20 of the Best WUTHERING HEIGHTS Quotes

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Craving some dark and twisted romance? Take a moment to enjoy these sumptuous Wuthering Heights quotes from the queen of seductively destructive relationships, Emily Brontë. 

20 of the Best Wuthering Heights Quotes

Tainted Love

“I have not broken your heart—you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine.”

“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same; and Linton’s is as different as a moonbeam from lightening, or frost from fire.”

“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.”

“It was not the thorn bending to the honeysuckles, but the honeysuckles embracing the thorn.”

“He wanted all to lie in an ecstasy of peace; I wanted all to sparkle and dance in a glorious jubilee. I said his heaven would be only half alive; and he said mine would be drunk: I said I should fall asleep in his; and he said he could not breathe in mine.”

“I hate him for himself, but despise him for the memories he revives.”

“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!”

“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.”

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

Death and Mourning

“The entire world is a collection of memoranda that she did exist, and that I have lost her.”

“Any relic of the dead is precious, if they were valued living.”

“Time brought resignation and a melancholy sweeter than common joy.”

Words of Wisdom

“Honest people don’t hide their deeds.” 

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

“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.”

“We must be for ourselves in the long run; the mild and generous are only more justly selfish than the domineering.”

“I’ll be as dirty as I please, and I like to be dirty, and I will be dirty!”

Wild Girls for the Win

“She was a wild, wicked slip of a girl. She burned too bright for this world.”

“I wish I were a girl again, half-savage and hardy, and free.” 

“I have dreamt in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.”

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