Today, July 30, is the divine Emily Bronte’s birthday. What a gift she is to the world — her fire, her compassion, her poetry, and the sublime and stormy Wuthering Heights! Gems from Emily to enliven us all:
“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
“I has everything 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.”
“I’ll walk where my own nature would be leading: it vexes me to choose another guide.”
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?”
“I see heaven’s glories shine and faith shines equal.”
“The tyrant grinds down his slaves and they don’t turn against him, they crush those beneath them.”
“I’m tired of being enclosed here. 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.”
“If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results.”
“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.”
“Treachery and violence are spears pointed at both ends; they wound those who resort to them worse than their enemies.”
“She burned too bright for this world.”
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I love all things Emily.
Yes, Emily is a wonder! The more of her writing I read,
the more I marvel at her mysterious gift for words.
A nature lover! Puts me in mind of one of my favorite poets Emily Dickinson.
Yes, Emily is also a favorite of mine — she’s a wonder!”