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Emily Brontë Quotes

25 of the best book quotes from Emily Brontë
  1. #1
    “You know that I could as soon forget you as my existence!”
  2. #2
    “If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.”
  3. #3
    “Treachery and violence are spears pointed at both ends; they wound those who resort to them worse than their enemies.”
  4. #4
    “I’m tired of being enclosed here. I’m wearying to escape into that glorious world, and to be always there: not seeing it dimly through tears, and yearning for it through the walls of an aching heart: but really with it, and in it.”
  5. #5
    “Time brought resignation, and a melancholy sweeter than common joy.”
  6. #6
    “I’m now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.”
  7. #7
    “It was not the thorn bending to the honeysuckles, but the honeysuckles embracing the thorn.”
  8. #8
    “I have to remind myself to breathe—almost to remind my heart to beat!”
  1. #9
    “You loved me—then what right had you to leave me?”
  2. #10
    “You teach me now how cruel you’ve been—cruel and false. Why did you despise me? Why did you betray your own heart, Cathy? I have not one word of comfort.”
  3. #11
    “Only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! . . . It is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!”
  4. #12
    “If he loved with all the powers of his puny being, he couldn’t love as much in eighty years as I could in a day.”
  5. #13
    “Be with me always—take any form—drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you!”
  6. #14
    “He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
  7. #15
    “I’ve dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas: they’ve gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind. And this is one: I’m going to tell it—but take care not to smile at any part of it.”
  8. #16
    “Nelly, I am Heathcliff! He’s always, always in my mind: not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself, but as my own being.”
  1. #17
    “He shall never know I love him.”
  2. #18
    “My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary.”
  3. #19
    “‘Are you possessed with a devil,’ he pursued, savagely, ‘to talk in that manner to me when you are dying? Do you reflect that all those words will be branded in my memory, and eating deeper eternally after you have left me?‘”
  4. #20
    “In my soul and in my heart, I’m convinced I’m wrong!”
  5. #21
    ″‘He’s not a human being,’ she retorted; ‘and he has no claim on my charity. I gave him my heart, and he took and pinched it to death, and flung it back to me. People feel with their hearts, Ellen: and since he has destroyed mine, I have not power to feel for him.‘”
  6. #22
    “Honest people don’t hide their deeds.”
  7. #23
    “You shouldn’t lie till ten. There’s the very prime of the morning gone long before that time. A person who has not done one-half his day’s work by ten o’clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone.”
  8. #24
    “Do I want to live? . . . [W]ould you like to live with your soul in the grave?”
  9. #25
    “I have not broken your heart—you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine. So much the worse for me that I am strong.”
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