Jane Austen was an English author best known for her six main novels, which interpret, critique, and comment on the British landed aristocracy around the turn of the nineteenth century.

She became a successful published author after the publication of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1816).

We have picked some of the top quotes from Jane Austen for you.


Best Jane Austen Quotes

1. “Without music, life would be a blank to me.” ~ (Jane Austen).

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2. “I was quiet but I was not blind.” ~ (Jane Austen).

3. “It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.” ~ (Jane Austen).

4. “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading. How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book.” ~ (Jane Austen).

5. “We are all fools in love.” ~ (Jane Austen).

6. “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has no pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” ~ (Jane Austen).

7. “Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.” ~ (Jane Austen).

8. “What are men to rocks and mountains?” ~ (Jane Austen).

9. “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.” ~ (Jane Austen).

10. “And sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in.” ~ (Jane Austen).

11. “In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” ~ (Jane Austen).

12. “Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another.” ~ (Jane Austen).

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13. “Angry people are not always wise.” ~ (Jane Austen).

14. “I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.” ~ (Jane Austen).

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15. “A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” ~ (Jane Austen).

16. “Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.” ~ (Jane Austen).

17. “If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.” ~ (Jane Austen).

18. “Run mad as often as you choose, but do not faint!” ~ (Jane Austen).

19. “Self-knowledge is the first step to maturity.” ~ (Jane Austen).

20. “I will be calm. I will be mistress of myself.” ~ (Jane Austen).

21. “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope…I have loved none but you.” ~ (Jane Austen).

22. “It’s such a happiness when good people get together.” ~ (Jane Austen).

Top Jane Austen Quotes

23. “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” ~ (Jane Austen).

24. “The less said the better.” ~ (Jane Austen).

25. “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” ~ (Jane Austen).

26. “My good opinion once lost is lost forever.” ~ (Jane Austen).

27. “Time will explain.” ~ (Jane Austen).

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28. “Our scars make us know that our past was for real.” ~ (Jane Austen).

29. “Obstinate, headstrong girl!” ~ (Jane Austen).

30. “When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable If I have not an excellent library.” ~ (Jane Austen).

31. “There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.” ~ (Jane Austen).

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32. “I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.” ~ (Jane Austen).

33. “I will only add, God bless you.” ~ (Jane Austen).

34. “The distance is nothing when one has a motive.” ~ (Jane Austen).

35. “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!” ~ (Jane Austen).

36. “Sometimes the last person on earth you want to be with is the one person you can’t be without.” ~ (Jane Austen).

37. “I am not at all in a humor for writing; I must write on till I am.” ~ (Jane Austen).

38. “I want nothing but death.” ~ (Jane Austen).

39. “I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way.” ~ (Jane Austen).

40. “I walk: I prefer walking.” ~ (Jane Austen).

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41. “If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.” ~ (Jane Austen).

42. “My heart is, and always will be, yours.” ~ (Jane Austen).

43. “The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and everyday confirms my belief of the inconsistencies of all human.” ~ (Jane Austen).

Short Jane Austen Quotes

44. “Almost anything is possible with time.” ~ (Jane Austen).

45. “Look into your own heart because who looks outside, dreams, but who looks inside awakes.” ~ (Jane Austen).

46. “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” ~ (Jane Austen).

47. “We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.” ~ (Jane Austen).

48. “I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.” ~ (Jane Austen).

49. “Too many cooks spoil the broth.” ~ (Jane Austen).

50. “When I fall in love, it will be forever.” ~ (Jane Austen).


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