Thursday, February 23, 2012

Quotes of the Week 20

A little note-- I'm wondering how many people are actually reading this blog.  I can see the number of followers, and I can see my stats every day, but I would like to know how many people are really reading the posts.  So if you could take a moment to leave a brief comment (even just a "hey there!") down below, I'd appreciate it.  (And if you wouldn't mind mentioning how you found my blog in the first place, I'd love to hear that too.) De-lurk if you've been lurking! Be brave!

And now for the quotes...


Elizabeth Bennet: I wonder who first discovered the power of poetry in driving away love?
Mr. Darcy: I thought that poetry was the food of love.
Elizabeth Bennet: Of a fine stout love, it may be. But if it is only a vague inclination I'm convinced one poor sonnet will kill it stone dead.
~Pride and Prejudice (2005)


Hyacinth Gibson: I'm sure you will acknowledge that an engagement is an engagement.
Squire Hamley: Did I say an engagement was an elephant, ma'am?
~Wives and Daughters (1999)


There's something delicious about writing those first few words of a story. You can never quite tell where they will take you. Mine took me here, where I belong.
~Beatrix Potter, Miss Potter (2007)

I didn't write a mystery quote this week, and I don't think I will in the future.  As Rachel D. pointed out last week, as soon as one person comments, everyone else has the answer right there in front of her and doesn't have an opportunity to guess for herself.  I could remedy this by not publishing the comments, but I hate having unpublished comments in my Dashboard.  Silly, I know, but then I am rather silly.

Also, I shall be announcing something that excites me greatly on Monday, so stay tuned for that...

23 comments:

Anne-girl said...

Hi!I thought you didn't like aimless comments but oh well.

Ashley said...

Love the first quote about poetry. When I read it in the book, it quite amused me.

And, I read your blog!
I'm fairly new, having come over from Alexandria's blog (Of Trims, Frills, and Furbelows).

Payton Wilson said...

Hey there! I read and love all your posts, Miss Dashwood.

Thank you for reading/commenting on my posts!! Comments make me very happy! =)

I love that quote from Wives and Daughters. =) Squire Hamley is the best. =)

Ella said...

I love that Miss Potter quite;it's one of my favorites from that movie.

Victoria said...

I read nearly every post on your blog, and I admire it greatly. I believe I found you through some other period drama blog, which I found through reading a follower's blog roll. :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Great quotes! I especially like the Beatrix Potter one. Squire Hamley always makes me laugh too! :)

I always read your blog posts and usually try to comment. Sometimes I don't have time to read longer posts (like reviews) and then I do sometimes forget to check back and catch up on reading. I greatly enjoy your style of writing and your great wit!

Lauren said...

Ah, Miss Potter! I do so love that movie:-) I think I came over here from Old Fashioned Charm...I'm not quite sure, though!
-Lauren

Maria Elisabeth said...

I've hardly been lurking, but I'll post a comment just in case you thought I didn't read your blog. :P

I'm not sure how I found your blog; maybe you commented on mine your I found it through one of our mutual blogger-friends.

Melody said...

Whatever excites you greatly... is going to excite me greatly, too... ;-)

Haha, you KNOW *I* read your blog, but I'm commenting anyways. hehe

You could have put that poetry quote straight from the book, you know. ;-) I like the quote better in the book. LIMM

Eva-Joy said...

Hi Miss Dashwood!
I read every single post you put up. I'm not a follower but I check back to your blog every day.

Alexandra said...

Hello, dearie! :-)

To be honest, I don't quite remember how I found your blog...did you comment on mine? Anyway. I am *so thankful* I did! :-)

And the Squire Hamley quote...priceless. :-)

Julia said...

I do! I do! *waves hand energetically*

I read your blog, Miss Dashwood. :D Every post, although I often lurk - bad me - and I always find something to entertain! :D

Love & Hugs,
Julia

Nessima Gwynn said...

I love those quotes so very much!

~Nessima of Arda Nessimava

Katy-Anne said...

I regularly read your blog and really enjoy it. :) I honestly have no idea how I found you, though. :P

Naomi said...

I read your blog!!
I am just not so good at commenting..): Sorry!!
Love~Naomi

Molly said...

Hi, Miss Dashwood! I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!!! I also love the Squire Hamley quote.

Sarah said...

Hello! As you know now, I read your posts often-as a lover of period dramas and witty humour I'm really enjoying them.

Queen Nellie said...

hi, i don’t remember how i found your blog, but i think it was a link from another blog (but I honestly have no more idea then you which one that was)
- Queen Nellie

Julia Rogers said...

Miss Dashwood, you KNOW I read your blog!! AND how MUCH I love it! ...I think I found your blog when I was looking at someone "Austen" blogger profile and I saw the title "Yet another period drama blog" it drew me so that I simply HAD to find out about it..AND Sink me!! I've been sunk ,hook, line and bobber ever since!!! =)
I havent commented much I know but have been ill. I'll try to keep up better in future! =)
btw..this is REALLY confusing having at least 2 other Julia's commenting!! I never knew the name was so popular, but do know its NOT me unless it has the last name of Rogers. =)
Have a lovely day!
Yours etc.

Rachel Heffington said...

Hey! Love the blog, read all the posts and I'm so excited to have found someone who loves Period dramas as I do! :) *eep*

Anonymous said...

Hey, Miss Dashwood!

I've been reading your blog for a few months now, but I can't remember how I found it. Silly me. : ) I absolutely LOVE period dramas - they make up most of my favorite movies and books - so when I found out about your blog (somehow), I instantly became a huge fan!

I also quoted you on my blog... hope that's okay! : ) I can take it off if you want... it's the 'Random Silliness' post. I *love* the Scarlet PImpernel books, so when I saw your post, I just had to quote it!

I love your blog and hope you don't mind my frequent visits!
"Eowyn"

PS: Here's where you can find me and my random ramblings about nothing in particular - movies and books I like most of the time, then my writing when I feel like it. : ) www.inklingspress.blogspot.com

Diana said...

I love that quote by Squire Hamley (Michael Gambon did a great portrayal as always). Thanks for reminding me of this gem!

Anonymous said...

Hey. I just wanted you to know I am reading your blog, as often as possible. How I discovered it?! Well... I'm not actually sure. I believe it was in September, about a year after I had discovered my obsession for Les Misérables, and for some reason, in September I was going through a particularily obsessive time, so I searched Les Misérables on google... and found your Les Mis week. I love your blog, because I think there's more we share than just our love for Les Misérables. You're doing a really good job here. By the way, I can't wait to read what you think about the Les Misérables movie (if you're going to watch it at all).
Anyway, thanks for the many wonderful hours reading your blog has brought me.
Casutama