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but i am slow thinking and full of interior rules that act as brakes on my desires
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Bingley was the principal spokesman, and Miss Bennet the principal object. He was then, he said, on his way to Longbourn on purpose to inquire after her. Mr. Darcy corroborated it with a bow, and was beginning to determine not to fix his eyes on Elizabeth, when they were suddenly arrested by the sight of the stranger, and Elizabeth happening to see the countenance of both as they looked at each other, was all astonishment at the effect of the meeting. Both changed colour, one looked white, the other red. Mr. Wickham, after a few moments, touched his hat—a salutation which Mr. Darcy just deigned to return. What could be the meaning of it?—It was impossible to imagine; it was impossible not to long to know.

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To Jane, he could be only a man whose proposals she had refused, and whose merit she had undervalued; but to her own more extensive information, he was the person, to whom the whole family were indebted for the first of benefits, and whom she regarded herself with an interest, if not quite so tender, at least as reasonable and just, as what Jane felt for Bingley.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
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carolinebingleys:

THE JANE AUSTEN CHALLENGE | Favorite Austen man? [1/3]

"… but his friend Mr. Darcy soon drew the attention of the room by his fine, tall person, handsome features, noble mien; and the report which was in general circulation within five minutes after his entrance, of his having ten thousand a year. The gentlemen pronounced him to be a fine figure of a man, the ladies declared he was much handsomer than Mr. Bingley, and he was looked at with great admiration for about half the evening, till his manners gave a disgust which turned the tide of his popularity; for he was discovered to be proud, to be above his company, and above being pleased; and not all his large estate in Derbyshire could then save him from having a most forbidding, disagreeable countenance, and being unworthy to be compared with his friend."

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sometimes i wish i was ridiculously good looking so i could use the line ‘you’re tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me’

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When they almost kissed was something that we actually talked about in the screen test that we did with Matthew. Basically. Lizzie and Darcy really, really fancy each other. (Joe Wright - Director’s commentary)

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To somebody like Darcy it would have been a big deal for him to get over this difference in their status, and to be able to say to Lizzie that he loved her. We would think it was incredibly snobbish and elitist, but it wasn’t for him. It would have been a big admission, and he would have found it very vulgar. - Matthew Macfadyen

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thatwetshirt’s Pride & Prejudice commentary series:

And here we have Caroline gabbing on about Lady Bathurst’s dining room and all ouuuuh she’s souuuuuuu unpatriotic don’t you think oh why oh why am i so cultured and beautiful and snooty and unpeasanty look at my clean red dress and whaay you all 6 inches deep in mud Elizabeth Bennet you uncultured swine while Darcy calmly reads his news pretending he can’t hear Caroline.

thatwetshirt’s Pride & Prejudice commentary series:

And here we have Caroline gabbing on about Lady Bathurst’s dining room and all ouuuuh she’s souuuuuuu unpatriotic don’t you think oh why oh why am i so cultured and beautiful and snooty and unpeasanty look at my clean red dress and whaay you all 6 inches deep in mud Elizabeth Bennet you uncultured swine while Darcy calmly reads his news pretending he can’t hear Caroline.

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"Does that young lady know Mr. Darcy?"
Elizabeth coloured, and said - “A little.”
"And do not you think him a very handsome gentleman, Ma’am?"
Yes, very handsome.”

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