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Wikipedia Summary for Emily Bronte

Emily Jane Brontë (, commonly ; 30 July 1818 – 19 December 1848) was an English novelist and poet who is best known for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic of English literature. She also published a book of poetry with her sisters Charlotte and Anne titled Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell with her own poems finding regard as poetic genius. Emily was the second-youngest of the four surviving Brontë siblings, between the youngest Anne and her brother Branwell. She published under the pen name Ellis Bell.

Quote: I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of gray scale photo of woman face
Photo Credit: Alexander Krivitskiy

I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.


Quote: Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of purple flower field during daytime
Photo Credit: Lucas Gao

Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.


Quote: If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of man and woman sitting on hanging bridge at daytime
Photo Credit: Daniel J. Schwarz

If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results.


Quote: Your presence is a moral poison that would contaminate the most virtuous. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

Your presence is a moral poison that would contaminate the most virtuous.


Quote: A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.


Quote: Cold in the earth and fifteen wild Decembers, From those brown hills, have melted into spring. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

Cold in the earth and fifteen wild Decembers, From those brown hills, have melted into spring.


Quote: Terror made me cruel. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

Terror made me cruel.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Terror made me cruel; and finding it useless to attempt shaking the creature off, I pulled its wrist on to the broken pane, and rubbed it to and fro till the blood ran down and soaked the bedclothes.


Quote: Love is like the wild rose-briar;
Friendship like the holly-tree.
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms,
But which will bloom most constantly? by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

Love is like the wild rose-briar;
Friendship like the holly-tree.
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms,
But which will bloom most constantly?


Quote: Hope, whose whisper would have given
Balm to all my frenzied pain,
Stretched her wings, and soared to heaven,
Went, and ne'er returned again! by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

Hope, whose whisper would have given
Balm to all my frenzied pain,
Stretched her wings, and soared to heaven,
Went, and ne'er returned again!


Quote: Let grief distract the sufferer's breast,
And night obscure his way;
They hasten him to endless rest,
And everlasting day. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

Let grief distract the sufferer's breast,
And night obscure his way;
They hasten him to endless rest,
And everlasting day.


Quote: The murdered do haunt their murderers, I believe. I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always -- take any form -- drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

The murdered do haunt their murderers, I believe. I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always -- take any form -- drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you!


Quote: Look on the grave where thou must sleep

																		Thy last, and strongest foe;

																		It is endurance not to weep,

																		If that repose seem woe. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

Look on the grave where thou must sleep

Thy last, and strongest foe;

It is endurance not to weep,

If that repose seem woe.


Quote: We do sometimes pity creatures that have none of the feeling either for themselves or others. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

We do sometimes pity creatures that have none of the feeling either for themselves or others.


Quote: You may fancy a glimpse of the abyss where I grovelled! by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

You may fancy a glimpse of the abyss where I grovelled!


Quote: However miserable you make us, we shall still have the revenge of thinking that your cruelty arises from your greater misery. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

However miserable you make us, we shall still have the revenge of thinking that your cruelty arises from your greater misery.


Quote: Oh! dreadful is the check--intense the agony--
When the ear begins to hear, and the eye begins to see;
When the pulse begins to throb, the brain to think again;
The soul to feel the flesh, and the flesh to feel the chain. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

Oh! dreadful is the check--intense the agony--
When the ear begins to hear, and the eye begins to see;
When the pulse begins to throb, the brain to think again;
The soul to feel the flesh, and the flesh to feel the chain.


Quote: Instead of finding her outside, I heard her voice within. The little monkey had crept by the skylight of one garret, along the roof, into the skylight of the other, and it was with the utmost difficulty I could coax her out again. 
When she did come, Heathcliff came with her;. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of Emily Bronte quote; white text on black background

Instead of finding her outside, I heard her voice within. The little monkey had crept by the skylight of one garret, along the roof, into the skylight of the other, and it was with the utmost difficulty I could coax her out again.
When she did come, Heathcliff came with her;.


