Emily Brontë is one of several amazing writers born in July and is best known for her only published novel Wuthering Heights. When first published in 1847, the novel appeared in three volumes under the pen name Ellis Bell. In fact, Brontë’s name did not appear until 1850. Although most know her as the author of Wuthering Heights and Charlotte Brontë’s younger sister, Emily Brontë began her writing career as a poet and published many poems before her young death at age 30. In honor of her birthday on July 30th, we are sharing a menagerie of Ms. Brontë’s wise and witty words.
Quotes from Wuthering Heights
I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.
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Treachery and violence are spears pointed at both ends; they wound those who resort to them worse than their enemies.
Stanzas from Emily Brontë Poems
But long or short though life may be
‘Tis nothing to eternity
We part below to meet on high
Where blissful ages never dies
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So…what is your favorite Emily Brontë quote? Have you read Wuthering Heights? Let us know in the comments! |RL
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