This quote is specifically dedicated to my Canuck bestie, Kat. In a few words, our friendship could be described as a sarcastic sisterhood. Though we are separated by many miles, whenever we are able to visit, it’s as if no time has passed. We pick up where we left off. All seems so natural. No, we are not biological sisters, but sometimes, a friendship can be a thicker bond than blood. We also have that sort of relationship where you can’t get away with one word without being teased! Yes, our relationship thrives on sarcasm! Without it, I think both of our souls would dry up and waste away. So, in accordance with our silly conversation we had a few nights ago, I dedicate this quote to her. (it’s from her favorite book…said sarcastically)

” 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 by Jane Austen

 I love this quote purely for the humor of it! Like my best friend and I, it entirely consists of sarcasm.

 I think that’s why I’m drawn to Pride and Prejudice so much. I love the colorful characters *cough* Mr.& Mrs. Bennet *cough*, but why do I love them? It’s because each one represents the humor in us all. We are all silly in our own crazy way, and Pride and Prejudice helps us realize that. It gives us a chance to laugh at ourselves. Even the more serious types like Mr. Darcy have a humorous side to them. He might not intend to be funny, but he still enriches the story by his quirks.We giggle at his romantic awkwardness, but who here isn’t romantically challenged in some way? We laugh or groan at Mr. Collins, but who here hasn’t acted just as stupidly at least once in our life?

 If you are also a fan of this book, what do you love about it?


4 thoughts on “A Quote Purely For The Humor Of It

  1. I’ve always admired Austen’s ability to write with critical wit. The quote you chose to highlight is a perfect example! Her humor relies heavily on context and backstory; she is able to take societal norms, the ones found in her stories, and flip them around with sparkling humor. The characters and plots she weaves, with their flaws and twists, are wonderfully written societal critiques, if you’re into that sort of thing.


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