I do not think I ever opened a book in my life which had not something to say upon woman's inconstancy. Songs and proverbs, all talk of woman's fickleness. But perhaps you will say, these were all written by men."" Perhaps I shall. Yes, yes, if you please, no reference to examples in books. Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything. .Jane Austen
About This Quote
This is a quote from the play, "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare. It is spoken by Bianca to Petruchio when he is trying to convince her to fall in love with him. Bianca says that books are full of examples of people falling in love with each other. She tries to use this as an argument against falling in love with Petruchio, but Shakespeare makes it clear that even though there are many examples of people falling in love, this does not mean that Petruchio and Bianca should do so.
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