Forget Her Severity

“Would you not be happier if you tried to forget her severity, together with the passionate emotions it excited? Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs.” Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Living Soul

“If you don’t love another living soul, then you’ll never be disappointed.” Charlotte Bronte

Strange Sensation

“It is a very strange sensation to inexperience youth to feel itself quite alone the world, cut adrift from every connection, uncertain whether the port to which it is bound can be reached, and prevented by many impediments from returning to that it has quitted. The charm of adventure sweetens that sensation, the glow of pride warms it; but then the throb of fear disturbs it; and fear with me became predominant when half an hour elapsed, and still I was alone.” Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

More Potent

“Oh! that gentleness! how far more potent is it than force!” Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Solitude is Sadness

“But solitude is sadness.’

‘Yes; it is sadness. Life, however, has worse than that. Deeper than melancholy lies heart-break.” Villette by Charlotte Bronte

Talented People

“Talented people almost always know full well the excellence that is in them.” Quote from a letter by Charlotte Bronte

Ever Sounds To Me

“No mockery in the world ever sounds to me as hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness. Happiness is not a potato, to be planted in mould, and tilled with manure.” – Charlotte Bronte

Peace of Mind

“I envy you your peace of mind, your clean conscience, your unpolluted memory. Little girl, a memory without blot of contamination must be an exquisite treasure-an inexhaustible source of pure refreshment: is it not?” Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte