by Charles Dickens
Great Expectations Miss Havisham Quotes
"You made your own snares. I never made them." (44.22)
Miss Havisham points out that Pip is totally to blame for his own deception. He wanted to believe Miss Havisham left him a fortune; he wanted to believe that he was meant to marry Estella, even though there was literally never a single reason for him to think that—except his own stupidity. (Sorry, dude.)
"On this day of the year, long before you were born, this heap of decay," stabbing with her crutched stick at the pile of cobwebs on the table but not touching it, "was brought here. It and I have worn away together. The mice have gnawed at it, and sharper teeth than teeth of mice have gnawed at me." (11.99)
Niiiiiice. Miss Havisham may have stopped all the clocks at Satis House, but you can't stop time—or mildew, mold, and mice.