Pledge your troth to these romantic (and snarky!) Jane Austen quotes #Ceremony Advice#books#ceremony#literature theme#quotes#readings#vow examples#writing vows April 7 2016 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos via BBC Related Post Bookish couples: 18 wedding readings from literature to tickle your amygdala Bookish couples: we know you and we love you. So we're sharing a whole new batch of killer wedding readings just for you. We've got... Read more Whether you're destined for the stoic Mr. Darcy or like me, lamented the passing of your favorite Col. Brandon (we miss you, Alan!), Jane Austen's characters forever changed many of our romantic sentiments for better or worse. It is a truth universally acknowledged, though, that Jane Austen quotes (from her books or inspired by her from the movies!) are always ripe for plucking for lovely and old-fashioned swoon-y sentiment (as well as LOTS of awesome snark!). Let's pick the most romantic, clever, and snarky Jane Austen quotes for when we are all fools in love. Jane Austen on love "We are all fools in love" – Pride and Prejudice "To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love." – Pride and Prejudice "The Very first moment I beheld him, my heart was irrevocably gone." – Love and Friendship "A man does not recover from such devotion of the heart to such a woman! He ought not; he does not." – Persuasion "Is not general incivility the very essence of love?" – Pride and Prejudice "To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment." – Persuasion "It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do." – Sense and Sensibility The Bard abides: Shakespeare wedding readings and quotes for the rest of us The Bard is the man. He's definitely said a fair few words about love. And other topics totally relevant to weddings. I decided to trawl Shakespeare's most famous works and… Read More "There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison." – Persuasion "Her heart did whisper that he had done it for her." – Pride and Prejudice "In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you." – Pride And Prejudice "Till this moment I never knew myself." – Pride and Prejudice "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." – Sense and Sensibility "You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope…I have loved none but you." – Persuasion "There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature." – Northanger Abbey "I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve." – Pride and Prejudice Vow-worthy Winnie the Pooh quotes that will hug your inner kid Be warned: this is one set of love quotes that will conjure ALL your inner kid feels... hardcore. I may have gotten misty just sourcing these bad boys. Put on… Read More "Oh, Lizzy! do anything rather than marry without affection." – Pride and Prejudice "There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time." – Jane Austen "If I have not spoken, it is because I am afraid I will awaken myself from this dream." – Emma "I am the happiest creature in the world. Perhaps other people have said so before, but not one with such justice. I am happier even than Jane; she only smiles, I laugh." – Pride and Prejudice "To you I shall say, as I have often said before, Do not be in a hurry, the right man will come at last." – Jane Austen, Jane Austen's Letters 6 tricks for personalizing your vows for maximum belly laughs and soggy hankies We already know lots of ways to write your wedding vows and to get over your vow writer's block, so we're going to focus on where to find inspiration to… Read More Cynical and funny Jane "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." – Pride and Prejudice "Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure." – Mansfield Park "Nobody minds having what is too good for them." – Mansfield Park "It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage." – Emma "Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then. It is something to think of." – Pride and Prejudice "The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!" – Sense and Sensibility "What are men to rocks and mountains?" – Pride and Prejudice "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of." – Mansfield Park (Just kidding!) RANDOM BONUS QUOTE! "It's been many years since I had such an exemplary vegetable." – Mr. Collins, Pride and Prejudice Breakfast, tiffs, and hand-holding: These guys show us how to own writing personal vows Ben and Joanna's Latin American fiesta wedding had some killer details like authentic Mexican fare, tap dancing, and a live jazz band. But their hand-written and super sweet vows stole… Read More What's your favorite Jane Austen quote? Will you be pilfering any for your ceremony? Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Executive Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Wear a loved one's handwriting with this wedding memorial ring NEXT ¡Felicitaciones! Crafting a bilingual wedding ceremony without repeating everything Show/Hide comments [ 8 ] Oh, Mr. Collins!! Best quote for use at the reception. Reply Once again, not a quote by Jane Austen, only from the 2005 Pride and Prejudice movie. Reply Great quotes! "we are all fools in love" is my favourite. http://www.biancapoppa.com Reply But that one is NOT by Jane Austen, it appears only in the 2005 Pride and Prejudice film. Reply So cute! Reply One of my personal favorites from Mansfield Park: "Let no one presume to give the feelings of a young woman on receiving the assurance of that affection of which she has scarcely allowed herself to entertain a hope." Reply Unfortunately, you have included at least 6 quotes, among those the very first and the last, which are NOT by Jane Austen, they come from adaptations of her works. Badly done! Reply Fair enough, I’ll add a note about that. Some fans of the movie may enjoy adding the movie quotes to their ceremony though, as inspired-by, so I won’t remove them. Appreciate the catch! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. 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