As many of those who know me are aware of, I constantly find myself quoting Jane Austen in everyday conversations. Dragging quotes of her into any situation where I think they fit in. Both from the books and the films, and indeed often from other period dramas too. One of the ones I most frequently make use of is Captain Wentworth’s line “I neither know nor care” which you can find in the 1995 film version. It is a very useful quote, and I use it all the time when I really don’t know or care about something! My mom told me today that she had been on the phone taking to a couple of friends, and as they were discussing something about doing things that you don’t like (I think it was), she used that quote! I must say it feels sort of like a victory for me; I’ve been persistent enough in getting my family interested in the Jane Austen world that even my mom (who hasn’t actually read a Jane Austen book yet! Horror of horrors! But I haven’t given up hope that she will one day.) is starting to quote her and her characters! 😉
I am sure it gets a little annoying for other people at times… My Austen addiction that is. When talking to my sister and my friends I often end up comparing people we are discussing to Jane Austen characters. Their personalities and their actions. For example; “he sounds very much like a Henry Crawford” or “this person has more Tilney qualities than Darcy qualities” or “this is the kind of situation Catherine Morland finds herself in”…!
I can say this here, without worrying, because I know that if you read my blog you are at least a little bit interested in Jane Austen, so you probably won’t find me too strange! ;P