Jane Austen quote about love from Emma - Were I to fall in love, indeed, it would be a different thing! but I never have been in love; it is not my way, or my nature; and I do not think I ever shall.
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Were I to fall in love, indeed, it would be a different thing! but I never have been in love; it is not my way, or my nature; and I do not think I ever shall.
 Jane Austen, Emma (1815). copy citation

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Author Jane Austen
Source Emma
Topic love temper
Date 1815
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/158/158-h/158-h.htm

Context

“I cannot really change for the better. If I were to marry, I must expect to repent it.»
«Dear me!—it is so odd to hear a woman talk so!» —
«I have none of the usual inducements of women to marry. Were I to fall in love, indeed, it would be a different thing! but I never have been in love; it is not my way, or my nature; and I do not think I ever shall. And, without love, I am sure I should be a fool to change such a situation as mine. Fortune I do not want; employment I do not want; consequence I do not want: I believe few married women are half as much mistress of their husband's house as I am of Hartfield; and never, never could I expect to be so truly beloved and important; so always first and always right in any man's eyes as I am in my father's.»” source

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