Monday, May 31, 2010

Pride and Prejudice

"Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us."

Jane Austen.

I would not dare to add words to these wise words wirtten once by my probably favorite historical character in this world.
What could I add anyway?
A simple opinion that might turn into pages and pages of self thoughts only to bring me back to this exact point: Vanity and pride are different things.

This one goes for you Jane, your story simply amazes me, if you weren´t a writter you´d probably becaame insane.


Enchanted Oak said...

I agree with you. When a great writer says something profound and simple, it's best not to muck it up with our "self-thoughs"!

Enchanted Oak said...

I meant "self-thoughts"!

Dulce said...

YES, my dear, it's not the same thing. Our Jane A. knew plenty on the subject...

steveroni said...

Well, I entertain BOTH vanity and pride then...and I absolutely HATE them both!

Thank you for the enlightenment though...I HAVE been using them in wrong contexts.