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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Emma Thompson+ Kate Winslet's Additions to the Austen Quip-i-verse

So the previous post got me thinking...
What are your favorite non-Austen lines from the 1995 Sense and Sensibility? Is it me or do the most quotable ones come from Winslet's Marianne? Also, again, correct me if any are more Jane than Emma. And let me know if I've missed any!

"There is some blue sky! Let us chase it!"

"Is love a fancy or a feeling? Or a Ferrars?"

"Willoughby! Will you not shake hands?" (Ok this is in the original text)

"What care I for colds when there is such a man?"

"Esteem him? Like him? Use those insipid words again and I shall leave the room this instant. "

"How did you find the silver? Was it all genuine? " [to Fanny. Oh shyte!]

"Is there any felicity in the world superior to this?"

"Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds. Or bends with the remover to remove. Oh no! It is an ever fixed mark that looks on tempests and is never shaken. Willoughby. Willoughby. Willoughby." [modifying the Bard to suit the occasion]

"HE DID! (sob) HE DID." [yes, he did]... "but not enough. but not enough."

"I compare [my behavior] to what it ought to have been. I compare it to yours."


  1. More Marianne goodness:
    "I supposed I have erred against decorum. I should have been dull and spiritless and talked only of the weather..."

    Then there's Willoughby:
    "It is strange you should be reading them-for, look, I carry them with me always."
    The man is slick.

  2. oh those are good. how about "frailty, thy name is brandon"?