Posts tagged “evil”

  1. Previous editions of the Quotable Jane Austen for Evil People can be found here. When a guy at a party asks if you want to go see a movie with him next weekend: "Do not you know that, of all things upon earth, that is the least likely to happen?" When preparing your children for the arrival of your foreign exchange student from Scotland: "We shall probably see much to wish altered in her,…

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  2. When your partner worries about the declining health of his beloved parents whom you grudgingly help support: "If you observe, people always live for ever when there is an annuity to be paid them." When criticized for underpaying interns: "Five hundred a year! I am sure I cannot imagine how they will spend half of it; and as to your giving them more, it is quite absurd to think of it." When disapproving of your…

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  3. I grew up secreted away from the world. My parents didn’t let us watch television or listen to top 40 stations and they rarely discussed current events. My siblings and I were homeschooled, leaving our house only for church, dance lessons and supervised outings to the park. We were to be in the world but not of it, as the Bible instructed—meaning that while we lived in the world, we were supposed to be separate…

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