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As mais belas passagens de dois dos meus livros prediletos:

Persuasion - Jane Austen
"But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way."

"Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings."

"My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company."

"Oh! do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch."

"There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart."

"Where youth and diffidence are united, it requires uncommon steadiness of reason to resist the attraction of being called the most charming girl in the world."

Her eyes devoured the following words: "I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own, than when you almost broke it eight years ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. For you alone I think and plan. - Have you not seen this? Can you fail to have understood my wishes? - I had not waited these ten days, could I have read your feelings, as I think you must have penetrated mine. I can hardly write. I am every instant hearing something which overpowers me. You sink your voice, but I can distinguish the tones of that voice, when they would be lost on others. - Too good, too excelent creature! You do us justice indeed. You do believe that there is true attachment and constancy among men. Believe it to be most fervent, most undeviating in.
F.W."
Every moment rather brought fresh agitation. It was an overpowering happiness.

"At least Anne was at home again, and happier than any one in that house could have conceived. All the surprise and suspence, every other painful part of the morning dissipated by this conversation, she re-entered the house so happy as to be obliged to find an alloy in some momentary apprehensions of its being impossible to last. An interval of meditation, serious and grateful, was the best corrective of every thing dangerous high-wrought felicity; and she went to her room, and grew steadfast and fearless in the thankfulness of her enjoyment"

"Who can be in doubt of what followed? When any two young people take it into their heads to marry, they are pretty sure by perseverance to carry their point, be they ever so poor, or ever so imprudent, or ever so little likely to be necessary to each other's ultimate comfort. This may be bad morality to conclude with, but I believe it to be truth; and if such parties succeed, how should Captain Wentworth and an Anne Elliot, with the advantage of maturity of mind, consciousness of right, and one independent fortune between them, fail of bearing down every opposition?"

"Anne was in the warmth of her heart. Anne was tenderness itself, and she had the full worth of it in Captain Wentworth's affection."


Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë
"Come, Miss Jane, don't cry," said Bessie, as it ended. She might as well have said to the fire, "Don't burn!"

"Besides, Jane... If all the world hated you and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved of you, you could still hold up your head."

"It was now the sweetest hour of the twenty-four. Sunset was at meeting with moonrise."

"And your will shall decide your fate," he said, "I offer you my hand, my heart, and a share of all my possessions." I was silent: I thought he mocked me.
"Do you doubt me, Jane?" "Entirely." :P

"Just one word, Jane. Were there only ladies in the house where you have been?" I laughed and went away. Here I saw the means of rousing him out of his gloomy thoughts.

"You have spoken of him often: Do you like him?"
"He is a very good man, sir; I could not help liking him."
"A good man. Does that mean a respectable man of fifty?"
"St. John is only twnty-nice, sir."
"Is he a short person, dull and plain?"
"He is a handsome man: tall, fair, with blue eyes."
"But his brain? It is probably rather soft?"
"He talks little, sir, but what he says is always worth listening to. He is a truly intelligent man."
Jealousy had got hold of him, but the sting was bringing him back to life.

"You wish to be friends, Jane?"
"Yes, sir."
"Ah, Jane, but I want a wife."
"Do you, sir?"
"Yes: is it news to you?"
"Choose then, sir - her who loves you best."
"I will at least choose - her whom I love best. Jane, will you marry me?"
"Yes, sir."


Tudo lindo, lindo, lindo por demais. As passagens falam por si, para mim. Mas quem sabe posteriormente eu escreva análises em minha perspectiva sobre os livros. ;)