hope had already entered…
If, however, I am allowed to think that you and yours feel an interest in my fate and actions, it may be the means—it may put me on my guard—at least, it may be something to live for.
He had just compunction enough for having done nothing for his sisters himself, to be exceedingly anxious that everybody else should do a great deal.
He then departed, to make himself still more interesting, in the midst of an heavy rain.
I come here with no expectations, only to profess, now that I am at liberty to do so, that my heart is and always will be...yours.
...the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety.
…Elinor was then at liberty to think and be wretched.
In books too, as well as in music, she courted the misery which a contrast between the past and present was certain of giving.