Sense and Sensibility

569 – “It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;— it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.”

–Marianne Dashwood in Jane Austen’s novel Sense and Sensibility


557 -“It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.”

–Andrew Davies [Often misattributed to Jane Austen, see Source Notes]