Surprisingly Sassy Jane Austen Quotes

Surprisingly Sassy Jane Austen Quotes

In celebration of my latest limited edition mug - here's a list of some hilariously brutal quotes from the lady herself!

Austen certainly didn't pull any punches, even though it was all wrapped up in flowery prose!


“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.” 

- Pride and Prejudice

So basically... everyone sucks but I tolerate a select few people.



The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid

- Northanger Abbey

At least she doesn't discriminate based on gender... just hobbies.


It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study?

- Pride and Prejudice



Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings

- Mansfield Park

In our defense, they didn't have facebook in Austen's day, which is pretty much the definition of "busy nothings" today.


How quickly come the reasons for approving what we like!

- Persuasion



Is not general incivility the very essence of love?

- Pride and Prejudice

Clearly written by someone who had never seen a Disney movie!


People always live forever when there is an annuity to be paid to them.

- Sense and Sensibility


If you're a fan of the classics, make sure you check out my latest limited edition mug here! But be quick... it's available for this month only!

Jane Austen Funny Mug 


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