The 2005 film adaptation of this classic Jane Austen novel has brought Pride and prejudice to a whole new demographic of audiences. Starring Keira Knightley, Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone, Judi Dench, Donald Sutherland, Matthew Macfadyen and many others, Pride and prejudice it was an extraordinarily wonderful adaptation. Kiera Knightley, in particular, is widely remembered for her surprisingly cool portrayal of Elizabeth Bennet.

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This period drama was not as forced and boring as many period dramas. This romantic drama was able to connect even with the Netflix generation and is still widely watched and counted on major charts as one of the best romantic dramas and period movies.

Updated February 24, 2021 by Kristen Palamara: The works of Jane Austen continue to be some of the most popular adaptations since their release in the early 1800s. Austen’s novels have stood the test of time as people read and reread her work for its prose and its universal plots and characters that are as relevant now as they were in the 19th century. There have been several adaptations of Austen’s work, but one of the most popular adaptations is the 2005 film Pride and Prejudice, from which we have taken another 5 unforgettable quotes for fans to cherish forever.

fifteen “What a magnificently featured room and excellent boiled potatoes! Many years since I’ve eaten such an exemplary vegetable.”

Pride and Prejudice Mr Collins and Elizabeth Bennet at dinner

Mr. Collins is introduced to the Bennet family and the sisters and their father think that he is quite boring, he doesn’t add much to the conversation and he is not the best suitor for any of Bennet’s daughters, although Mrs. Bennet thinks that he , and any wealthy man would be a good match.

In this hilariously awkward line, Mr. Collins is overly excited by the state of the boiled potatoes at the dinner the Bennets have prepared for him and the rest of the table tries to hide their laughter after he utters this line.

14 “I don’t have the talent to easily converse with people I’ve never met.”

Pride and Prejudice of Mr. Darcy

It is clear that Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy have completely different personalities, as Elizabeth can easily talk to new people and make friends quite quickly, while Mr. Darcy has neither of those abilities. Mr. Darcy may build relationships over time, but he is not very comfortable meeting many new people at the same time.

It’s a feeling that many can relate to and Mr. Darcy is self-aware enough to tell Elizabeth that he feels uncomfortable in a room full of people he doesn’t know.

13 “No, I prefer to be unsociable and taciturn. It makes everything much more pleasant, doesn’t it?”

This is another line that shows how different Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy are, especially when it comes to their personalities. Mr. Darcy has a bolder personality and doesn’t mind being alone, while Elizabeth is friendlier and enjoys talking to people.

The two often don’t see eye to eye and for most of the story they seem to be upset with each other due to their inherent differences, but of course they really do fall in love at the end of the story. Elizabeth says this line as a sarcastic joke on Darcy.

12 “Your selfish disdain for the feelings of others made me realize that you were the last man in the world that I could have the advantage of marrying.”

Pride and Prejudice 2005

Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet go through a strange courtship for most of the story, as Elizabeth truly believes that Mr. Darcy hates her and that everything he does is intended to hurt her. Mr. Darcy asks his friend Mr. Bingley if Elizabeth’s sister Jane is really his best partner.

Mr. Darcy’s interference ends up separating the happy couple and Elizabeth thinks that Mr. Darcy did this out of hatred for her and her family. He reveals that it was purely him trying to take care of his friend, but Elizabeth does not know when she hands him this line.

eleven “We are all fools in love.”

Pride and Prejudice Charlotte and Elizabeth at the date dance

Charlotte, the friend of the Bennet family, says this dreamy phrase at the dance where the Bennet sisters are trying to find acceptable suitors.

Pride and prejudice, like most of Austen’s work, it has a great balance between romance, comedy and drama and this is one of the more romantic lines in this adaptation that is not a quote from Mr. Darcy or Elizabeth Bennet. Instead, the line is from a character who wants to be romantic but understands that he has to marry for status and comfort.

10 “Your mother will never see you again if you don’t marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do.”

Collins will inherit the Bennet family’s home and property after Mr. Bennet’s death because he has no children. In such a situation, Ms. Bennet is especially anxious to ensure that all her daughters are married and well settled. And when Mr. Collins expresses interest in Jane, Ms. Bennet tells Elizabeth because Jane could potentially be engaged to Mr. Bingley.

Mrs. Bennet believes that the marriage between Elizabeth and Mr. Collins is the best for the whole family, but Elizabeth is strongly against it. Fortunately, his father takes his side in the situation, is not at all impressed with Mr. Collins, and gives him the validation he needs to go against his mother.

