Wuthering Heights Quotes

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Helen Fielding
“It struck me as pretty ridiculous to be called Mr. Darcy and to stand on your own looking snooty at a party. It's like being called Heathcliff and insisting on spending the entire evening in the garden, shouting "Cathy" and banging your head against a tree.”
Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones's Diary

Emily Brontë
“My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it, I'm well aware, as winter changes the trees. My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary. Nelly, I am Healthcliff! He's always, always in my mind: not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself, but as my own being.”
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

Emily Brontë
“I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë
“How strange! I thought, though everybody hated and despised each other, they could not avoid loving me.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë
“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

Emily Brontë
“He's always, always in my mind — not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself — but as my own being.”
Emily Brontë

Marlon Brando
“I had to read Wuthering Heights for English and I never enjoyed a book in all my life as much as that one.”
Marlon Brando, Songs My Mother Taught Me

Emily Brontë
“I'd be glad of a retaliation that wouldn't recoil on myself; but treachery and violence are spears pointed at both ends: they wound those who resort to them, worse than their enemies.”
Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë
“He might as well plant an oak in a flowerpot, and expect it to thrive, as imagine he can restore her to vigour in the soil of his shallow cares!”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Marisha Pessl
“...I couldn't let go of the thought that it had, in fact, been he, restless and moody Heathcliff. Day after day, he floated through all the Wal-Marts in America, searching for me in a million lonely aisles.”
Marisha Pessl, Special Topics in Calamity Physics

Jasper Fforde
“I was on HPD--Heathcliff Protection Duty--in Wuthering Heights for two years, and believe me, the ProCaths tried everything. I personally saved him from assassination eight times.”
Jasper Fforde, Lost in a Good Book

Emily Brontë
“The intense horror of nightmare came over me: I tried to draw back my arm, but the hand clung to it, and a most melancholy voice sobbed, 'Let me in - let me in!' 'Who are you?' I asked, struggling, meanwhile, to disengage myself. 'Catherine Linton,' it replied, shiveringly (why did I think of LINTON? I had read EARNSHAW twenty times for Linton) - 'I'm come home: I'd lost my way on the moor!' As it spoke, I discerned, obscurely, a child's face looking through the window.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Jean Webster
“What do you think is my favourite book? Just now, I mean; I change every three days. "Wuthering Heights." Emily Bronte was quite young when she wrote it, and had never been outside of Haworth churchyard. She had never known any men in her life; how could she imagine a man like Heathcliff?

I couldn't do it, and I'm quite young and never outside the John Grier Asylum - I've had every chance in the world. Sometimes a dreadful fear comes over me that I'm not a genius. Will you be awfully disappointed, Daddy, if I don't turn out to be a great author?”
Jean Webster, Daddy-Long-Legs

Emily Brontë
“Nay, you'll be ashamed of me everyday of your life," he answered; "and the more ashamed, the more you know me; and I cannot bide it.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë
“But there's this one difference: one is gold put to the use of paving-stones, and the other is tin polished to ape a service of silver. Mine has nothing valuable about it; yet I shall have the merit of making it go as far as such poor stuff can go. His had first-rate qualities, and they are lost, rendered worst than unavailing.”
Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

Jasper Fforde
“Who do readers expect to see when they pick up this book? Who has won the Most Troubled Romantic Lead at the BookWorld Awards seventy-seven times in a row? Me. All me.”
Jasper Fforde, The Well of Lost Plots

Emily Brontë
“Joseph is the wearisomest and self-righteous Pharisee who ever ransacked the Bible to rake the promises to himself and fling the curses on his neighbor.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Eileen Favorite
“Choosing between day and night. Edgar and Heathcliff.”
Eileen Favorite, The Heroines

Emily Brontë
“He had been content with daily labour and rough animal enjoyments, 'till Catherine crossed his path. Shame at her scorn, and hope of her approval, were his first prompts to higher pursuits; and, instead of guarding him from one and winning him to the other, his endeavors to raise himself had produced just the contrary result.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë
“Wish and learn to smooth away the surly wrinkles, to raise your lids frankly, and change the fiends to confident, innocent angels, suspecting and doubting nothing, and always seeing friends where they are not sure of foes.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë
“It is astonishing how sociable I feel myself compared with him.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Jasper Fforde
“I also read about Heathcliff's unexpected three-year career in Hollywood under the name Buck Stallion and his eventual return to the pages of Wuthering Heights.”
Jasper Fforde, Lost in a Good Book

Elizabeth Hardwick
“There is nothing quite like this novel with its rage and ragings, its discontent and angry restlessness. Wuthering Heights is a virgin's story.”
Elizabeth Hardwick, Seduction and Betrayal: Women and Literature

Emily Brontë
“Winter is not here yet. There’s a little flower, up yonder, the last bud from the multitude of bluebells that clouded those turf steps in July with a lilac mist. Will you clamber up and pluck it to show papa?”
Emily Brontë

Emily Brontë
“Living among clowns and misanthropists, she probably cannot appreciate a better class of people when she meets them.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë
“powiedziałam mu, że jego niebo byłoby mdłe i nudne, a on odparł, że moje byłoby pijane.”
Emily Brontë

Charlotte Brontë
“Uma forma humana animada de sopro demoníaco — um espírito necrófago, um gênio do mal, um Afrita.”
Charlotte Brontë

Emily Brontë
“Quanto mais se contorcem os vermes, mais vontade eu sinto de esmagá-los! É uma compulsão moral; e esmago-os cada vez com mais força, à medida que a dor aumenta.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë
“Nelly, there is a strange change approaching; I'm in its shadow at present. I take so little interest in my daily life that I hardly remember to eat and drink.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

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