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If I could but know his heart, everything would become easy.
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?
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.
Eleanor went to her room "where she was free to think and be wretched.
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
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!
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.
One must not expect every thing.
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.
...the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety.
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.
She felt the loss of Willoughby's character yet more heavily than she had felt the loss of his heart.
…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.
He then departed, to make himself still more interesting, in the midst of an heavy rain.
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.
In such moments of precious, invaluable misery, she rejoiced in tears of agony...
She was stronger alone…
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.
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.
Elinor agreed to it all, for she did not think he deserved the compliment of rational opposition.
To wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect.
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.
If a book is well written, I always find it too short.
…told herself likewise not to hope. But it was too late. Hope had already entered…
I can feel no sentiment of approbation inferior to love.
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.