I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.

Jane Austen (via thatlitsite)

[A line as spoken by Caroline Bingley, a gold-digging poser, who actually doesn’t seem to enjoy reading and picks up a book soley to try and impress the guy she has her eye on, only to throw it aside shortly thereafter when he fails to take the bait, and appreciates an ‘excellent library’ only in its capacity as a symbol of extensive and ‘old’ wealth and position in society, compared to her own family’s nouveau-riche status, which she would apparently rather ignore or hide as a stepping-stone to higher rank.]

(via theproblematicpetticoat)

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