Bronte Sisters Quotes

Quotes tagged as "bronte-sisters" (showing 1-10 of 10)
François Truffaut
“But the cinephile is … a neurotic! (That’s not a pejorative term.) The Bronte sisters were neurotic, and it’s because they were neurotic that they read all those books and became writers. The famous French advertising slogan that says, “When you love life, you go to the movies,” it’s false! It’s exactly the opposite: when you don’t love life, or when life doesn’t give you satisfaction, you go to the movies.”
François Truffaut

Anne Brontë
“What a fool you must be," said my head to my heart, or my sterner to my softer self.”
Anne Brontë, Agnes Grey

Catherine Lowell
“I call that creativity," Orville said. "The purpose of literature is to teach you how to THINK, not how to be practical. Learning to discover the connective tissue between seemingly unrelated events is the only way we are equipped to understand patterns in the real world.”
Catherine Lowell, The Madwoman Upstairs

Emily Brontë
“The wind I hear it sighing, with autumn's saddest sound; withered leaves all thick are lying, as spring-flowers on the ground. This dark night has won me to wander far away; old feelings gather fast upon me.”
Emily Brontë, The Complete Poems of Emily Bronte Volume 1

Elizabeth Gaskell
“[Charlotte Brontë] once told her sisters that they were wrong - even morally wrong - in making their heroines beautiful as a matter of course. They replied that it was impossible to make a heroine interesting on any other terms. Her answer was, 'I will prove to you that you are wrong; I will show you a heroine as plain and as small as myself, who shall be as interesting as any of yours.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, The Life of Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte Brontë
“Here pause: pause at once. There is enough said. Trouble no quiet, kind heart; leave sunny imaginations hope. Let it be theirs to conceive the delight of joy born again fresh out of great terror, the rapture of rescue from peril, the wondrous reprieve from dread, the fruition of return. Let them picture union and a happy succeeding life. 

Madame Beck prospered all the days of her life; so did Père Silas; Madame Walravens fulfilled her ninetieth year before she died. Farewell.”
Charlotte Brontë, Villette

Charlotte Brontë
“Here pause: pause at once. There is enough said. Trouble no quiet, kind heart; leave sunny imaginations hope. Let ir be their to conceive the delight of joy born again fresh out of great terror, the rapture of rescue from peril, the wondrous reprieve from dread, the fruition of return. Let them picture union and a happy succeeding life.

Madame Beck prospered all the days of her life; so did Père Silas; Madame Walravens fulfulled her ninetieth year before she died. Farewell.”
Charlotte Brontë, Villette

Charlotte Brontë
“Of these death-white realms I formed an idea of my own: shadowy, like all the half-comprehended notions that float dim through children’s brains, but strangely impressive.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë
“The first day of January always presents to my mind a train of very solemn and important reflections and a question more easily asked than answered frequently occurs viz: How have I improved the past year and with [what] good intentions do I view the dawn of its successor?”
Charlotte Brontë, Lettere

Charlotte Brontë
“Women read men more truly than men read women. I’ll prove that in a magazine paper some day when I have time; only it will never be inserted. It will be ‘declined with thanks,’ and left for me at the publisher’s.”
Charlotte Brontë