Thursday Quotables: Sage Advice

Thursday Quotables is a Thursday feature hosted by Lisa of Bookshelf Fantasies in which we share a quote that captured our attention during our reading over the past week, whether it was something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just beautifully written.

I just wrapped up Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen a few days ago, and this quote struck me as beautifully insightful while I was on my last pages:

“Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.”

I completely agree with Elizabeth Bennet on that point. Why should you wish to recall the past when it might bring you pain? You only have so much time in this life; why dwell on suffering? I’d rather spend my time remembering happy circumstances than uncomfortable ones.

Which quotes stood out to you this week?

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2 thoughts on “Thursday Quotables: Sage Advice

  1. Great choice! I’ve been on an Austen kick lately, and one thing I love is how she delivers little meaningful lines like this that work as part of the plot and also give you something to think about.

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