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“You know that I could as soon forget you as my existence!”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
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“I wish you had sincerity enough to tell me whether Catherine would suffer greatly from his loss: the fear that she would restrains me. And there you see the distinction between our feelings: had he been in my place and I in his, though I hated him with a hatred that turned my life to gall, I never would have raised a hand against him. You may look incredulous, if you please! I never would have banished him from her society as long as she desired his. The moment her regard ceased, I could have torn his heart out, and drunk his blood! But, till then - if you don't believe me, you don't know me - till then, I would have died by inches before I touched a single hair of his head!”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“You loved me-then what right had you to leave me? What right-answer me-for the poor fancy you felt for Linton? Because misery and degradation, and death, and nothing that God or Satan could inflict would have parted us, you, of your own will, did it. I have not broken your heart- you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine."
~Heathcliff”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“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, Wuthering Heights
“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“Time brought resignation and a melancholy sweeter than common joy.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“I'll be as dirty as I please, and I like to be dirty, and I will be dirty!”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“I wish I were a girl again, half savage and hardy, and free... Why am I so changed? I'm sure I should be myself were I once among the heather on those hills.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“Kiss me again, but don't let me see your eyes! I forgive what you have done to me. I love my murderer--but yours! How can I?”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“In the first place, his startling likeness to Catherine, connected him fearfully with her. That, however, which you may suppose the most potent to arrest my imagination, is actually the least – for what is not connected with her to me? and what does not recall her? I cannot look down to this floor, but her features are shaped on the flags! In every cloud, in every tree – filling the air at night, and caught by glimpses in every object, by day I am surrounded with her image! The most ordinary faces of men, and women – my own features mock me with a resemblance. The entire world is a dreadful collection of memoranda that she did exist, and that I have lost her!”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“Because misery, and degradation, and death, and nothing that God or Satan could inflict would have parted us, you, of your own will did it. I have no broken your heart - you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine. So much the worse for me that I am strong.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“It is for God to punish wicked people; we should learn to forgive.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“I hate him for himself, but despise him for the memories he revives.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“Oh, Cathy! Oh, my life! how can I bear it?" was the first sentence he uttered, in a tone that did not seek to disguise his despair. And now he stared at her so earnestly that I thought the very intensity of his gaze would bring tears into his eyes; but they burned with anguish: they did not melt.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“The thing that irks me most is this shattered prison, after all. I'm tired, tired of being enclosed here. 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.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“If I were in heaven, Nelly, I should be extremely miserable."
"Because you are not fit to go there," I answered. "All sinners would be miserable in heaven.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“I lingered round them, under that benign sky; watched the moths fluttering among the heath and hare-bells; listened to the soft wind breathing through the grass; and wondered how anyone could ever imagine unquiet slumbers for the sleepers in that quiet earth.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“How strange! I thought, though everybody hated and despised each other, they could not avoid loving me.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“I pray every night that I may live after him; because I would rather be miserable than that he should be — that proves I love him better than myself.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“May you not rest, as long as I am living. You said I killed you - haunt me, then.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“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 colour of my mind.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“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!”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“What kind of living will it be when you - Oh, God! Would you like to live with your soul in the grave?”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“Hush, my darling! Hush, hush, Catherine! I'll stay. If he shot me so, I'd expire with a blessing on my lips.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“By this curious turn of disposition I have gained the reputation of deliberate heartlessness; how undeserved, I alone can appreciate.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“Existence, after losing her, would be hell”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“How cruel, your veins are full of ice-water and mine are boiling.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“Yet I was a fool to fancy for a moment that she valued Edgar Linton's attachment more than mine -- If he love with all the powers of his puny being, he couldn't love as much in eighty years, as I could in a day. And Catherine has a heart as deep as I have; the sea could be as readily contained in that horse-trough, as her whole affection be monopolized by him -- Tush! He is scarcely a degree dearer to her than her dog, or her horse -- It is not in him to be loved like me, how can she love in him what he has not?”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“I have lost the faculty of enjoying their destruction, and I am too idle to destroy for nothing.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

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