“Sense and Sensibility” quotes(1995)
Plot – During the early years of the 19th century, Henry Dashwood dies, leaving his property to the son of his first marriage, John. He makes him promise to take care of his second wife and his three daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret. Fanny Ferrars, John's wife, doesn’t like the good relationship between his brother Edward and the three Dashwood sisters, especially Elinor, who sympathizes with the young man. His cousin, Sir John Middleton, invites the relatives to Burton Cottage, near London. Elinor looks after the house and waits in vain for Edward’s promised visit; Marianne lives a passionate romance with the brilliant neighbor John Willoughby. However, Willoughby suddenly goes to London, leaving Marianne alone. The mother-in-law of Sir Middleton, the tabby Jennings, takes the three Dashwood sisters to London. Lucy Steele, a friend of her daughter, joins them and tells Elinor to be secretly engaged to Edward.
All actors – James Fleet, Tom Wilkinson, Harriet Walter, Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, Gemma Jones, Hugh Grant, Emilie François, Elizabeth Spriggs, Robert Hardy, Ian Brimble, Isabelle Amyes, Alan Rickman, Greg Wise, Alexander John, Imelda Staunton, Imogen Stubbs, Hugh Laurie, Allan Mitchell, Josephine Gradwell, Richard Lumsden, Lone Vidahl, Oliver Ford Davies, Eleanor McCready, Lindsay Doranshow all
“Sense and Sensibility” Quotes 28 quotes
- Marianne: At least she can escape Fanny, which is more than any of us is able.
- Elinor Dashwood: You do your best. You've not said a word to her for a week.
- Marianne: I have. I've said "yes" and "no".
“- Margaret: It's going to rain.
- Marianne: It is not going to rain.
- Margaret: You always say that and then it always does.”
“- Colonel Brandon: What can I do?
- Elinor Dashwood: Colonel, you have done so much already...
- Colonel Brandon: Give me an occupation, Miss Dashwood, or I shall run mad.”
“- Elinor Dashwood: The sooner she becomes acquainted with the ways of the world, the better.
- Colonel Brandon: I knew a lady very like your sister - the same impulsive sweetness of temper - who was forced into, as you put it, a better acquaintance with the world. The result was only ruination and despair. Do not desire it, Miss Dashwood.”
“- Elinor Dashwood: Did he tell you that he loved you?
- Marianne: Yes. No. Never absolutely. It was everyday implied but never declared.”
“- Elinor Dashwood: Marianne, you must change. You will catch a cold.
- Marianne: What care I for colds when there is such a man.
- Elinor Dashwood: You will care very much when your nose swells up.
- Marianne: You are right. Help me, Elinor.”
“- Margaret: Have you really been to the East Indies, Colonel?
- Colonel Brandon: I have.
- Margaret: What's it like?
- Sir John Middleton: Like? Hot.
- Colonel Brandon: The air is full of spices.”
“- John Willoughby: Are you hurt?
- Marianne: Only my ankle.
- John Willoughby: May I have your permission to ascertain if there are any breaks?”
“- Elinor Dashwood: Margaret has always wanted to travel.
- Edward Ferrars: I know. She's, eh, heading an expedition to China shortly. I am to go as her servant, but only on the understanding that I am to be very badly treated.”
“- Edward Ferrars: Your friendship has been the most important of my life.
- Elinor Dashwood: You will always have it.”
“All I want - all I have ever wanted - is the quiet of a private life, but, eh, my mother is determined to see me distinguished.”
“Mrs Jennings is a wealthy woman with a married daughter. She has nothing to do but marry off everyone else's.”
“- Elinor Dashwood: Poor Willoughby. He will always regret you.
- Marianne: But does it follow that, had he chosen me, he would have been content? He would have had a wife he loved, but no money, and might soon have learned to rank the demands of his pocketbook far above the demands of his heart. If his present regrets are half as painful as mine...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Marianne: Pathetic? To die for love? How can you say so? What could be more glorious?
- Mrs. Dashwood: I think that would be taking your romantic sensibilities a little far.”
“Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove. Oh no! It is an ever fixed mark that looks on tempests and is never shaken.”
“- Elinor Dashwood: I am by no means assured of his regard, and even were he to feel such a preference, I think we should be foolish to assume that there would not be many obstacles to his marrying a... a woman of no rank who cannot afford to buy sugar.
- Mrs. Dashwood: But Elinor, your heart must tell you...
- Elinor Dashwood: In such a...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Mrs. Dashwood: Colonel Brandon will be sadly missed.
- John Willoughby: Why? When he is the sort of man that everyone speaks well of and no one remembers to talk to?”