Wuthering Heights Quotes

  • Created by: lpower
  • Created on: 20-05-17 11:30
Description of young Heathcliff, Society-Chapter 4 page 25/26
"Dirty, ragged, black-haired child [...] gispy brat [...] Mr Earnshaw told me to wash it, and give it clean things and let it sleep with the children."
1 of 48
Nelly about Mr Earnshaw, Violence- Chapter 5 page 28
"Whilst his father was near, roused the old man to a furry he seized his stick to strike him and shook with rage that he could not do it."
2 of 48
Nelly describing Catherine- Chapter 5 page 29
"Her spirits were always at high-water mark, her tongue always going- singing, laughing, and plaguing everybody who would not do the same. A wild, wicked slip she was- but she had the bonniest eye, and sweetest smile."
3 of 48
Nelly about Catherine, Society and Love- Chapter 5 page 29
"She was too fond of Heathcliff."
4 of 48
Hindly to Catherine, Society-Chapter 7 page 36
"Cathy, you are quite a beauty! I should scarcely have known you, you looke like a lady now."
5 of 48
Heathcliff, Society-Chapter 7 page 39
" I wish I had light hair and a fair skin, and was dressed and behaved as well, and had a chance of being as rich"
6 of 48
Heathcliff, Revenge- Chapter 7 page 42
"I'm trying to settle how I shall pay Hindley back I dont care how long I wait if I can only do it at least."
7 of 48
Edgar, Power-Chapter 8 page 51
"The soft thing looked askance through the window; he possessed the power to depart, as much as a cat possesses the power to leave a mouse half killed or a bird half eatern."
8 of 48
Catherine, Love, Soicety- Chaper 9 page 57
"It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff [...] Whatever our souls are mafe of, his and mine are the same, and [Edgar's] is as different as a moonbeam from lightning, or frost from fire."
9 of 48
Catherine, Love- Chapter 9 page 59
"My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods; time will change it, I'm well aware, as winter chnages the trees. My love for Heathcliff resembles the enternal rocks beneath.[...] I'am Heathcliff!"
10 of 48
Pathetic Fallacy - Chapter 9 page 61
"At midnight, while we still set up, the strom came rattling over the heights in full fury. There was a violent wind, as well as thunder."
11 of 48
Heathliff description, society- Chapter 10 page 69
"He looked intelligent, and retained no marks of former degradation"
12 of 48
Healthcliff, interior and exterior- Chapter 10 page 73
"though his exterior was altered his mind was unchanged"
13 of 48
Hearton, violence chapter 11 page 79
"He retreated out of arms length, and picked up a large flint [..] he rasied his missle to hurl it"
14 of 48
Healthcliff and Cathrine- irony- Chapter 11 page 81
"I'm not your husband; you neednt be jealous of me!" " I'm not jealous of you"
15 of 48
Edgar Metaphor time-Chapter 11 page 83
"Cahty this lamb of yours threatens like a bull"
16 of 48
Catherine- Chapter 12 page 88
"I thought, though everybody hated and dispised each other, they could now avoid loving me[..] How dreary to meet death, surrounded by thier cold faces"
17 of 48
Catherine and nature- Chapter 12 page 88 to 89
"Bonny bird; wheeling over our heads in the middle of the moor" "pigeons' feahers in the pillows- no wonder I couldn't die!"
18 of 48
Heathcliff, Love- Chapter 14 page 108
"for every thought she spends on Linton she spends a thousand on me"
19 of 48
Heathcliff and Isabella- Chapter 14 page 110
"me a hero of romance and expecting unlimited indulgences from my chivalrous devotion.[..] But no brutality disgusted her"
20 of 48
Heathcliff and Catherine, Violence- Chapter 15 page 116
" she seized his hair[..] wretching his head free and grinding his teeth [..] I saw four distinct impressions left blue in the colourless skin."
21 of 48
Cathy's birth-Chapter 16 page 119
"An unwelcome infant it was, poor thing? It might have wailed out of life, and nobody cared a morsal"
22 of 48
Catherines death- Chapter 16 page 121
"Gone to heaven I hope [..] may she wake as kindly in the other world"
23 of 48
Healthcliff, Love- Chapter 16 page 122
"I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!"
24 of 48
Nelly, Duality and Love- Chapter 16 page 122
"I twisted the two, and enclosed them together."
25 of 48
Isabella and Heathcliff- Chapter 17 page 125
"I gave him my heart, and he took and pinched it to death"
26 of 48
Isabella, Revenge- Chapter 17 page131
"I couldn't miss this chance of sticking in a dart[..] delight of paying wrong from wrong"
27 of 48
Nelly descripting young Cathy- Chapter 18 page 137