Quote: I love him better than myself, Ellen; and I know it by this: I pray every night that I may live after him; because I would rather be miserable than that he should be: that proves I love him better than myself. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

I love him better than myself, Ellen; and I know it by this: I pray every night that I may live after him; because I would rather be miserable than that he should be: that proves I love him better than myself.


Quote: I have not broken your heart-you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

I have not broken your heart-you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine.


Quote: My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it, I'm well aware, as winter changes the trees. My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it, I'm well aware, as winter changes the trees. My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it, I'm well aware, as winter changes the trees. My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary. Nelly, I am Healthcliff! 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.


Quote: I've done no injustice, and I repent of nothing. I'm too happy; and yet I'm not happy enough. My souls bliss kills my body, but does not satisfy itself. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

I've done no injustice, and I repent of nothing. I'm too happy; and yet I'm not happy enough. My souls bliss kills my body, but does not satisfy itself.


Quote: Nelly, there is a strange change approaching; I'm in its shadow at present. I take so little interest in my daily life that I hardly remember to eat and drink. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

Nelly, there is a strange change approaching; I'm in its shadow at present. I take so little interest in my daily life that I hardly remember to eat and drink.


Quote: It's no company at all, when people know nothing and say nothing,' she muttered. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

It's no company at all, when people know nothing and say nothing,' she muttered.


Quote: No coward soul is mine. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

No coward soul is mine.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

No coward soul is mine, No trembler in the world's storm-troubled sphere.


Quote: And from the midst of cheerless gloom I passed to bright unclouded day. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

And from the midst of cheerless gloom I passed to bright unclouded day.


Quote: I wish I were a girl again, half-savage and hardy, and free. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

I wish I were a girl again, half-savage and hardy, and free.


Quote: Oh, I'm burning! I wish I were out of doors! I wish I were a girl again, half savage and hardy, and free... and laughing at injuries, not maddening under them! Why am I so changed? by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

Oh, I'm burning! I wish I were out of doors! I wish I were a girl again, half savage and hardy, and free... and laughing at injuries, not maddening under them! Why am I so changed?


Quote: I'll not lie there by myself: they may bury me twelve feet deep and throw the church down over me; but I won't rest till you are with me… I never will! by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

I'll not lie there by myself: they may bury me twelve feet deep and throw the church down over me; but I won't rest till you are with me… I never will!


Quote: It is strange people should be so greedy, when they are alone in the world. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

It is strange people should be so greedy, when they are alone in the world.


Quote: He turned, as he spoke, a peculiar look in her direction, a look of hatred unless he has a most perverse set of facial muscles that will not, like those of other people, interpret the language of his soul. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

He turned, as he spoke, a peculiar look in her direction, a look of hatred unless he has a most perverse set of facial muscles that will not, like those of other people, interpret the language of his soul.




Quote: Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night's decay
Ushers in a drearier day. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night's decay
Ushers in a drearier day.


Quote: I love the ground under his feet, and the air over his head, and everything he touches and every word he says. I love all his looks, and all his actions and him entirely and all together. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

I love the ground under his feet, and the air over his head, and everything he touches and every word he says. I love all his looks, and all his actions and him entirely and all together.


Quote: If you ever looked at me once with what I know is in you, I would be your slave. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

If you ever looked at me once with what I know is in you, I would be your slave.




Quote: Pessoas orgulhosas criam grandes tristezas para si mesmas. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

Pessoas orgulhosas criam grandes tristezas para si mesmas.


Quote: Time brought resignation and a melancholy sweeter than common joy. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

Time brought resignation and a melancholy sweeter than common joy.


Quote: The wind I hear it sighing, with autumn's saddest sound; withered leaves all thick are lying, as spring-flowers on the ground. This dark night has won me to wander far away; old feelings gather fast upon me. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

The wind I hear it sighing, with autumn's saddest sound; withered leaves all thick are lying, as spring-flowers on the ground. This dark night has won me to wander far away; old feelings gather fast upon me.


