Wuthering Heights Partner Text Quotes

Thematic quotes from a variety of different texts that work well when compared to Emily Bronte's 'Wuthering Heights'.

Includes quotes from:

- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini 
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
- Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
- The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
- Various speeches
- Various poetry

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Revenge

Revenge Quotes

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: 

"Revenge, henceforth, dearer than light or food."

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini:

"Assef had backed down and promised that in the end he'd get us both. He'd kept that primise with Hassan. Now it was my turn."

 A Poison Tree by William Blake

"And I watered it in fears,
Night and morning with my tears;
And I sunned it with smiles,
And with soft deceitful wiles."

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Setting and Nature

Setting and Nature Quotes

  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley:

"Covered with ice, it was only to be distinguishable from the land by its superior wildness and ruggedness."

  • Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy:

"To persons standing alone on a hill during a clear midnight such as this, the roll of the world is almost a palpable movement."

  • She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron:

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;

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Illness

  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley:

"The human frame could no longer support the agonizing suffered that I had endured, and I was carried out of the room in strong convulsions."

  • The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman:

"Temporary nervous depression" 
"Slight hysterical tendency"

  • The speech Making Mental Health a Priority by Nick Clegg:

"It’s the old-fashioned view that mental health problems should be kept hidden: something to be ashamed of and somehow less deserving of our sympathy or attention than physical illness."

  • To Autumn by John Keats:

"And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o'erbrimm'd their clammy cells." 

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Family

Family Quotes

  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini:

“There was brotherhood between people who had fed from the same breast, a kinship that even time could not break.

“If I hadn’t seen the doctor pull him out of my wife with my own eyes, I’d never believe he’s my son”

  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley:

"No father had watched my infant days, no mother had blessed me with smiles."

  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

I wished Joe had been rather more genteelly brought up, and then I should have been so too. 

  • The Nurse's Song by William Blake

"‘Well, well, go and play till the light fades away,
And then go home to bed.’
The little ones leapèd, and shoutèd, and laugh'd
And all the hills echoèd."

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Abuse

Abuse Quotes

  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley:

"Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed?'"

  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens:

"I stole away her heart and put ice in its place."

  • Batter My Heart by John Donne:

"Batter my heart, three-person'd God; for, you
As yet but knocke, breathe, shine, and seeke to mend;"

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Childhood

  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley:

'I ran wild on a common and read nothing but our Uncle Thomas' books of voyages' (Walton)

  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens:

“In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt as injustice.” 

  • The Kite Runner by Khlaed Hosseini:

“But we were kids who had learned to crawl together, and no history, ethnicity, society, or religion was going to change that” 
"Sometimes, my entire childhood feels like one long lazy summer day with Hassan, chasing each other between tangles of trees in my father's yard."

  • The Nurse's Song by William Blake

"‘Well, well, go and play till the light fades away,
And then go home to bed.’
The little ones leapèd, and shoutèd, and laugh'd
And all the hills echoèd."

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Passion and Love

Love Quotes:

  • Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

"Her love was entire as a child's, and though warm as summer it was fresh as spring."

  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

"I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be."

"Love her, love her, love her! If she favours you, love her. If she wounds you, love her.

  • Love That Doth Reign by Henry Howard:

"But she that taught me love and suffer pain,
 My doubtful hope and eke my hot desire" 

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Class

Class Quotes

  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens:

"He says, no varnish can hide the grain of the wood; and that the more varnish you put on, the more the grain will express itself."

  • Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
 And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command" 

  • Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

“Mr Boldwood has more standing than me in this matter.”

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