Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice Quotes.

1. "There’s a belief that to take care of someone else, or to let someone else take care of you—that both are inherently unfeminist. I don’t agree. There’s no shame in devoting yourself to another person, as long as he devotes himself to you in return."
- Curtis Sittenfeld, Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

2. "Time seemed, as it always does in adulthood after a particular stretch has concluded, no matter how ponderous or unpleasant the stretch was to endure, to have passed quickly indeed."
- Curtis Sittenfeld, Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

3. "Fred!" the nurse said, though they had never met. "How are we today?" Reading the nurse's name tag, Mr. Bennet replied with fake enthusiasm, "Bernard! We're mourning the death of manners and the rise of overly familiar discourse. How are you?"
- Curtis Sittenfeld, Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

4. "I'm old enough to know that sometimes you don't get a second chance."
- Curtis Sittenfeld, Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

5. "she might even have felt that self-congratulatory pride that heterosexual white people are known to experience due to proximate diversity."
- Curtis Sittenfeld, Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

6. "There's a belief that to take care of someone else, or to let someone else take care of you-that both are inherently unfeminist. I don't agree. There's no shame in devoting yourself to another person, as long as he devotes himself to you in return."
- Curtis Sittenfeld, Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

7. "As they sat, Kathy de Bourgh smiled and said, Now that we’ve both apologized within the first thirty seconds of our conversation about women and power, shall we begin?"
- Curtis Sittenfeld, Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

8. "Sometimes it amazes me how much these defining parts of our lives hinge on chance."
- Curtis Sittenfeld, Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

9. "Such compliments--they were thrilling but almost impossible to absorb in this quantity, at this pace. It was like she was being pelted with magnificent hail, and she wished she could save the individual stones to examine later, but they'd exist with such potency only now, in this moment."
- Curtis Sittenfeld, Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

10. "As they faced each other, there was between them such a profusion of vitality that it was hard to know what to do with it; they kept making eye contact, looking away, making eye contact again. At last--surely he was thinking something similar and she was simply giving voice to the sentiment--she said, "Want to go to your place and have hate sex?"
- Curtis Sittenfeld, Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

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