Poll time: Your favorite sassy Jane Austen quote

Quill pen on a handwritten letter
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While there may be disagreements on whether Jane Austen is a romance novelist, one thing we can all agree on (or at least should!) is that Austen is the queen of cheek.

Here are some of her choice zingers, taken from her letters. Which one is your favorite? If it’s not included, leave it in the comments!


(If you have trouble viewing the poll, click here to open it in a new window.)

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Zeina Makky is a newspaper designer turned web developer, living and working in the D.C. area. Besides Jane Austen, Zeina’s passions include calligraphy, pop culture and chocolate.

9 thoughts on “Poll time: Your favorite sassy Jane Austen quote

  1. Well, I love this poll, except I was unable to click to vote, but I like number nine, the orange wine quote, though I probably Should pick number five about sitting down to write a serious romance.

    1. Hi Zoe!
      Excellent choice. I just checked and it looks like it is working — we have about 8 or 9 votes. If you can’t vote in the box, did you try the link at the bottom? It will open in a separate page and the results will carry through.

      1. I tried that. It opened in a separate window, but I still couldn’t vote. Being blind and using only a keyboard with speech program, maybe something to do with cookies, not sure.

      2. Hmm…I will check with the poll software maker, but in the meantime I will cast your vote for you. Thank you for alerting us about this issue!

      3. Very kind. Also will appreciate when the poll is over if results could be given in a comment as cannot click on results, I only see how many there are so far, evidently including my own.

      4. So far, the first quote is winning with the last one in second position. 🙂 The poll won’t really close but if anything changes in a few weeks, I’ll let you know 🙂

    1. I just can’t wait to find out. I think I can guess which one will win, also not one of my choices, but they are all so good. Unable to see the results so hoping comments will eventually tell us all the results, not just the winner. Of course all the quotes excellent.

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