Half of the time they were trying to get me just to close my mouth while I was dancing because it’s like you’re concentrating so hard on what you are doing that like your tongue is sticking out and your mouth open.
She was humbled, she was grieved; she repented, though she hardly knew of what. She became jealous of his esteem, when she could no longer hope to be benefited by it. She wanted to hear of him, when there seemed the least chance of gaining intelligence. She was convinced that she could have been happy with him, when it was no longer likely they should meet.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Natalie Portman on the set of Black Swan
Coco Mademoiselle: Where is she now? (directed by Joe Wright) [×]
What a triumph for him, as she often thought, could he know that the proposals which she had proudly spurned only four months ago, would now have been gladly and gratefully received! He was as generous, she doubted not, as the most generous of his sex. But while he was mortal, there must be a triumph.