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Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre” Quotes (179 Quotes)


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  • And if I let a gust of wind or a sprinkling of rain turn me aside from these easy tasks, what preparation would such sloth be for the future I propose to myself?
    (Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre")

  • Dread remorse when you are tempted to err, Miss Eyre; remorse is the poison of life.
    (Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre")

  • His chest heaved once, as if his large heart, weary of despotic constriction, had expanded, despite the will, and made a vigorous bound for the attainment of liberty.
    (Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre")

  • I can live alone, if self-respect, and circumstances require me so to do. I need not sell my soul to buy bliss. I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all extraneous delights should be withheld, or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give.
    (Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre")

  • I knew he would soon strike, and while dreading the blow, I mused on the disgusting and ugly appearance of him who would presently deal it.
    (Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre")


  • I think you will learn to be natural with me, as I find it impossible to be conventional with you
    (Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre")

  • It is a happy thing that time quells the longings of vengeance and hushes the promptings of rage and aversion. I had left this woman in bitterness and hate, and I came back to her now with no other emotion than a sort of ruth for her great sufferings, and strong yearning to forget and forgive all injuries - to be reconciled and clasp hands in amity.
    (Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre")

  • My habitual mood of humiliation, self-doubt, forlorn depression, fell damp on the embers of my decaying ire.
    (Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre")

  • Religion called - Angels beckoned - God commanded - life rolled together like a scroll - death's gates opening showed eternity beyond.
    (Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre")

  • Then her soul sat on her lips, and language flowed, from what source I cannot tell.
    (Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre")

  • You are afraid of me, because I talk like a sphinx.
    (Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre")

  • And it is you, spirit--with will and energy, and virtue and purity--that I want, not alone with your brittle frame.
    (Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre")

  • En osaa käyttää minkäänlaista keskitietä. Ollessani tekemisissä omalle luonteelleni täysin vastakkaisten, määräävien ja kovien luonteitten kanssa olen aina joko alistunut nöyrästi tai kapinoinut vimmatusti. Joskus olen nöyrtynyt melkein katkeamispisteeseen saakka, joskus purkautunut kiihkeästi kuin tulivuori.
    (Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre")

  • His idea was still with me, because it was not a vapor sunshine could disperse, nor a sand-traced effigy storms could wash away; it was a name graven on a tablet, fated to last as long as the marble it inscribed. The craving to know what had become of him followed me everywhere.
    (Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre")

  • I could not answer the ceaseless inward question-why I thus suffered; now, at the distance of-I will not say how many years, I see it clearly.
    (Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre")


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