Quote Of The Week

I was in a line at a supermarket today. It wasn’t really a line, more like a elderly couple in front of me, who didn’t want to say goodbye to the cashier. It was one thing after another really, so I settled in, took out my spanking new plastic British ten pound note and perused it from top to bottom and left to right, looking for some way to kill the boredom and having that feeling of ‘wasting time’. But I wasn’t really. We’re not really wasting time ever.

I was looking for illuminati stuff, occult symbolism, or something, anything, in desperation, and then I  saw…in the monetary literature, a wording…

‘I declare after all, there is no enjoyment like reading,’


But this is an old story and it goes back years. Apparently, this has graced the well thumbed covers of British ten pound notes for years, it is from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

The words/quote may have been out of the mouth of a lying deceitful character who has never read a book in her life and just wanted to get into Darcy’s knickers but the way I look at it is, it’s still true, there is no enjoyment like reading.



  1. Funny thing is that I got notification of this post at the same time as a comment by ‘writingbolt’ to one of my posts came in.

    Earlier this week, on another blog, I told him “…I find the time wasted watching movies would be better spent reading books. The special effects are better”.

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  2. Great quote, the best! I hope you were using the ten pound note to actually pay for a book, and said to the cashier ‘I declare after all, there is no enjoyment like reading’.

    The cashier’s response: ‘Nice try, still won’t get you into Mr Darcy’s knickers…!’

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  3. It would. Sometimes life hands you that scenario, sometimes not! Am enjoying your books available on Amazon by the way. Very much enjoyed your writing here, so wanted to see what else was available

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    • I’ve written several novels but only put a couple up on Amazon so far. My main passion is writing for theatre. Thank you very much James. I appreciate the support and glad you’ve enjoyed my books.


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