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Quotations From EMILY JANE BRONTË


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  • 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.
    Emily Brontë (1818-1848), British novelist, poet. Nelly, in Wuthering Heights, ch. 7 (1847). Speaking to Heathcliff.

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  • Any relic of the dead is precious, if they were valued living.
    Emily Brontë (1818-1848), British novelist, poet. Ellen Dean, in Wuthering Heights, ch. 13 (1847). Said of a letter she has received from Isabella, unhappily married to Heathcliff.
  • Having levelled my palace, don't erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home.
    Emily Brontë (1818-1848), British novelist, poet. Catherine, in Wuthering Heights, ch. 11 (1847). Said to Heathcliff, who had accused her of treating him impersonally.

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  • The tyrant grinds down his slaves and they don't turn against him, they crush those beneath them.
    Emily Brontë (1818-1848), British novelist, poet. Heathcliff, in Wuthering Heights, ch. 11 (1847).
  • 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.
    Emily Brontë (1818-1848), British novelist, poet. Mr. Lockwood, in Wuthering Heights, ch. 3 (1847).
  • Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.
    Emily Brontë (1818-1848), British novelist, poet. Nelly, in Wuthering Heights, ch. 7 (1847).

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