I should title this post: "Why I love Emma Woodhouse" and of course, by extension, Jane Austen. I love Emma, and this quote really sums it all up. It's taken from Chapter 54, when Emma and Knightley are arguing over Harriet Smith's rejection of Robert Martin. Knightely says to Emma, "What do you deserve?" and she replies:
"Oh! I always deserve the best treatment, because I never put up with any other..."
Isn't she marvellous? I know this is short - but that's all I really want to say! Jane always puts a smile on my face. Now I think I'll go back to reading Emma ... and I've almost decided that it should be my first book for the New Year (I always make a big deal of that, but I rarely remember year-to-year which book opened the year - silly really).
Have a great week, and may Jane brighten it for you!Pic: Kate Beckinsale as Emma from: Strangegirl