BOOK MEME ★ Eight male characters [5/8] → Mr. Darcy
"I certainly have not the talent which some people possess” said Darcy, “of conversing easily with those I have never seen before. I cannot catch their tone of conversation, or appear interested in their concerns, as I often see done.”
What have you done to poor Mr. Darcy?
I have no idea.
Colin Firth in Pride and Prejudice
“So what do you recommend to encourage affection?”
“I have faults enough, but they are not, I hope, of understanding. My temper I dare not vouch for. It is, I believe, too little yielding— certainly too little for the convenience of the world. I cannot forget the follies and vices of other so soon as I ought, nor their offenses against myself. My feelings are not puffed about with every attempt to move them. My temper would perhaps be called resentful. My good opinion once lost, is lost forever.”