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  • And I am a hard woman, -impossible to put off.
    (Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre")

  • Como é imperfeita a natureza do homem!
    (Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre")

  • He was the first to recognise me, and to love what he saw.
    (Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre")

  • 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 Bronte, "Jane Eyre")

  • I honour endurance, perseverance, industry, talent; because these are the means by which men achieve great ends and mount to lofty eminence. -St.John Rivers
    (Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre")


  • I think that good reads is a good website to check out what book you want to read. Jane Eyre is a very sad book and poignant. It's really sad because she's an orphan and nobody wants her. A woman finds out that she is an orphan and adopts her. Jane treats her as if that were here mother and they get along very beautifully at the end.
    (Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre")

  • It had formerly been my endeavor to study all sides of his character: to take the bad with the good; and from the just weighing of both, to form an equitable judgment. Now I saw no bad. The sarcasm that had repelled, the harshness that had startled me once, were only like keen condiments in a choice dish: their presence was pungent, but their absence would be felt as comparatively insipid.
    (Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre")

  • My future husband was becoming to me my whole world; and more than the world: almost my hope of heaven. He stood between me and every thought of religion, as an eclipse intervenes between man and the broad sun. I could not, in those days, see God for His creature: of whom I had made an idol.
    (Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre")

  • Reader, do you know, as I do, what terror those cold people can put into the ice of their questions? How much of the fall of the avalanche is in their anger? of the breaking up of the frozen sea in their displeasure?
    (Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre")

  • The word book acted as a transient stimulus
    (Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre")

  • Yet, when this cherished volume was now placed in my hand-when I turned over its leaves, and sought in its marvellous pictures the charm I had, till now, never failed to find-all was eerie and dreary; the giants were gaunt goblins, the pigmies malevolent and fearful imps, Gulliver a most desolate wanderer in most dread and dangerous regions. I closed the book, which I dared no longer peruse, and put it on the table, beside the untasted tart.
    (Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre")

  • I believe that creature is a changeling: she is a perfect cabinet of oddities.
    (Charlotte Bronte, "Villette")

  • To speak truth, reader, there is no excellent beauty, no accomplished grace, no refinement, without strength as excellent, as complete, as trustworthy.
    (Charlotte Bronte, "Villette")

  • 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")


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