The Understanding of Women

“No one can think more highly of the understanding of women than I do…nature has given them so much, that they never find it necessary to use more than half.” Henry Tilney, Northanger Abbey

No, I am not reading Northanger Abbey at this time; I have a book of quotes taken from Jane Austen’s works, and am putting it to good use. Henry Tilney is quickly becoming one of my favorite male characters from Miss Austen’s masterpieces; and he has easily made it into my top quoted.

I love the above quote; and can just see his smiling face as Henry teases Catherine.


One thought on “The Understanding of Women”

  1. Finally you are seeing the light! You should read the book, it’s great! I think Henry Tilney has one of the best sense of humor! Though the little Heroine has it in her own way, as proven in this quip of hers:
    “[History is] the quarrels of popes and kings, with wars and pestilences, in every page; the men are all so good for nothing, and hardly any woman at all.”

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