- Mary Bennet: The glories of nature. What are men compared to rocks and mountains?
- Elizabeth Bennet: Believe me, men are either eaten up with arrogance or stupidity. If they are amiable, they are so easily led they have no minds of their own whatsoever.
- Mrs. Gardiner: Take care, my love. That savors strongly of bitterness.
- Mr. Darcy: Do you talk, as a rule, while dancing?
- Elizabeth Bennet: No, I prefer to be unsociable and taciturn. Makes it all so much more enjoyable, don't you think?
“I have heard women complain about men holding doors for them, as if it is inherently offensive and implies that they are weak… I would hold a door for anyone… It has to do with noticing our fellow human beings and saying, ‘I recognize that you’re on this planet, and I don’t want a door hitting you in the face.’” —Tim Gunn, Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons for Making It Work (via talkingsmall)
“I think your chances are at least as good as whatever the current rate of success is. I am sure they are tough odds, but I believe your effort puts you well past the automatic discard pile. Good luck!” —A department chair at my university on a professor’s NEH fellowship application.