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.
I came to Rosings with the single object of seeing you. I had to see you.
“ 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
He began to feel the danger of paying Elizabeth too much attention.
sometimes i wish i was ridiculously good looking so i could use the line ‘you’re tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me’
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)
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.