Quote: Last night, I was on the threshold of hell. To-day, I am within sight of my heaven. I have my eyes on it: hardly three feet to sever me! by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

Last night, I was on the threshold of hell. To-day, I am within sight of my heaven. I have my eyes on it: hardly three feet to sever me!


Quote: I'd be glad of a retaliation that wouldn't recoil on myself; but treachery and violence are spears pointed at both ends: they wound those who resort to them, worse than their enemies. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

I'd be glad of a retaliation that wouldn't recoil on myself; but treachery and violence are spears pointed at both ends: they wound those who resort to them, worse than their enemies.




Quote: You forget you have a master here,'' says the tyrant. ''I'll demolish the first who puts me out of temper! I insist on perfect sobriety and silence. Oh, boy! was that you? Frances, darling, pull his hair as you go by; I heard him snap his fingers.'' 
'Frances pulled his hair heartily;. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of Emily Bronte quote: You forget you have a master here,'' says the tyrant. ''I'll demolish the first who puts me out of temper! I insist on perfect sobriety and silence. Oh, boy! was that you? Frances, darling, pull his hair as you go by; I heard him snap his fingers.'' 
'Frances pulled his hair heartily;.- black text on quotes background

You forget you have a master here,'' says the tyrant. ''I'll demolish the first who puts me out of temper! I insist on perfect sobriety and silence. Oh, boy! was that you? Frances, darling, pull his hair as you go by; I heard him snap his fingers.''
'Frances pulled his hair heartily;.


Quote: Worthless as wither'd weeds. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

Worthless as wither'd weeds.


Quote: It's wrong to anticipate evil. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

It's wrong to anticipate evil.


Quote: It was not the thorn bending to the honeysuckles, but the honeysuckles embracing the thorn. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

It was not the thorn bending to the honeysuckles, but the honeysuckles embracing the thorn.


Quote: The service lasted precisely three hours; and yet my brother had the face to exclaim, when he saw us descending, 
' ''What, done already?'' 
'On Sunday evenings we used to be permitted to play, if we did not make much noise; now a mere titter is sufficient to send us into corners! by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of Emily Bronte quote: The service lasted precisely three hours; and yet my brother had the face to exclaim, when he saw us descending, 
' ''What, done already?'' 
'On Sunday evenings we used to be permitted to play, if we did not make much noise; now a mere titter is sufficient to send us into corners!- black text on quotes background

The service lasted precisely three hours; and yet my brother had the face to exclaim, when he saw us descending,
' ''What, done already?''
'On Sunday evenings we used to be permitted to play, if we did not make much noise; now a mere titter is sufficient to send us into corners!


Quote: But I begin to fancy you don't like me. How strange! I thought, though everybody hated and despised each other, they could not avoid loving me. (Catherine Linton, nee Earnshaw). by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

But I begin to fancy you don't like me. How strange! I thought, though everybody hated and despised each other, they could not avoid loving me. (Catherine Linton, nee Earnshaw).


Quote: It was a marvelous effort of perspicacity to discover that I did not love her. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

It was a marvelous effort of perspicacity to discover that I did not love her.


Quote: Oh, Cathy! Oh, my life! how can I bear it? was the first sentence he uttered, in a tone that did not seek to disguise his despair. And now he stared at her so earnestly that I thought the very intensity of his gaze would bring tears into his eyes; but they burned with anguish: they did not melt. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of Emily Bronte quote: Oh, Cathy! Oh, my life! how can I bear it? was the first sentence he uttered, in a tone that did not seek to disguise his despair. And now he stared at her so earnestly that I thought the very intensity of his gaze would bring tears into his eyes; but they burned with anguish: they did not melt.- black text on quotes background

Oh, Cathy! Oh, my life! how can I bear it? was the first sentence he uttered, in a tone that did not seek to disguise his despair. And now he stared at her so earnestly that I thought the very intensity of his gaze would bring tears into his eyes; but they burned with anguish: they did not melt.