9 “You could not make me happy and I am convinced that I am the last person in this world who could make you happy.”

When Mr. Collins proposes to Elizabeth, he doesn’t even give her a chance to respond. And when she turns him down, he makes it look like he’s doing it to look modest, like girls are supposed to do.

But Elizabeth puts the nail in the coffin with these lines. They may be harsh, but they are true. Elizabeth refuses to let things happen to her. And he refuses to marry someone whom he does not respect in the least.

8 “Can you die of happiness?”

Jane and Mr. Bingley have the same temperament. They are both quiet, modest, and shy. They are very much in love with each other, but they think that the other is not as interested in them as they are. This leads them to be separated from each other for a time, but when Mr. Bingley finally proposes to her, and when Jane accepts, they are both ecstatic.

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Jane never reveals her emotions as clearly as Elizabeth does, so only after the engagement does she make it very clear to Elizabeth how happy she is now. And it is a very sweet moment to see a Jane so excited, that she usually represses her emotions.

7 “Only the deepest love will persuade me to marry, so I will end up being a spinster.”

This is one of those moments when Elizabeth clarifies her position of marriage and love. She does not report it. But he makes it very clear that he will only marry for love.

And she realizes that this determination will likely lead her to end up as a spinster because she knew there was a great chance that she didn’t fall so deeply in love with anyone around her.

6 “When you have five daughters, Lizzie, tell me what else will occupy your thoughts.”

Mrs. Bennet from Pride and Prejudice 2005

Elizabeth mocks Mrs. Bennet for her unwavering interest in marriage matters. When Lydia runs away, Mrs. Bennet goes to bed because she can’t bear the news. But when she finds out that Lydia has gotten married, Ms. Bennet is immediately excited once again because her 15-year-old daughter has managed to get married.

She thinks it’s a congratulatory thing. And so when she rushes to meet them, and when Elizabeth teases her for doing so, Mrs. Bennet is unapologetic. He has five daughters who will inherit nothing after the death of their father. Then, of course, it is the only thing that worries you.

5 “First, I must tell you that I have been the most complete and complete asshole.”

Jane and Mr. Bingley don’t commit as everyone expected after their initial connection. Mr. Bingley leaves Jane quite upset. Elizabeth later discovers that Mr. Darcy was responsible for this, along with Mr. Bingley’s sister.

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He had been quite convinced that Jane was not as interested in him as he was in her and that his family was a terrible match for him. But later, when Mr. Darcy brings Mr. Bingley back to Jane, Mr. Bingley begins his proposal by apologizing to Jane for being as stupid as him. It is a very funny and sweet moment.

4 “Dancing. Even if one’s partner is barely tolerable.”

Mr. Darcy asks Elizabeth, “So what do you recommend for nurturing affection?” and she responds with the above quote. It is particularly brilliant because Mr. Darcy had fired her earlier in the evening citing that she was “perfectly tolerable, but not beautiful enough to tempt me.”

And Mr. Darcy had turned down Elizabeth’s offer to dance with him. So Elizabeth is at her most witty and clever here when she is obviously teasing Mr. Darcy.

3 “We can’t all afford to be romantic.”

After Elizabeth rejects Mr. Collins, he asks her friend Charlotte to be his wife. Charlotte is 27 years old and seems simple, according to the people around her. He has no other perspectives, so he quickly accepts this proposal. Elizabeth is surprised that Charlotte is marrying someone she does not love, that she is marrying only for financial reasons and for personal safety.

But Charlotte makes it clear that she doesn’t want to be judged for her actions. Elizabeth lives in a very different world than Charlotte, and Charlotte quite aptly points out that not everyone can afford to be romantic and wait for their true love to appear before them.

two “I love you, most ardently.”

Mr. Darcy declares his love for Elizabeth for the first time in one of the film’s most iconic moments. They are both drenched from the rain and Mr. Darcy delivers a lengthy monologue on how, despite his own rational reasoning, he can’t help but be in love with Elizabeth.

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It is a very difficult and insulting monologue mainly because, to be honest, Mr. Darcy does not realize how harsh and offensive his words sound. But the only thing that makes it very clear and evident is that he loves her, very much. This quote is one of the most popular in the movie.

1 “You have cast a spell on me body and soul.”

And finally, this is the quote that is probably heard the most in the context of this movie. Mr. Darcy is a changed man and this time, his declaration of love is more beautiful and not offensive.

He has learned that he was insulting the previous time and has fully understood what he had done wrong. With the mist and the lovers united, this is one of the most romantic and iconic dates in the film.

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