Mrs Jennings: Have you missed me, Pigeon?
Pigeon: Very much, ma'am.
Mrs Jennings: Yes, you always say that and I never believe you.

Edward Ferrars: I hope I find you all well.
Marianne: Thank you, Edward, we are all very well.
Margaret: We've been enjoying very fine weather.
[Marianne nudges her]
Margaret: Well, we have.
Edward Ferrars: I'm glad to hear it. The roads were very... dry.

Perhaps Margaret is right. Piracy is our only option.

Edward Ferrars

John and Fanny are in town. I think we shall be forced to see them.

Elinor Dashwood

there is a painful difference between the expectation of an unpleasant event and its final certainty.

Elinor Dashwood

Margaret: Do you think he'll kneel down when he asks her?
Marianne: Shh!
Margaret: They always kneel down.

Lucy: If I tell?
Fanny: I can assure you, I'm as silent as the grave.

Is love a fancy or a feeling... or a Ferrars?

Marianne

Colonel Brandon: She is wholly unspoilt.
Elinor Dashwood: Rather too unspoilt, in my view. The sooner she becomes acquainted with the ways of the world, the better.
Colonel Brandon: I knew a lady very like your sister - the same impulsive sweetness of temper - who was forced into, as you put it, a better acquaintance with the world. The result was only ruination and despair. Do not desire it, Miss Dashwood.

Marianne: Did you see him? He expressed himself well, did he not?
Mrs. Dashwood: With great decorum and honour.
Marianne: And spirit and wit and feeling!
Elinor: And economy, 10 words at most.

Elinor Dashwood: Would you have him treat her even worse than Willoughby has treated you?
Marianne: No. But nor would I have him marry someone he does not love.

Charlotte Palmer: Oh, if only this rain would stop!
Mr. Palmer: If only you would stop.

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Sense and Sensibility Quotes

Mrs. Dashwood: Why so grave? You disapprove her choice?
Marianne: By no means. Edward is very amiable.
Mrs. Dashwood: Amiable? But?
Marianne: There is something wanting. He's too sedate. His reading last night...
Mrs. Dashwood: Elinor has not your feelings. His reserve suits her.

I am the soul of discretion.

Fanny