Friday, March 23, 2018

Anne, Charlotte, Emily

“If she were more perfect, she would be less interesting.” —Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

“It is foolish to wish for beauty. Sensible people never either desire it for themselves or care about it in others. If the mind be but well cultivated, and the heart well disposed, no one ever cares for the exterior.” —Anne Brontë, Agnes Grey

I am not an angel, and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself.” —Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“I wish I were a girl again, half savage and hardy, and free…Why am I so changed?” —Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

“I remembered that the real world was wide, and that a varied field of hopes and fears, of sensations and excitements, awaited those who had the courage to go forth into its expanse, to seek real knowledge of life amidst its perils.” —Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre