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Movie Quote of the Day – Becoming Jane, 2007 (dir. Julian Jarrold)

Tom Lefroy: Your ignorance is understandable since you lack. . .What shall we call it? The history?
Jane Austen: Propriety commands me to ignorance.
Tom Lefroy: Condemns you to it and your writing to the status of female accomplishment. If you wish to practice the art of fiction, to be the equal of a masculine author, experience is vital.