Lit Quote // Know your flaws

To continue in the theme of Pride and Prejudice, I have a lit quote today from that book, the greatest of all books, that distinguishes between pride and vanity. The quote is spoken by Lizzy’s little sister Mary, the pedant who thinks she knows everything and is better than everyone, making this quote kinda ironic.

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It’s ironic because Mary is verrrryyy proud, and Lizzy is both proud and vain! I love Pride and Prejudice for a very many reasons, but one of them is because the two main characters are proud and flawed, and each has to come to terms with their own pride/vanity/what-have-you before they can get together. Title makes sense now, don’t it? 😉

It also reminds me that even though Elizabeth Bennet is one of the best characters in literature ever, she’s still so far from perfect. There’s a lot to learn from a character like that.


Fashion: A Bookish Look

A bookish look in honor of Jane Austen and her scathing character portrayals. Lizzy Bennet is one of my favorite characters in all of fiction, as she should be to any book lover and admirer of strong women who are also intelligent, flawed, and emotional. Austen knew what she was doing when she wrote characters like Lizzy, Emma, and Catherine, among others, who are smart, arrogant, funny, proud, naive, and dynamic. Austen consistently makes me laugh out loud. And I dearly love a laugh.

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Pride and Prejudice shirt and lace collar from Etsy, shoes DIY, skirt from Forever 21

“I am only resolved to act in that manner, which will, in my own opinion, constitute my happiness, without reference to you, or to any person so wholly unconnected with me.” – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice