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Friday, March 18, 2011

Jane says

"Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken."

The quote from Emma is too true. How often do we lay our souls completely bare? Even in writing, I've known myself to hold back what would be true to a situation or a character. In blogging, even more so. It is too easy to portray yourself the way you want to be perceived. And for that reason I am resolving to show all of who I am.

This is why I like Jane Austen's writing so much - it is honest; brutally and hilariously honest. She calls everything as she sees it, and writes about it in such a superb satirical style.

I'll leave you with another pearl of wisdom from Jane:

"What wild imaginations one forms where dear self is concerned! How sure to be mistaken!"

Here's to honesty, clarity, and a disposal of rose-tinted glasses. Have a great weekend, all!


Bish Denham said...

Can everything truly be told? Isn't there something we must keep to ourselves that is ours alone?

Stephanie said...

Most definitely. We don't have to share everything (and shouldn't), but when we choose to, how honest are we being, to both ourselves and those we are speaking to?

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