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Emily Brontë
“Terror made me cruel . . .”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë
“She burned too bright for this world.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë
“A person who has not done one half his day's work by ten o'clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë
“And I pray one prayer--I repeat it till my tongue stiffens--Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living! 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

Virginia Woolf
“When, however, one reads of a witch being ducked, of a woman possessed by devils, of a wise woman selling herbs, or even of a very remarkable man who had a mother, then I think we are on the track of a lost novelist, a suppressed poet, of some mute and inglorious Jane Austen, some Emily Bronte who dashed her brains out on the moor or mopped and mowed about the highways crazed with the torture that her gift had put her to. Indeed, I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.”
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

“Sensuality does not wear a watch but she always gets to the essential places on time. She is adventurous and not particularly quiet. She was reprimanded in grade school because she couldn’t sit still all day long. She needs to move. She thinks with her body. Even when she goes to the library to read Emily Dickinson or Emily Bronte, she starts reading out loud and swaying with the words, and before she can figure out what is happening, she is asked to leave. As you might expect, she is a disaster at office jobs.

Sensuality has exquisite skin and she appreciates it in others as well. There are other people whose skin is soft and clear and healthy but something about Sensuality’s skin announces that she is alive. When the sun bursts forth in May, Sensuality likes to take off her shirt and feel the sweet warmth of the sun’s rays brush across her shoulder. This is not intended as a provocative gesture but other people are, as usual, upset. Sensuality does not understand why everyone else is so disturbed by her. As a young girl, she was often scolded for going barefoot.

Sensuality likes to make love at the border where time and space change places. When she is considering a potential lover, she takes him to the ocean and watches. Does he dance with the waves? Does he tell her about the time he slept on the beach when he was seventeen and woke up in the middle of the night to look at the moon? Does he laugh and cry and notice how big the sky is?

It is spring now, and Sensuality is very much in love these days. Her new friend is very sweet. Climbing into bed the first time, he confessed he was a little intimidated about making love with her. Sensuality just laughed and said, ‘But we’ve been making love for days.”
J. Ruth Gendler, The Book of Qualities

Emily Brontë
“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.”
Emily Brontë

Emily Brontë
“And from the midst of cheerless gloom
I passed to bright unclouded day.”
Emily Brontë

Emily Brontë
“No coward soul is mine,
No trembler in the world's storm-troubled sphere...”
Emily Brontë

Emily Brontë
“a sound English education corrected in a great measure her French defects;”
Emily Brontë, THE BRONTE SISTERS - The Complete Novels


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