The Best Emily Bronte quotes

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Emily Bronte is one of the most famous authors in history, though she only wrote one book in her lifetime. Wuthering Heights is a classic novel that is still widely read and studied today. However, little is known about Emily herself, since she lived a very private life. In this blog post, we will explore the life and work of Emily Bronte. We will learn about her family and upbringing, and discuss why her book has had such a lasting impact on literature.

Here are the most known Soul, Feelings, Life, Earth, Heart quotes from Emily Bronte, and much more.


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About Emily Bronte

birth of the author

30 July 1818

death of the author

19 December 1848

occupation of the author

Poet, Governess

country of the author


country of the author


education of the author

Cowan Bridge School, Lancashire

date of the author


genre of the author

Fiction, Poetry

movement of the author

Literary Movement:
Romantic Period

award of the author

Notable Works:
Wuthering Heights


He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. — Emily Bronte

No coward soul is mine. — Emily Bronte

He shall never know how I love him: and that, not because he’s handsome, Nelly, but because he is more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. — Emily Bronte

No coward soul is mine, No trembler in the world’s storm–troubled sphere. — Emily Bronte

he s more myself than i am whatever our souls are made of his and mine are the same Emily Bronte quote

What kind of living will it be when you–Oh, God! Would you like to live with your soul in the grave? — Emily Bronte

I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul! — Emily Bronte

That is how I’m loved! Well, never mind. That is not my Heathcliff. I shall love mine yet; and take him with me: he’s in my soul. — Emily Bronte

Be with me always–take any form–drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul! — Emily Bronte

Yes, as my swift days near their goal, ’tis all that I implore: In life and death a chainless soul, with courage to endure. — Emily Bronte

no coward soul is mine Emily Bronte quote

I went about my house hold duties, convinced that the Grange had but one sensible soul in its walls, and that lodged in my body. — Emily Brontë

He turned, as he spoke, a peculiar look in her direction, a look of hatred unless he has a most perverse set of facial muscles that will not, like those of other people, interpret the language of his soul. — Emily Bronte

Terror made me cruel . . . — Emily Brontë

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. — Emily Bronte


Shall Earth no more inspire thee, Thou lonely dreamer now? — Emily Bronte

shall earth no more inspire thee thou lonely dreamer now Emily Bronte quote

Though earth and man were gone, And suns and universes ceased to be, And Thou wert left alone, Every existence would exist in Thee. — Emily Bronte

Earth reserves no blessing For the unblessed of Heaven! — Emily Bronte

Wondered how anyone could ever imagine unquiet slumbers, for the sleepers in that quiet earth. — Emily Bronte

What was Emily Brontë famous for?

Emily Brontë was an English novelist and poet who wrote a single novel, Wuthering Heights , a highly imaginative work of passion and hate set on the Yorkshire moors.

It received terrible reviews when first published but came to be considered one of the finest novels in the English language. .

A heaven so clear, an earth so calm, So sweet, so soft, so hushed an air; And, deepening still the dreamlike charm, Wild moor–sheep feeding everywhere. — Emily Bronte

It is strange people should be so greedy, when they are alone in the world. — Emily Bronte

earth reserves no blessing for the unblessed of heaven Emily Bronte quote

Honest people don’t hide their deeds. — Emily Bronte


It is astonishing how sociable I feel myself compared with him. — Emily Bronte

You have left me so long to struggle against death, alone, that I feel and see only death! I feel like death! — Emily Bronte

I gave him my heart, and he took and pinched it to death; and flung it back to me. People feel with their hearts, Ellen, and since he has destroyed mine, I have not power to feel for him. — Emily Bronte

If you ever looked at me once with what I know is in you, I’d be your slave. — Emily Bronte

it is astonishing how sociable i feel myself compared with him Emily Bronte quote

She burned too bright for this world. — Emily Bronte

I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. — Emily Bronte

Redundant Thematics

In Emily Bronte Statements



Nay, you’ll be ashamed of me everyday of your life,’ he answered; ‘and the more ashamed, the more you know me; and I cannot bide it. — Emily Bronte

I’ve dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after. — Emily Bronte

You know, I’ve had a bitter, hard life since I last heard your voice and if I’ve survived it’s all because of you. — Emily Bronte

i ve dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after Emily Bronte quote

You have been compelled to cultivate your reflective faculties, for want of occasions for frittering your life away in silly trifles. — Emily Bronte

The clock strikes off the hollow half–hours of all the life that is left to you, one by one. — Emily Bronte

I take so little interest in my daily life, that I hardly remember to eat and drink. — Emily Bronte

Still let my tyrants know, I am not doomed to wear Year after year in gloom, and desolate despair; A messenger of Hope comes every night to me, And offers for short life, eternal liberty. — Emily Bronte

I have dreamed 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. — Emily Bronte

i take so little interest in my daily life that i hardly remember to eat and drink Emily Bronte quote

You know that I could as soon forget you as my existence! — Emily Bronte

Hereafter she is only my sister in name; not because I disown her, but because she has disowned me. — Emily Bronte

Oh, for the time when I shall sleep Without identity. — Emily Bronte

I cannot express it: but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is, or should be, an existence of yours beyond you. — Emily Bronte

Any relic of the dead is precious, if they were valued living. — Emily Bronte

you know that i could as soon forget you as my existence Emily Bronte quote


A good heart will help you to a bonny face, my lad and a bad one will turn the bonniest into something worse than ugly. — Emily Bronte

I have to remind myself to breathe––almost to remind my heart to beat! — Emily Bronte

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

I gave him my heart, and he took and pinched it to death; and flung it back to me. — Emily Bronte

Vain are the thousand creeds That move men’s hearts, unutterably vain; Worthless as withered weeds, Or idlest froth amid the boundless main. — Emily Bronte

i have to remind myself to breathe almost to remind my heart to beat Emily Bronte quote

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