Jane Austen’s writing is filled with humor. Whether she’s describing social gatherings, family quarreling, or the latest gossip, there’s always a playful tone to her writings, making you feel like you’re her confidant.
The heroines in Jane Austen’s novels often come with witty remarks, and throughout the book, you will find funny one-liners from our most beloved characters in historical fiction.
Pride and Prejudice is filled with funny quotes and one-liners. How many of you think about “such an exemplary vegetable” when you’re seated at the dinner table? I know that I do.
I have rounded up funny quotes from Pride and Prejudice. These quotes come from the novel, the BBC mini-series, and the movie.
Funny Quotes and One-Liners from Pride and Prejudice
These are the best funny and witty quotes from the novel, movie, and series of Pride and Prejudice. Some of these Jane Austen quotes are great to use today. Jane Austen’s wit and humor are timeless, after all.
“What are men to rocks and mountains?”
In the novel Pride and Prejudice, this famous line is spoken by Elizabeth Bennet to her aunt and uncle.
“It’s been many years since I had such an exemplary vegetable.”
You will never look at a vegetable in the same way.
“People do not *die* of colds.”
A great quote if your brother/boyfriend/husband is dramatic about his cold again.
“I have not the pleasure of understanding you.”
Mr. Bennet doesn’t always want to understand his wife, and this is a great quote to use in daily life when you don’t feel like talking to someone.
“Have a little compassion on my nerves. You tear them to pieces.”
Mrs. Bennet isn’t a stranger to a dramatic touch.
“Adieu to disappointment and spleen. What are men to rocks and mountains?”
The first part of this iconic quote makes it even better. Adieu indeed.
“Obstinate, headstrong girl!”
“Every savage can dance.”
“What a shame, for I dearly love to laugh.”
“Praise the Lord. We’re saved.”
“I have the highest respect for your nerves, they are my old friends.”
“I should infinitely prefer a book.”
“I do not cough for my own amusement.”
“The more I see of the world, the less inclined I am to think well of it.”
“I am most seriously displeased.”
“You don’t know what I suffer.”
“He looks miserable, poor soul.”
“The miserable half?”
“Well, if Jane does die, it will be a comfort to know she was in pursuit of Mr. Bingley.”
“It would be most inconvenient since I have sworn to loathe him for all eternity.”
“Oh, believe me, no one would suspect your manners to be rehearsed.”
“But he’s ridiculous!”
“Humorless poppycocks, in my limited experience.”
Elizabeth doesn’t have a very high opinion of men.
“Good heavens. People.”
As an introvert, this is certainly one of my favorite quotes.
“She would certainly be a fearsome thing to behold.”
“Has the pig escaped again?”
“Oh, my goodness. Everybody, behave naturally.”
*They did not behave naturally
“If he had compassion for me, he would have sprained his ankle in the first set.”
Mr. Bennet is certainly fun at parties.
“Have you no compassion for my poor nerves?”
“As you wish to tell me, my dear, I doubt I have any choice in the matter.”
“He’s so… He’s so… He’s so rich.”
“She’s going to take the veil.”
“What are men compared to rocks and mountains?”
I am very pleased that they gave Mary this quote in the movie.