Jane Austen quote about speed from Pride and Prejudice - The power of doing anything with quickness is always prized much by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance.
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The power of doing anything with quickness is always prized much by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance.
 Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (28 January 1813). copy citation

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Author Jane Austen
Source Pride and Prejudice
Topic speed quality
Date 28 January 1813
Language English
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Context

“"The indirect boast; for you are really proud of your defects in writing, because you consider them as proceeding from a rapidity of thought and carelessness of execution, which, if not estimable, you think at least highly interesting. The power of doing anything with quickness is always prized much by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance. When you told Mrs. Bennet this morning that if you ever resolved upon quitting Netherfield you should be gone in five minutes, you meant it to be a sort of panegyric, of compliment to yourself—and yet what is there so very laudable in a precipitance which must leave very necessary business undone, and can be of no real advantage to yourself or anyone else?"” source

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