Mary Russell Mitford Quotes

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Mary Russell Mitford Quotes

I have still the best comforts of life - books and friendships - and I trust never to lose my relish for either.
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I foresee that the Andersen and Fairy Tale fashion will not last; none of these things away from general nature do.

— Mary Russell Mitford

Friendship is the bread of the heart.

— Mary Russell Mitford

She was the prettiest, silliest, most affected, husband-hunting butterfly ever.

— Mary Russell Mitford

Trees and children are, of all living things, those whose growth soonest makes one feel one's age ...

— Mary Russell Mitford

Buonaparte is certainly writing, or rather dictating, his memoirs. He walks backwards and forwards with his hands behind him, and dictates so fast that two or three of his suite are obliged to be in attendance, that the one may take down one-half of a sentence, and another the rest; they then literally compare notes, and put the disjointed legs and wings and heads of periods together. This is writing a book as he fought a battle.

— Mary Russell Mitford

Well, great authors are great people - but I believe that they are best seen at a distance.

— Mary Russell Mitford

I have discovered that our great favorite, Miss Austen, is my countrywoman ... with whom mamma before her marriage was acquainted. Mamma says that she was then the prettiest, silliest, most affected, husband-hunting butterfly she ever remembers ...

— Mary Russell Mitford

They know little of the passions who seek to argue with that most intractable of them all, the fear that is born of love.

— Mary Russell Mitford

There is no running away from a great grief.

— Mary Russell Mitford

To think of playing cricket for hard cash! Money and gentility would ruin any pastime under the sun.

— Mary Russell Mitford

Autumn glows upon us like a splendid evening; it is the very sunset of the year ...

— Mary Russell Mitford

Our English people are much addicted to raising idols, and then revenging themselves on their own idolatry by knocking down and demolishing the poor bits of wood and stone that they had worshipped as gods. How many literary reputations have been so treated!

— Mary Russell Mitford

I do not think very highly of Madame D'Arblay's books. The style is so strutting. She does so stalk about on Dr. Johnson's old stilts.

— Mary Russell Mitford

I prepare myself for all disappointments by expecting nothing ...

— Mary Russell Mitford

Fashion is a capricious deity ...

— Mary Russell Mitford

I detest so much ... those persons, who insist upon telling you everything - who labor every point, as the lawyers say, as if they thought all excellence consisted in length ...

— Mary Russell Mitford

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