Emily Jane Brontë was an English novelist and poet who is best known for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic of English literature. Profoundly inspirational Emily Bronte quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.
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Famous Emily Bronte Quotes
You know that I could as soon forget you as my existence!
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.
Time brought resignation and a melancholy sweeter than common joy.
He’ll love and hate equally under cover, and esteem it as a species of impertinence to love or hate again.
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 no power to feel for him.
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.
Your presence is a moral poison that would contaminate the most virtuous.
I have dreamt in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas, they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.
Hush, my darling! Hush, hush, Catherine! I’ll stay. If he shot me so, I’d expire with a blessing on my lips.
A person who has not done one half his day work by ten o clock runs a chance of leaving the other half undone.
A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.
You fight against that devil for love as long as you may, when the time comes, not all the angels in heaven shall save him.
Honest people don’t hide their deeds.
I’m not going to act the lady among you, for fear I should starve.
You fight against that devil for love as long as you may; when the time comes, not all the angels in heaven shall save him!
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.
A good heart will help you to a bonny face, my lad and a bad one will turn the bonniest into something worse than ugly.
I cannot live without my life. I cannot live without my soul.
And I pray one prayer–I repeat it till my tongue stiffens–Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living! You said I killed you–haunt me, then!…Be with me always–take any form–drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you!
Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same
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.
They forgot everything the minute they were together again.
Inspirational Emily Bronte Quotes
He shall never know I love him: and that, not because he’s handsome, but because he’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made out of, his and mine are the same.
I ‘never told my love’ vocally; still, if looks have language, the merest idiot might have guessed I was over head and ears.
Be with me always – take any form – drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul!
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.
I have to remind myself to breathe- almost to remind my heart to beat.
As different as a moonbeam from lightning, or frost from fire.
Treachery and violence are spears pointed at both ends; they wound those who resort to them worse than their enemies.
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.
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 color of my mind.
She burned too bright for this world.
If you ever looked at me once with what I know is in you, I would be your slave.
If I had caused the cloud, it was my duty to make an effort to dispel it.
I have not broken your heart – you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine.
You must forgive me, for I struggled only for you.
People feel with their hearts, Ellen: and since he has destroyed mine, I have no power to feel for him.
You have left me so long to struggle against death, alone, that I feel and see only death! I feel like death!
Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.
Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.
No coward soul is mine, no trembler in the world’s storm troubled sphere.
I hate him for himself, but despise him for the memories he revives.
Terror made me cruel . . .
It was not the thorn bending to the honeysuckles, but the honeysuckles embracing the thorn.
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.
You must forgive me, I have struggled only for you.
And from the midst of cheerless gloom I passed to bright unclouded day.
I wish I were a girl again, half-savage and hardy and free. 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.
I am not going to act the lady among you, for fear I should starve.
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.
Existence, after losing her, would be hell.