Reading so much feminist rhetoric lately has actually been really interesting and has made me come to terms with my own views. Something that stuck out to me was a quote that I came across:
"Pictures of perfection make me sick and wicked" - Jane Austen (1817)This stuck out to me not only because I love Jane Austen's works, but also because it shows how she had to contend with unrealistic media images even back in her time, and that she's not afraid to articulate how such images made her feel.
And on the subject of Jane Austen quotes....
"I believe I drank too much wine last night at Hurstbourne; I know not how else to account for the shaking of my hand to-day. You will kindly make allowance therefore for any indistinctness of writing, by attributing it to this venial error." - Jane Austen (1800)^^ This quote of hers makes me laugh.
bet she woulda been a freakn cool chick. My theory is that Elizabeth Bennett from Pride & Prejudice is based on Austen herself, as reading through her quotes gives a real impression of the type of person she was; witty, independent, headstrong (Just like Lizzie).