Quote: I tell you I have nearly attained my heaven; and that of others is altogether undervalued and uncoveted by me.'' Heathcliff. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

I tell you I have nearly attained my heaven; and that of others is altogether undervalued and uncoveted by me.'' Heathcliff.


Quote: You have been compelled to cultivate your reflective faculties, for want of occasions for frittering your life away in silly trifles. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

You have been compelled to cultivate your reflective faculties, for want of occasions for frittering your life away in silly trifles.


Quote: Your cold blood cannot be worked into a fever; your veins are full of ice water; but mine are boiling, and the sight of such chillness makes them dance. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

Your cold blood cannot be worked into a fever; your veins are full of ice water; but mine are boiling, and the sight of such chillness makes them dance.


Quote: He... was attached by ties stronger than reason could break -- chains, forged by habit, which it would be cruel to attempt to loosen. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

He... was attached by ties stronger than reason could break -- chains, forged by habit, which it would be cruel to attempt to loosen.


Quote: You must forgive me, for I struggled only for you. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

You must forgive me, for I struggled only for you.


Quote: I might as well have struggled with a bear or reasoned with a lunatic. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

I might as well have struggled with a bear or reasoned with a lunatic.


Quote: Good words, I replied. But deeds must prove it also; and after he is well, remember you don't forget resolutions formed in the hour of fear. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

Good words, I replied. But deeds must prove it also; and after he is well, remember you don't forget resolutions formed in the hour of fear.


Quote: Alas, for the effects of bad tea and bad temper! by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

Alas, for the effects of bad tea and bad temper!


Quote: Juega con la flor perfumada,
La rama tierna del joven árbol,
Y deja mis sentimientos humanos
En su propio cauce inquieto. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

Juega con la flor perfumada,
La rama tierna del joven árbol,
Y deja mis sentimientos humanos
En su propio cauce inquieto.


Quote: Trouble me no more about her. Hereafter she is only my sister in name: not because I disown her, but because she has disowned me. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

Trouble me no more about her. Hereafter she is only my sister in name: not because I disown her, but because she has disowned me.


Quote: He might as well plant an oak in a flowerpot, and expect it to thrive, as imagine he can restore her to vigour in the soil of his shallow cares! by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

He might as well plant an oak in a flowerpot, and expect it to thrive, as imagine he can restore her to vigour in the soil of his shallow cares!


Quote: The night is darkening round me, The wild winds coldly blow; But a tyrant spell has bound me, And I cannot, cannot go. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

The night is darkening round me, The wild winds coldly blow; But a tyrant spell has bound me, And I cannot, cannot go.


Quote: You could not open a book in this library that I have not looked into...it is as much as you can expect from a poor man's daughter. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

You could not open a book in this library that I have not looked into...it is as much as you can expect from a poor man's daughter.


Quote: The Lord help us!' he soliloquised in an undertone of peevish displeasure, while relieving me of my horse: looking, meantime, in my face so sourly that I charitably conjectured he must have need of divine aid to digest his dinner, and his pious ejaculation had no reference to my unexpected advent. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of Emily Bronte quote: The Lord help us!' he soliloquised in an undertone of peevish displeasure, while relieving me of my horse: looking, meantime, in my face so sourly that I charitably conjectured he must have need of divine aid to digest his dinner, and his pious ejaculation had no reference to my unexpected advent.- black text on quotes background

The Lord help us!' he soliloquised in an undertone of peevish displeasure, while relieving me of my horse: looking, meantime, in my face so sourly that I charitably conjectured he must have need of divine aid to digest his dinner, and his pious ejaculation had no reference to my unexpected advent.


Quote: You know that I could as soon forget you as my existence! by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

You know that I could as soon forget you as my existence!


