Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Top Ten Tuesday Jane Austen Hidden Gems

The Broke and the Bookish host a weekly meme called Top Ten Tuesday.
Each week they nominate a topic to encourage those of us who love a good list to get all listy.
This week it's all about Jane Austen...


It would be easy to list my top ten favourite Austen quotes, but this week on TTT, it's all about hidden gems. 
So I've trawled through my memory and google quotes to find the lesser known Austen quotes that reveal hidden depths and show off her sparkling wit.

My Top Ten Hidden Gems from Jane Austen

1.


Persuasion

2.


Letter to Cassandra

3.


Sense and Sensibility

4.


Mansfield Park

5.


Pride and Prejudice

6.


Lady Susan

7.


Letter to Cassandra

8.


Mansfield Park

9.


Northanger Abbey

10.


Emma

Which one is your favourite Jane Austen quote?

16 comments:

  1. Brona, I cannot decide. I love them all. There is a bit of sarcasm in some, and truth and logic is others. Number 3, 4, 8, and 10 are very lovely, so I guess those are my favs; but I got a good laugh w/ #2 b/c you know, some days, if I can just accomplish that much, I have succeeded.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think JA must have been very funny in real life. The two from her letters to Casssndra still make me chuckle every time I read them!

      But the Emma quote is my favourite πŸ’œ

      Delete
  2. These are great! I especially like the second one. And this is a great angle for this weeks topic, I haven't seen anyone else do something like it.
    My TTT this week.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Louise you helped to validate my desire to be unique and different today 😊 (says Brona attempting her own JA witticism!)

      Delete
  3. Anonymous30/8/17

    Love list of quotes, Brona! There are so many great quotes from her books, it's hard to choose a favourite; every time I re-read one of her works, I find myself discovering a new quote that I love or that resonates with me. And she can be so funny too (the quote about her hat to Cassandra had me cracking me up for some reason) :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's why I love rereading JA too. I find something new to love each time, without fail.

      Delete
  4. What exceptionally good quotes (not the usual ones, by any means) and the graphics are superb. If you make these into notecards, I would buy them!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I've never read Austen but I have sense and Sensibility on the shelf, and loved the 1995 movie. Have wanted to read it ever since.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love your take on the tag this week! That last quote from Emma is my absolute favorite of the bunch. I have Emma on my shelf but haven't picked it up yet, but that quote is definitely good motivation!

    Girl About Library
    http://girlaboutlibrary.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My job is done πŸ˜‡
      Emma gets better every time I read it, but she's not always easy to like first go round.

      Delete
  7. Anonymous30/8/17

    Wonderful, wonderful post! I simply cannot decide which ones I like the best! Though #2.#3 and #9 are perhaps a bit closer to my heart! But all of them brilliant in that gentle, mocking "Austenish" way! Thank you for an awesome post...first thing I saw in the morning and it set me up for the day!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It makes my day to know that I've helped start someone's else's day off so well too πŸ˜‡

      Delete
  8. “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope...I have loved none but you.”
    ― Jane Austen, Persuasion

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I adore this quote tooπŸ’œbut it didn't fit the 'hidden gem' criteria as so many of us have the very good taste to appreciate it 😊

      Delete
  9. Hi! I love this! I was going to add which one I liked best, but I kept saying, "That one's great, too"!! Love the graphics also :)
    My TTT
    Leslie

    ReplyDelete
  10. One of my favorite bits in P&P is at Rosings when they are discussing music, and Lady Catherine demands, " I must have my share in the conversation, if you are speaking of music. There are few people in England, I suppose, who have more true enjoyment of music than myself, or a better natural taste. If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient."

    Her ego is just breathtaking. I love it and am always looking to use the line, "if I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient." I doubt that anyone would ever get the reference.

    ReplyDelete

I love hearing from you but I understand that blogger can be a frustrating experience for many.

Make sure you're logged into your account before writing your comment, otherwise blogger will eat it. I have occasionally found lost comments by hitting the back arrow button. All anonymous comments will be deleted.

If all else fails, you can contact me on my fb page or twitter.

Thanks to another increase in spam comments I have now added word verification on ALL posts.