Today marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
I honor it with my two favorite quotes, both spoken by Lizzie:
“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.”
“But people themselves alter so much, that there is something new to be observed in them forever.”
And the first proposal scene from the BBC version (Colin Firth on a Monday morning; you’re welcome):
And last, the soundtrack from the 2005 Joe Wright version via Spotify, composed by Dario Marianelli and performed by Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
Happy Birthday, Pride and Prejudice!