Tag Archives: Jane Austen

Looking for Mr. Darcy

I guess in someway, some people have some idea of what kind of men that they are looking for. Those people that they desire to spend the rest of their lives with. They may admit that those men will be perfect fits for them. I do not believe in perfect.

Which leads me to Mr. Darcy. His imperfections:- “For he was discovered to be proud, to be above his company and above being please.” from chapter 3 of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

Those things, those imperfections were what made him stood out. His brooding, sulky and sometimes non-communicative behavior, was what made him interesting. Couple that with his opposite, Elizabeth Bennet, who had her flaws as well, and you have a fantastic love story. One that has some looking for their own “Mr. Darcy”. Or at least a modern day version to him or like him.

Colin Firth did an excellent job in the 1995 BBC/A&E adaptation to Jane Austen’s book. He captured the essence of who and what the character was about; and even today, via comments on youtube, of what some wish they have. But where can he be found? Does he exist?

The book, first called First Impressions, is a very good read. But remember when looking for your significant other, do not look for perfection, and that first impressions do not count. 🙂

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Elvis has left the building, and I’m following his Cadillac. 🙂 So until then, this is the end my friends, for a few . . . Taking a MUCH NEEDED AND MUCH DESERVED  BREAK. Yippee!!!!So until after then:-

“Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” Art Linkletter

“A loving God never stops being who he is, even during our bad times.”

‘The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” Norman Vincent Peale

“Happiness is in the taste, not the things.” La Rochefoucauld

“The poorest person is he whose only wealth is money.” Our Daily Bread

“Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence.” Henri Frederic Amiel

“Anyone can give away something expensive, but only those who understand sacrifice can give away something valuable.”

“If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.” Benjamin Franklin

“Wishing to be friends is quick, but friendship is a slowly ripening fruit.”

“The entire object of true education is to make people not merely do the right things, but enjoy the right things.” John Ruskin

“In light of eternity, what one believes is far more important than what one achieves.” Our Daily Bread

“That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.” Emily Dickinson

“Sometimes one is guided by what they say of themselves, and very frequently by what other people say of them, without giving oneself time to deliberate and judge.” Elinor from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

“The truth  is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” Winston Churchill

“Some people never reach later because they’re stuck in the now.”

“For the obedient follower of Christ, care of the conscience is an important way of maintaining a moral compass despite moral imperfection.” Our Daily Bread

“Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.”

“To wish you were someone else is to be waste the person you are.”

“We are products of our past, but never its prisoners.” Drew C. Bowling.

“A great man is one who has not lost his child’s heart.” Menicus

“We often confuse unconditional love with unconditional approval. God loves us without conditions, but does not approve of every human behavior. God doesn’t approve of betrayal, violence, hatred, suspicion, and all other expressions of evil, because they all contradict the love God wants to instill in the human heart.” Henri Nouwen

“Love . . ., what is it?”

Everyone enjoy and have a great, fantastic, beautiful, summer. 🙂

A man from the past

One of the most popular New Year’s Day resolution that’s made is the hope of  finding that special someone. The thought of being alone is not only scary and lonely but heartbreaking.

Which brings me to this question:- What kind of love interests do some people look for, or should look for? One that is available? Mr. Right? Or a man from the past? The whole point of writing this is because of the last one.

Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite novels, and Mr. Darcy, one of my favorite characters. I do not believe that Jane Austen made him up out of thin air; somewhere he must have existed, and I guess some are saying if only he exists today.

Mr. Darcy’s ideal, well my kind of ideal. Take away his money and he will still be an interesting character. A gentleman with his flaws of snobbery and pride. But he was reformed. Love did it. 🙂

Now to the men who portrayed him. Colin Firth did an excellent job, Matthew Macfadyen, not so much. Firth was more believable; he got who the owner of Pemberley was. Macfadyen was flat; although, the version he starred in showed more emotions.

So do the men of today stack up against the men of the past? Should there even be a comparison?