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Emily Brontë

  • All my life's bliss is in the grave with thee.

    • Emily Brontë,
    • "Remembrance," Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell ()
  • Love is like the wild rose-briar; / Friendship like the holly-tree. / The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, / But which will bloom most constantly?

    • Emily Brontë,
    • "Love and Friendship," Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell ()
  • The tyrant grinds down his slaves and they don't turn against him, they crush those beneath them.

  • I cannot live without my life!

  • 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.

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

  • My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath — a source of little visible delight, but necessary. Nelly, 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 ...

  • 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.

  • I'll walk where my own nature would be leading: / It vexes me to choose another guide ...

    • Emily Brontë,
    • in Charlotte Brontë, ed., "Selections From the Literary Remains of Ellis and Acton Bell," memorial edition of Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey ()
  • No coward soul is mine ...

    • Emily Brontë,
    • in Charlotte Brontë, ed., "Selections From the Literary Remains of Ellis and Acton Bell," memorial edition of Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey ()
  • Yet my heart loves December's smile / As much as July's golden beam; / Then let us sit and watch the while / The blue ice curdling on the stream.

    • Emily Brontë,
    • poem XXI, in Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, and Anne Brontë, Poems ()
  • The night is darkening around me ...

    • Emily Brontë,
    • 1837, in Clement Shorter, ed., The Complete Poems of Emily Brontë ()
  • Sleep brings no joy to me, / Remembrance never dies ...

    • Emily Brontë,
    • 1837, in Clement Shorter, ed., The Complete Poems of Emily Brontë ()
  • I dreamt one dark and stormy night / When winter winds were wild ...

    • Emily Brontë,
    • 1837, in Clement Shorter, ed., The Complete Poems of Emily Brontë ()
  • Summer skies will come again, / But thou wilt not be there.

    • Emily Brontë,
    • 1837, in Clement Shorter, ed., The Complete Poems of Emily Brontë ()
  • O transient voyager of heaven! / O silent sign of winter skies!

    • Emily Brontë,
    • 1837, in Clement Shorter, ed., The Complete Poems of Emily Brontë ()
  • If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results.

    • Emily Brontë,
    • 1850, in Bertha W. Smith and Virginia C. Lincoln, eds., The Writing Art ()
  • If you will send for a doctor, I will see him now.

    • Emily Brontë,
    • in Laura Ward, ed., Famous Last Words ()
  • I gazed upon the cloudless moon, / And loved her all the night, / Till morning came and radiant noon, / And I forgot her light --

    • Emily Brontë,
    • "To A.G.A.," in Janet Gezari, The Complete Poems of Emily Brontë ()

Emily Brontë, English writer, poet

(1818 - 1848)

Emily Jane Brontë sometimes used the pseudonym Ellis Bell; Anne Brontë used Acton Bell, and Charlotte Brontë used Currer Bell.