The other quotes so far have been from Jane's novels but I thought that I would remind everyone of a brilliant quote from one of Jane's letters to her beloved sister Cassandra. All of my contributions so far to this weekly feature have been very short quotes; I think that one of the wonderful attributes of Jane was how she could say so much with only a few words. Her strength of character and enormous bravery and independence as a woman is really demonstrated.
Anyway my quote, taken from her letter written on 24 December 1798:
"I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them."
I love these words and never bore of hearing them; they make me laugh every time. I really respect her character and wit.
I would love to hear any comments......
Pic: JA's watercolour painting done by Cassandra, c1810