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Charlotte Brontë Quote: “Monsieur, sit down; listen to me. I am not a heathen, I am not hard-hearted, I am not unchristian, I am not dangerous, as they tell you; I would not trouble your faith; you believe in God and Christ and the Bible, and so do I.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “That to begin with; let respect be the foundation, affection the first floor, love the superstructure.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy: its after-flavour, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “Men, in general, are a sort of scum, very different to anything of which you have an idea.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “Poverty, for me, is synonymous with degradation.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “I am always easy of belief when the creed pleases me.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “What the deuce is to do now?”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “Oh, I am not going to die, am I? He will not separate us, we have been so happy.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “Good fortune opens the hand as well as the heart wonderfully; and to give somewhat when we have largely received, but to afford a vent to the unusual ebullition of the sensations.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “I could not help it: the restlessness was in my nature; it agitated me to pain sometimes.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “I have little left in myself – I must have you. The world may laugh – may call me absurd, selfish – but it does not signify. My very soul demands you: it will be satisfied, or it will take deadly vengeance on its frame.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “While I loved, and while I was loved, what an existence I enjoyed!”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “Talented people almost always know full well the excellence that is in them.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “There is nothing I fear so much as idleness, the want of occupation, inactivity, the lethargy of the faculties; when the body is idle, the spirit suffers painfully.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “A waft of wind came sweeping down the laurel-walk, and trembled through the boughs of the chestnut: it wandered away-away-to an indefinite distance-it died. The nightingale’s song was then the only voice of the hour: in listening to it, I again wept.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “The writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he is not always master – something that, at times, strangely wills and works for itself.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “The negation of severe suffering was the nearest approach to happiness I expected to know. Besides, I seemed to hold two lives – the life of thought, and that of reality.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “The charm of variety there was not, nor the excitement of incident; but I liked peace so well, and sought stimulus so little, that when the latter came I almost felt it a disturbance, and rather still wished it had held aloof.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “If he does go, the change will be doleful. Suppose he should be absent spring, summer, and autumn: how joyless sunshine and fine days will seem!”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “I think you will learn to be natural with me, as I find it impossible to be conventional with you.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “But afterwards, is there nothing more for me in life – no true home – nothing to be dearer to me than myself?”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “Oh madam, when you put bread and cheese, instead of burnt porridge, into these children’s mouths, you may indeed feed their vile bodies, but you little think how you starve their immortal souls!”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “They will both be happy, and I do not grudge them their bliss; but I groan under my own misery: some of my suffering is very acute. Truly, I ought not to have been born: they should have smothered me at first cry.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “Propensities and principles must be reconciled by some means.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “Adversity is a good school.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “No severe or prolonged bodily illness followed this incident of the red-room: it only gave my nerves a shock, of which I feel the reverberation to this day.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “To see and know the worst is to take from Fear her main advantage.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “I both wished and feared to see Mr. Rochester on the day which followed this sleepless night. I wanted to hear his voice again, yet feared to meet his eye.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “True enthusiasm is a fine feeling whose flash I admire where-ever I see it.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “I can only say with deeper sincerity and fuller significance what I have always said in theory Wait God’s will.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “Old maids like the houseless and unemployed poor, should not ask for a place and an occupation in the world: the demand disturbs the happy and the rich.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “Novelists should never allow themselves to weary of the study of real life.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “Reader, I literally married him.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “You, Jane, I must have you for my own – entirely my own.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “Your station is in my heart, and on the necks of those who would insult you.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “Children can feel, but they cannot analyse their feelings; and if the analysis is partially effected in thought, they know not how to express the result of the process in words.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “This is a terrible hour, but it is often that darkest point which precedes the rise of day; that turn of the year when the icy January wind carries over the waste at once the dirge of departing winter, and the prophecy of coming spring.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “Nervous alarms should always be communicated, that they may be dissipated.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “Writers cannot choose their own mood: with them it is not always hide-tide, nor – thank Heaven! – always Storm.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “There are not unfrequently substantial reasons underneath for customs that appear to us absurd; and if I were ever again to find myself amongst strangers, I should be solicitous to examine before I condemned.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “Too often do reviewers remind us of the mob of Astrologers, Chaldeans, and Soothsayers gathered before ‘the writing on the wall’ and unable to read the characters or make known the interpretation.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “Fortune is proverbially called changeful, yet her caprice often takes the form of repeating again and again a similar stroke of luck in the same quarter.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “When his first-born was put into his arms, he could see that the boy had inherited his own eyes, as they once were – large, brilliant, and black.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “I doubt if I have made the best use of all my calamities. Soft, amiable natures they would have refined to saintliness; of strong, evil spirits they would have made demons; as for me, I have only been a woe-struck and selfish woman.”
Charlotte Brontë Quote: “As far as my experience of matrimony goes – I think it tends to draw you out of, and away from yourself.”
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