Jane Austen, Emma
"Madame Charles Max" (1896) (detail) by Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931).
Miss Elizabeth. I have struggled in vain and I can bear it no longer. These past months have been a torment. I came to Rosings with the single object of seeing you. I had to see you. I have fought against my better judgment, my family’s expectations, the inferiority of your birth by rank and circumstance. All these things I am willing to put aside and ask you to end my agony. I don’t understand. I l o v e y o u .
Our fate lives within us, you only have to be brave enough to see it.
Keira Knightley as Joan Clarke in “The Imitation Game” (2014)
just one mistake
is all it will take
we’ll go down in history
remember me for centuries