twain on jane

“I could read his prose on salary, but not Jane’s. Jane is entirely impossible. It seems a great pity that they allowed her to die a natural death.

Everytime I read ‘Pride and Prejudice’ I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.”

–Mark Twain

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  • Steve
    Dec 28, 2006 at 18:27

    Sam was a one of a kind guy.

  • sage
    Dec 28, 2006 at 18:36

    I knew there was a reason why I love Twain!

  • Frannie Farmer
    Dec 29, 2006 at 0:40


  • thethinker
    Dec 29, 2006 at 5:53

    Now that’s an insult.

  • Nikki
    Dec 29, 2006 at 7:06


  • Bernita
    Dec 29, 2006 at 12:33

    That’s laugh out loud!

  • Erin
    Dec 29, 2006 at 14:33

    While I can’t agree with him on Jane, this is a great line that I can apply to some other individuals…

    “It seems a great pity that they allowed her to die a natural death” !

  • Dating Dummy
    Dec 29, 2006 at 16:33

    lol, Twain is timeless.

    Hope you have a great New Year!

  • pia
    Dec 29, 2006 at 17:18

    Agree about Jane. Twain is timeless–great quote

    Have a wonderful New Year’s

  • Dating Dummy
    Dec 29, 2006 at 19:00

    …and we’re looking forward to seeing you back to your kick-butt numbers for the new year!

  • ruby
    Dec 29, 2006 at 19:31

    LMAO! Totally agree!

  • Mr. Fabulous
    Dec 29, 2006 at 22:13

    I feel the same way. Wait…is “beat over the skull” the same as “sodomize”?

  • r.partygirl
    Dec 30, 2006 at 0:08

    It IS hard to stick to workouts when you go out of town. What kind of chocolate did you eat this week? Mmmm chocolate. You did great the 1st couple weeks so I know you can step it back up & you’re still ahead of the game because everyone else starts their New Years resolutions next week.

  • Elizabeth
    Dec 31, 2006 at 3:02

    I’ve been hiding my feelings about Jane all these years!! Thought maybe I was missing a gene or something. Thank HEAVENS I’m not the only one!!!

    You made my day!

  • steph
    Dec 31, 2006 at 3:36

    love it..:)

  • ShadowDog
    Jan 1, 2007 at 4:49

    Genius. Now I can finally come out of my Jane hating closet. >:-P

  • diane
    Jan 1, 2007 at 21:40

    Yeah, have always hated him for that! 🙂 x

  • Ryane
    Jan 2, 2007 at 13:28

    HAHA. oK, that is hysterical. I actually love Jane, but certainly Mark Twain had a way with words…and bones. 😉