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.