Wuthering Heights Key Quotes

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Wuthering Heights Key Quotes

  • 'A suitable pair to divide the desolation between us. A capital fellow!'
  • 'Reflected splendidly both light and heat' 'oatcakes, clusters of legs of beef'/ 'horsepistols' 'squealing puppies'
  • 'dark skinned gipsy in aspect, in dress and manners a gentleman'
  • 'beneficent fairy' 'owning your good fairy'
  • 'pen-and-ink commentary covering every morsel of blank that the printer had left'
  • 'I hated a good book'
  • 'I pulled its wrist onto the broken pane, and rubbed it to and fro 'till the blood ran down and soaked the bedclothes'
  • 'rough as a saw-edge and hard as whinestone!'
  • 'Take it as a gift from God, though its as dark as if it came from the devil'
  • 'spitting at the stupid little thing'
  • 'I put it on the landing of the stairs, hoping it might be gone on the morrow'
  • 'A sullen, patient child, hardened perhaps, to ill treatment'
  • 'He said precious little, and generally the truth'
  • 'Heathcliff as a usurper' 'grew bitter with brooding'
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Wuthering Heights Key Quotes

  • 'Cathy and her brother harassed me terribly, he was as uncomplaining as a lamb'
  • 'the wearisomest, self-righteous pharisee that ever ransacked a bible'
  • 'Once she made you cry... it seldom happened that she would not keep you company'
  • 'The greatest punishment we could invent for her was keeping her seperate from him'
  • 'no parson in the world ever pictured heaven as beautifully as they did'
  • 'A splendid place, carpeted with crimson and with crimson covered chairs and tables and a pure white ceiling bordered with gold'
  • 'a gipsy' 'a villain' 'a wicked boy'
  • 'the vacant blue eyes of the Lintons'
  • 'Edgar Linton shall look quite a doll beside you'
  • 'I wish I had blonde hair and fair skin and was dressed and behaved as well'
  • 'Your father was emperor of China, your mother an Indian Queen'
  • 'She did turn out a haughty, headstrong creature... I did not like her' 'a double character'
  • 'he wanted spirit in general'
  • 'You might be dumb or a baby for all you say to amuse me'
  • 'he possessed the power to leave as much as a cat possesses the power to leave a mouse half-killed or a bird half-eaten'
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Wuthering Heights Key Quotes

  • 'In my soul and in my heart, I've convinced I'm wrong'
  • 'If I were in heaven, Nelly, I should be extremely miserable'
  • 'It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff' 'he's more myself than I am' 'If all else perished and he remained, I should still continue to be' 'as different as a moonbeam from lightening or frost from fire'
  • 'they'll meet the fate of Milo' 'split the tree off at the corner of the building'
  • 'It was not the thorn bending to the honeysuckles, but the honeysuckles embracing the thorn'
  • 'a deep voice, foreign in tone' 'dressed in dark clothes, with dark face and hair' 'tall, athletic, well-formed man'
  • 'the kitchen as a more suitable place for him'
  • 'Heathcliff and myself, being of lower orders'
  • 'an unreclaimed creature, without refinement - without cultivation; an arid wilderness of furze and whinestone' 'he's a fierce, pitiless, wolfish man'
  • 'Honest people don't hide their deeds'
  • 'this lamb of yours threatens like a bull' 'a sucking leveret' 'milk-bloooded coward' 'shivering, slavering thing'
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Wuthering Heights Key Quotes

  • 'I'll try to break their hearts by breaking my own'
  • 'Your veins are full of ice-water, but mine are boiling'
  • 'he is continually among his books, since he has no other society'
  • 'our fiery Catherine was no better than a wailing child'
  • 'my misery arose from the seperation he had ordered between me and Heathcliff'
  • 'the wife of a stranger, a exile, an outcast'
  • 'Is Mr Heathcliff a man? If so, is he mad? And if not, is he a devil?'
  • 'How powerful I should be possessing such an instrument' 'covetous'
  • 'His danger does not shock you'
  • 'he swore it was not, nor ever should be, mine'
  • 'no brutality disgusted her, I suppose she has an inane admiration of it'
  • 'I've sometimes relented, from pure lack of invention, in my experiments on what she could endure' 'I keep strictly within the limits of the law'
  • 'That is not my Heathcliff'
  • 'Heaven would be a land of exile for her'
  • 'While you are at peace, I shall writhe in the torments of hell'
  • 'would you like to live with your soul in the grave'
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Wuthering Heights Key Quotes

  • 'The murdered do haunt their murderers'
  • 'I cannot live without my soul'
  • 'He dashed his head against the knotted trunk'
  • 'He's not a human being... I gave him my heart and he took it and pinched it to death; and flung it back to me'
  • 'I experienced pleasure in being able to exasperate him'
  • 'he tore off the sleeve of Earshaw's coat and bound it with brutal roughness'
  • 'his basilisk eyes'
  • 'She has disturbed me, day and night, through eighteen years'
  • 'so certainly I felt that Cathy was there'
  • 'I am within sight of my heaven'
  • 'not Mr Heathcliff, but a goblin'
  • 'where did he come from, the dark little thing?'
  • 'is he a ghoul or a vampire?'
  • 'You have lived a selfish, unchristian life'
  • 'I have nearly attained my heaven, and that of others is altogether uncoveted and unvalued by me'
  • 'That old man sitting by the kitchen fire swears he has seen the two on 'em'
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