"If a woman doubts as to whether she should accept a man or not, she certainly ought to refuse him. If she can hesitate as to "Yes", she ought to say "No" directly. It is not a state to be safely entered into with doubtful feelings, with half a heart."
Emma.. in a novel by the same title by Jane Austen
This quote always struck me..and made me ponder on things..! Did Emma make any sense...? Was she right on saying this? Could she foresee matters and that's why she came to that judement..? Or rather she's an escapist.. "entirely under a delusion, totally ignorant of her own heart"? Did she prefer not to try...and escape all pain and closed dark tunnels? Or she was indeed saving everyone from any pain and agony to come?
What does Emma mean for God's sake when she said what she said?!!