Quote: By this curious turn of disposition I have gained the reputation of deliberate heartlessness; how undeserved, I alone can appreciate. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

By this curious turn of disposition I have gained the reputation of deliberate heartlessness; how undeserved, I alone can appreciate.


Quote: And firstly, let me beware of the fascination that lurks in Catherine Heathcliff's brilliant eyes. I should be in a curious taking if I surrendered my heart to that young person, and the daughter turned out a second edition of the mother. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

And firstly, let me beware of the fascination that lurks in Catherine Heathcliff's brilliant eyes. I should be in a curious taking if I surrendered my heart to that young person, and the daughter turned out a second edition of the mother.


Quote: Invariably to me, I know, and to any person who saw her, I should think -- refuted more tangible proofs of convalescence, and stamped her as one doomed to decay. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

Invariably to me, I know, and to any person who saw her, I should think -- refuted more tangible proofs of convalescence, and stamped her as one doomed to decay.


Quote: The greatest punishment we could invent for her was to keep her separate from him. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

The greatest punishment we could invent for her was to keep her separate from him.


Quote: I have not broken your heart -- you have broken it -- and in breaking it, you have broken mine ... I forgive what you have done to me. I love my murderer -- but yours! How can I? by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

I have not broken your heart -- you have broken it -- and in breaking it, you have broken mine ... I forgive what you have done to me. I love my murderer -- but yours! How can I?


Quote: I forgive what you have done to me. I love my murderer -- but yours! How can I? by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

I forgive what you have done to me. I love my murderer -- but yours! How can I?


Quote: One hoped, and the other despaired: they chose their lots, and were righteously doomed to endure them. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

One hoped, and the other despaired: they chose their lots, and were righteously doomed to endure them.


Quote: No, God won't have the satisfaction that I shall,' he returned. 'I only wish I knew the best way! Let me alone, and I'll plan it out: while I'm thinking of that, I don't feel pain. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

No, God won't have the satisfaction that I shall,' he returned. 'I only wish I knew the best way! Let me alone, and I'll plan it out: while I'm thinking of that, I don't feel pain.


Quote: That brute of a lad has warmed me nicely. Next time, Master Edgar, take the law into your own fists it will give you an appetite! by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

That brute of a lad has warmed me nicely. Next time, Master Edgar, take the law into your own fists it will give you an appetite!


Quote: Yes you had the reason of going to bed with a proud heart and an empty stomach,' said I. 'Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

Yes you had the reason of going to bed with a proud heart and an empty stomach,' said I. 'Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.


Quote: 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? by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

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?


Quote: That is not my Heathcliff. I shall love mine yet; and take him with me: he's in my soul. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

That is not my Heathcliff. I shall love mine yet; and take him with me: he's in my soul.


Quote: I love my murderer -- but yours? How can I? by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

I love my murderer -- but yours? How can I?


Quote: It is astonishing how sociable I feel myself compared with him. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

It is astonishing how sociable I feel myself compared with him.


Quote: I got the sexton, who was digging Linton's grave, to remove the earth off her coffin lid, and I opened it. I thought, once, I would have stayed there, when I saw her face again--it is hers yet--he had hard work to stir me; but he said it would change, if the air blew on it. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of Emily Bronte quote; white text on black background

I got the sexton, who was digging Linton's grave, to remove the earth off her coffin lid, and I opened it. I thought, once, I would have stayed there, when I saw her face again--it is hers yet--he had hard work to stir me; but he said it would change, if the air blew on it.


Quote: Because misery, and degradation, and death, and nothing that God or Satan could inflict would have parted us, you, of your own will did it. I have no 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. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of Emily Bronte quote; white text on black background

Because misery, and degradation, and death, and nothing that God or Satan could inflict would have parted us, you, of your own will did it. I have no 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.


Quote: That is how I'm loved! Well, never mind. That is not my Heathcliff. I shall love mine yet; and take him with me: he's in my soul. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

That is how I'm loved! Well, never mind. That is not my Heathcliff. I shall love mine yet; and take him with me: he's in my soul.


