Miss Bingley: I believe I can guess your thoughts at this moment.

Mr. Darcy: I should imagine not.

Miss Bingley: You are thinking how insupportable it would be to spend many evenings in such tedious company.

Mr. Darcy: No, indeed, my mind was more agreeably engaged. I've been meditating on the very great pleasure which a pair of fine eyes in the face of a pretty woman can bestow.

Miss Bingley: And may one dare ask whose the eyes that inspire these reflections?

Mr. Darcy: Miss Elizabeth Bennet's.

Miss Bingley: Miss Elizabeth Bennet. I am all astonishment.

Elizabeth Bennet: The more I see of the world, the less inclined I am to think well of it.

Mr. Bennet: Til you or your sister Jane return, I shall not hear two words of sense spoken together.

Elizabeth Bennet: Perhaps I didn't always love him as well as I do now, but in such cases as these a good memory is unpardonable.

Mr. Darcy: Dearest, loveliest Elizabeth!

Mr. Bennet: For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?

Lady Catherine de Bourgh: I am most seriously displeased.

[They are discussing the fact that Wickham has, in essence, extorted from them a fortune for the misery he is likely to face in marrying Lydia]

Mr. Bennet: I should have taken better care of you all.


Mr. Bennet: The satisfaction of prevailing upon one of the most worthless young men in Britain might then have rested in its proper place. As it is, the thing is done - with extraordinarily little inconvenience to myself. When you take into account what I shall save on Lydia's board and pocket allowance, I am scarcely ten pounds a year worse off.

[Elizabeth gives him a look that says she recognizes the irony of his self-congratulation. He looks down]

Mr. Bennet: I am heartily ashamed of myself, Lizzy. But don't despair, it'll pass; and no doubt more quickly than it should.

Kitty Bennet: I thought Mary sang very ill.

Elizabeth Bennet: Yes, poor Mary. But she is determined to do it.

Mrs. Bennet: You don't know what I suffer.

Mary Bennet: It behooves us all, to take very careful thought before pronouncing an adverse judgment on any of our fellow men.

Elizabeth Bennet: How is half such a sum to be repaid?