118 Total Quotes

Emily Bronte Quotes

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
Emily Bronte,
#British Novelist

If you are cast in a different mould to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it.
Emily Bronte,
#British Novelist

Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy: its after-flavor, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned.
Emily Bronte,
#Revenge

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!
Emily Bronte,
#Believe

Vain are the thousand creeds that move men's hearts, unutterably vain, worthless as wither'd weeds
Emily Bronte,
#Creeds

You know full well as I do the value of sisters' affections: There is nothing like it in this world.
Emily Bronte,
#British Novelist #Affection

But he that dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose.
Emily Bronte,
#British Novelist

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
Emily Bronte,
#British Novelist #Mind

But this I know; the writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he is not always master / something that at times strangely wills and works for itself. If the result be attractive, the World will praise you, who little deserve praise; if it be repulsive, the same World will blame you, who almost as little deserve blame.
Emily Bronte,
#Creative

If all the world hated you, and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved you, and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.
Emily Bronte,
#British Novelist

The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed
Emily Bronte,
#Dreams

Oh, I am very weary, Though tears no longer flow; My eyes are tired of weeping, My heart is sick of woe.
Emily Bronte,
#British Novelist #Eyes

My soul is awakened, my spirit is soaring.
Emily Bronte,
#Soul

There is always a "but" in this imperfect world.
Emily Bronte,
#British Novelist

Keep guard over your eyes and ears as the inlets of your heart, and over your lips as the outlets, lest they betray you in a moment of unwariness.
Emily Bronte,
#Eyes

Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves.
Emily Bronte,
#British Novelist

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
Emily Bronte,
#English Novelist

Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs.
Emily Bronte,
#British Novelist

Oh! dreadful is the check - intense the agony - / When the ear begins to hear, and the eye begins to see; / When the pulse begins to throb, the brain to think again; / The soul to feel the flesh, and the flesh to feel the chain.
Emily Bronte,
#Agony

Reason sits firm and holds the reins, and she will not let the feelings burst away and hurry her to wild chasms. The passions may rage furiously, like true heathens, as they are; and the desires may imagine all sorts of vain things: but judgment shall still have the last word in every argument, and the casting vote in every decision.
Emily Bronte,
#Reason

I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
Emily Bronte,
#British Novelist

True enthusiasm is a fine feeling whose flash I admire where-ever I see it.
Emily Bronte,
#British Novelist

Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree
Emily Bronte,
#Autumn

There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.
Emily Bronte,
#Arts And Artists

It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility; they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it
Emily Bronte,
#Action

I don't call you handsome, sir, though I love you most dearly: far too dearly to flatter you. Don't flatter me.
Emily Bronte,
#British Novelist #I Love You