Quote: If you ever looked at me once with what I know is in you, I'd be your slave. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

If you ever looked at me once with what I know is in you, I'd be your slave.


Quote: My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary. 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.


Quote: I have lost the faculty of enjoying their destruction, and I am too idle to destroy for nothing. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

I have lost the faculty of enjoying their destruction, and I am too idle to destroy for nothing.


Quote: I have no pity! I have no pity! The more worms writhe, the more I yearn to crush out their entrails! It is a moral teething, and I grind with greater energy, in proportion to the increase of pain. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

I have no pity! I have no pity! The more worms writhe, the more I yearn to crush out their entrails! It is a moral teething, and I grind with greater energy, in proportion to the increase of pain.


Quote: May you not rest, as long as I am living. You said I killed you -- haunt me, then. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

May you not rest, as long as I am living. You said I killed you -- haunt me, then.


Quote: The entire world is a collection of memoranda that she did exist, and that I have lost her. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

The entire world is a collection of memoranda that she did exist, and that I have lost her.


Quote: I wish I were a girl again, half savage and hardy, and free... Why am I so changed? I'm sure I should be myself were I once among the heather on those hills. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

I wish I were a girl again, half savage and hardy, and free... Why am I so changed? I'm sure I should be myself were I once among the heather on those hills.


Quote: 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. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

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.




Quote: He'll love and hate equally under cover, and esteem it a species of impertinence to loved or hated again. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

He'll love and hate equally under cover, and esteem it a species of impertinence to loved or hated again.


Quote: I pray every night that I may live after him; because I would rather be miserable than that he should be -- that proves I love him better than myself. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

I pray every night that I may live after him; because I would rather be miserable than that he should be -- that proves I love him better than myself.


Quote: How cruel, your veins are full of ice-water and mine are boiling. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

How cruel, your veins are full of ice-water and mine are boiling.


Quote: And, even yet, I dare not let it languish, Dare not indulge in memory's rapturous pain; Once drinking deep of that divinest anguish, How could I seek the empty world again? by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

And, even yet, I dare not let it languish, Dare not indulge in memory's rapturous pain; Once drinking deep of that divinest anguish, How could I seek the empty world again?


Quote: He might as well plant an oak in a flower-pot and expect it to thrive, as imagine he can restore her to vigour in the soil of his shallow cares? by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

He might as well plant an oak in a flower-pot and expect it to thrive, as imagine he can restore her to vigour in the soil of his shallow cares?


Quote: I got the sexton, who was digging Linton's grave, to remove the earth off her coffin lid, and I opened it. I thought, once, I would have stayed there, when I saw her face again -- it is hers yet -- he had hard work to stir me; but he said it would change, if the air blew on it. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of Emily Bronte quote; white text on black background

I got the sexton, who was digging Linton's grave, to remove the earth off her coffin lid, and I opened it. I thought, once, I would have stayed there, when I saw her face again -- it is hers yet -- he had hard work to stir me; but he said it would change, if the air blew on it.


Quote: My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods. Time will changeit,I'mwellaware, aswinterchangesthetrees. My Love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneatha source of little visible delight but necessary. Nelly, I am Heathcliff. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods. Time will changeit,I'mwellaware, aswinterchangesthetrees. My Love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneatha source of little visible delight but necessary. Nelly, I am Heathcliff.


Quote: I understand that most ladies tend to prefer lap dogs.... Perhaps I am an exception. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

I understand that most ladies tend to prefer lap dogs.... Perhaps I am an exception.


Quote: Though earth and man were gone, And suns and universes ceased to be, And Thou wert left alone, Every existence would exist in Thee. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

Though earth and man were gone, And suns and universes ceased to be, And Thou wert left alone, Every existence would exist in Thee.


Quote: 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. by author Emily Bronte overlaid on photo of photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

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.


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