no prejudices

what are your favourite/best lines from pride and prejudice, the novel not the film, aside from:

  • It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife
  • what are men to mountain and rocks
  • I could easily forgive his pride if he had not mortified mine
  • You expect me to account for opinions which you choose to call mine, but which I have never acknowledged.
2

Miss Elizabeth. I have struggled in vain and I can bear it no longer. These past months have been a torment. I came to Rosings with the single object of seeing you… I had to see you. I have fought against my better judgment, my family’s expectations, the inferiority of your birth by rank and circumstance. All these things I am willing to put aside and ask you to end my agony.

4

You must know, surely you must know, it was all for you. You are too generous to trifle with me. I believe you spoke with my aunt last night, and it has taught me to hope as I’d scarcely allowed myself before. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes have not changed, but one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I would have to tell you…