There’s a reason Jane Austen is one of English literature’s most beloved writers—or as she would have referred to herself, an authoress. Her heroines are witty, vivacious and whip smart. They’re unconventional, defying the patriarchal paradigms of their times. Throughout the six novels Austen penned in her lifetime, she used her characters to deliver biting, erudite and downright hilarious lines about the trials and triumphs of love. Whether you’re on the precipice of falling head-over-heels for someone new or are moving on from a breakup, here are 55 Jane Austen quotes that’ll speak to every phase of your love life.