actual grumpy cat mr. darcy


He began to feel the danger of paying Elizabeth too much attention.

But why Mr. Darcy came so often to the Parsonage, it was more difficult to understand. It could not be for society, as he frequently sat there ten minutes together without opening his lips; and when he did speak, it seemed the effect of necessity rather than of choice – a sacrifice to propriety, not a pleasure to himself.
—  Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Do not you feel a great inclination, Miss Bennet, to seize such an opportunity of dancing a reel?
—  Fitzwilliam “Every Savage Can Dance” Darcy

so i was rereading a few parts of pride and prejudice for gif making purposes and because i love the book lbr but when i came across this quote:

 'He began to wish to know more of her, and as a step towards conversing with her himself, attended to her conversation with others.’

all i could think about was: