Thursday, February 08, 2007

... Fanny & Edmond or is it Jane?

Today while I was working, I had one of my favorite Jane Austin movies on and playing in the background-- Mansfield Park.

One of the things I like about Austin's writing is that she is so quoteable. I keep a book of noteable quotes and it seems it's half filled with words credited to the classic writer.

Two favorites from this movie....

Fanny Price: "And life seems nothing more than a quick succession of busy nothings." This one comes to mind so often. Do you ever feel like this? I certainly do...

and, sigh, Edmond Bertram "Surely you and I are beyond speaking when words are clearly not enough." Sends my heart a thumpin' every single time I hear it.

4 comments:

Ashleigh said...

Oh, I've never seen that one. I'll have to watch it!

Ashleigh said...

Hey Michelle, just wanted to let you know I tagged you.

Zoanna said...

Great quotes. I got curious to see if you had done the tag yet. I created it and am curious to read snippets of fellow bloggers' pasts in a fun way.

Danielle said...

I play that same soundtrack all the time at work! I love it! Great quotes.