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Emily Bronte Quotes | I cannot live without my soul.

Emily Bronte (1818-1848) was an English novelist and poet, best known for her only novel, "Wuthering Heights." She was born on July 30, 1818, in Thornton, West Yorkshire, England, and was the fifth of six children in the Bronte family. Her siblings included Charlotte Bronte, author of "Jane Eyre," and Anne Bronte, author of "Agnes Grey" and "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall."


Emily Bronte's life was relatively short, and much of it was marked by tragedy and ill health. She and her siblings grew up in a literary household, and their imaginations were nurtured by their father, Patrick Bronte, who was also a writer and clergyman.


"Wuthering Heights," published in 1847 under the pen name Ellis Bell, is considered a classic of English literature and is known for its dark, gothic themes, complex characters, and exploration of passion and revenge. The novel tells the story of the doomed love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, and it explores themes of social class, revenge, and the destructive nature of obsessive love.


Emily Bronte passed away on December 19, 1848, at the age of 30, likely due to tuberculosis, a disease that claimed the lives of many during that era. Despite her short life and limited literary output, her work has had a lasting impact on English literature and continues to be studied and appreciated by readers and scholars around the world.



Emily Bronte Quotes

Here are 50 quotes attributed to Emily Bronte:

1. "Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."

2. "I am Heathcliff! 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."

3. "Terror made me cruel."

4. "I wish I were a girl again, half-savage and hardy, and free."

5. "Be with me always - take any form - drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you!"

6. "If you ever looked at me once with what I know is in you, I would be your slave."

7. "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."

8. "I have not broken your heart - you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine."

9. "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."

10. "I am only yours, Mr. Heathcliff. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."

11. "I cannot express it; but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is or should be an existence of yours beyond you. What were the use of my creation, if I were entirely contained here?"

12. "It is not in him to be loved like me, how can she love in him what he has not?"

13. "If all else perished and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger."

14. "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."

15. "Honest people don't hide their deeds."

16. "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."

17. "He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."

18. "I cannot live without my soul."

19. "I have waited for you with the faith of a wife; I have given you my soul's trust, and you trifle with it."

20. "It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now; so he shall never know how I love him: and that, not because he's handsome, but because he's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."

21. "If all else perished and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger."

22. "I was in heaven and hell, that night, on the hilltop, just before he met me."

23. "Heaven did not seem to be my home; and I broke my heart with weeping to come back to earth; and the angels were so angry that they flung me out into the middle of the heath on the top of Wuthering Heights; where I woke sobbing for joy."

24. "Treachery and violence are spears pointed at both ends; they wound those who resort to them worse than their enemies."

25. "Heathcliff, if I were you, I'd go stretch myself over her grave and die like a faithful dog. The world is surely not worth living in now, is it? You had distinctly impressed on me the idea that Catherine was the whole joy of your life: I can't imagine how you think of surviving her loss."

26. "I have not broken your heart - you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine."

27. "If he loved you with all the power of his soul for a whole lifetime, he couldn't love you as much as I do in a single day."

28. "You said I killed you—haunt me, then! The murdered do haunt their murderers, I believe. I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always—take any form—drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss where I cannot find you."

29. "Heaven did not seem to be my home; and I broke my heart with weeping to come back to earth; and the angels were so angry that they flung me out into the middle of the heath on the top of Wuthering Heights; where I woke sobbing for joy."

30. "If he loved you with all the power of his soul for a whole lifetime, he couldn't love you as much as I do in a single day."

31. "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."

32. "I cannot live without my soul."

33. "I cannot express it; but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is or should be an existence of yours beyond you. What were the use of my creation, if I were entirely contained here?"

34. "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."

35. "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."

36. "I wish I were a girl again, half-savage and hardy, and free."

37. "If all else perished and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger."

38. "Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."

39. "I am Heathcliff! 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."

40. "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 color of my mind."

41. "It is not in him to be loved like me, how can she love in him what he has not?"

42. "I have waited for you with the faith of a wife; I have given you my soul's trust, and you trifle with it."

43. "You and Edgar have broken my heart, Heathcliff! And you both come to bewail the deed to me, as if you were the people to be pitied! I shall not pity you, not I. You have killed me—and thriven on it, I think."

44. "Heaven did not seem to be my home; and I broke my heart with weeping to come back to earth; and the angels were so angry that they flung me out into the middle of the heath on the top of Wuthering Heights; where I woke sobbing for joy."

45. "If you ever looked at me once with what I know is in you, I would be your slave."

46. "If he loved you with all the power of his soul for a whole lifetime, he couldn't love you as much as I do in a single day."

47. "If he were a born devil, and lived to be a hundred years old, he'd not be fit to touch a hair of your head."

48. "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."

49. "Honest people don't hide their deeds."

50. "I have not broken your heart - you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine."


These quotes showcase Emily Bronte's evocative and passionate writing style, often focusing on love, obsession, and the complexities of human emotions as portrayed in her renowned novel "Wuthering Heights."


Emily Bronte Quotes

Here are Emily Bronte quotes categorized based on the themes you've mentioned

**Emily Bronte Quotes About Love:**

1. "Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."

2. "I am Heathcliff! 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."

3. "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."


**Emily Bronte Quotes "He's More Myself:"**

1. "He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."


**Emily Bronte Quotes About #Nature:**

1. "I wish I were a girl again, half-savage and hardy, and free."

2. "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 Bronte Quotes About #Life:**

1. "I have waited for you with the faith of a wife; I have given you my soul's trust, and you trifle with it."

2. "If he were a born devil, and lived to be a hundred years old, he'd not be fit to touch a hair of your head."


**Emily Bronte Quotes from "Wuthering Heights":**

1. "Terror made me cruel."

2. "If you ever looked at me once with what I know is in you, I would be your slave."

3. "Heaven did not seem to be my home; and I broke my heart with weeping to come back to earth; and the angels were so angry that they flung me out into the middle of the heath on the top of Wuthering Heights; where I woke sobbing for joy."


**Emily Bronte Quotes on #Friendship:**

1. "Honest people don't hide their deeds."


**Emily Bronte Quotes About #Death:**

1. "You and Edgar have broken my heart, Heathcliff! And you both come to bewail the deed to me, as if you were the people to be pitied! I shall not pity you, not I. You have killed me—and thriven on it, I think."


**Emily Bronte #Romantic Quotes:**

1. "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 color of my mind."


**Emily Bronte #Poetry Quotes:**

Emily Bronte is primarily known for her novel "Wuthering Heights," and while she wrote poetry, her fame as a poet is often overshadowed by her literary contributions in prose. If you're looking for specific poetry quotes, I can provide a few known lines from her poetry:


1. "The night is darkening round me."

2. "Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;

Lengthen night and shorten day;

Every leaf speaks bliss to me

Fluttering from the autumn tree."


These lines are from Emily Bronte's poetry collection.

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