Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.
Quote by Jane Austen
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Jane Austen Quotes
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?
One half of the world can not understand the pleasures of the other.
Those who do not complain are never pitied.
Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right, is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong?
It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.
One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it unless it has all been suffering, nothing but suffering.
But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way.
Nothing amuses me more than the easy manner with which everybody settles the abundance of those who have a great deal less than themselves.
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
I think women want to take care of themselves, and I think having a voice in how that is done is very important.
I suppose I have a really loose interpretation of 'work,' because I think that just being alive is so much work at something you don't always want to do. The machinery is always going. Even when you sleep.
When, as we must often do, we fear science, we really fear ourselves.
How goodness heightens beauty!
I've been on so many movies. Generally, I haven't gotten to be on the ground level. As of two years ago, in 'Dear John,' I got to really be on the ground floor. I wasn't a producer. I felt like I put the work in, and I did have a lot of sway on what got fixed, reshoots, so on and so forth. It felt really good.
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
If you can make people understand why freedom is so important through the arts, that would be a big help.
There is a fundamental situation in which the country has reached rock bottom, that a mother can't send her children out of the house in the morning. The country has reached rock bottom and this needs to be changed.
If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG.
Jerusalem is a time bomb that I fear is just waiting to go off.