"She was the most winning thing that ever brough sunshine into a desolate house a real beauty in face, wiht the Earnshaw handsome dark eyes, but the Lintons fair skin, with the small features and yellow curling hair."
28 of 48
Heathcliff, Love- Chapter 17 page 125
"Wept tears of blood for Catherine!"
29 of 48
Hearton and Cathy first meet, Society- Chapter 18 page 141/142
"Hearton grew black as thundercloud" "He my cousin! cried Cathy, with a scornful laugh"
30 of 48
Edgar protecting Cathy- Chapter 20 page 148
"As we shall now have no influence over his destiny, good or bad, you must say nothing of wher he is gone to my daughter; she cannot associate with him"
31 of 48
Linton being a snob, Society- Chapter 20 page 150
"He surveyed the carved front and low browed lattices, the straggling gooseberry bushes and crooked firs, with solemn intentness, and then shook his head; his private feelings entirely disapproved of the exterior of his new abode."
32 of 48
Hearton and Heathcliff, Society- Chapter 21 page 158
"I convert Hearton, with all his degradation? I'd have loved the lad had he been some one else.[..] Heaton darkened: I percived he was very sensitive to suspected slights, and had obviously a dim notion of his inferiority."
33 of 48
Nelly finds Cathy's and Linton's love letters-Chapter 21 page 164
"The earlier dated were embarrassed and short; gradually, however, they expanded into copious love letters, foolish as the age of the writer"
34 of 48
Cathy's love for her father Edgar-Chapter 22 page 168
"I care for nothing in comparison with papa [...] I love him better than myself"
35 of 48
Healthcliff is violent to Cahty-Chapter 27 page 196
"He seized her with the liberated hand, and, pulling her on his knee, administered with the other a shower of terrific slaps on both sides of the head."
36 of 48
Heathcliff forces Edgar and Cahty to marry-Chapter 27 page 199
"I promise to marry Linton"
37 of 48
Linton sees Cathy as a possession- Chapter 28 page 202
"She's my wife, and its shameful that she should wish to leave me!"
38 of 48
Edgar's death-Chapter 28 page 206
"He died blissfully [..] Kissing her on the cheek and murmured, "I am going ot her; and you darling child shall come to us"
39 of 48
Cathy and Heathcliff, Love and Revege- Chapter 29 page 208
"Mr Heathcliff, you have nobody to love you; and however miserable you make us, we shall still have the revenge of thinkin that your cruelty arises from your greater misery!"
40 of 48
Linton's death, Cahty is now free- Chapter 30 page 213
"He's safe and I'm free [..] you have left me so long to struggle against death, alone, that I feel and see only death!"
41 of 48
Hearton, uneducated due to Heathcliff's Revenge- Chapter 31 page 218
"Heathcliff never reads; so he took it into his head to destroy my books."
42 of 48
Cathy educates Hearton- Chapter 32 page 223
"HIs handsome features glowed with pleasure, and his eyes kept impatiently wandering from the page to a small white hand over his shoulder, which recalled him by a smart slap on the cheek, whenever its owner detected such signs of inattention."
43 of 48
Heathcliff violence towards Cathy- Chapter 33 page 232
"Damnable witch! Dare you pretend to rouse him againt me? Off with her! Do you hear? Fling her into the kitchen! I'll kill her"
44 of 48
Healthcliff sees Catherine everywhere, Love- Chapter 33 page 235
"In every cloud, in every tree filling the air at night, and caught by glimpses in every object, by day I am surrounded with her image!"
45 of 48
Heathcliff sees himself within Hearton and Cathy- Chapter 33 page 235
"Hearton's aspect was the ghost of my immortal love, of my wild endeavours to hold my right, my degradation, my pride, happiness, and my anguish."
46 of 48
Heathcliff's death, now at peace- Chapter 34 page 243
"Mr Heathcliff was there- laid on his back. His eyes met mine so keen and fierce, I started; and then he seemed to smile."
47 of 48
Catherine and Heathcliff, Supernatural and Love- Chapter 34 page 244
"They's Heathcliff and a women, younder"
48 of 48

Other cards in this set

Card 2


"Whilst his father was near, roused the old man to a furry he seized his stick to strike him and shook with rage that he could not do it."


Nelly about Mr Earnshaw, Violence- Chapter 5 page 28

Card 3


"Her spirits were always at high-water mark, her tongue always going- singing, laughing, and plaguing everybody who would not do the same. A wild, wicked slip she was- but she had the bonniest eye, and sweetest smile."


Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4


"She was too fond of Heathcliff."


Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5


"Cathy, you are quite a beauty! I should scarcely have known you, you looke like a lady now."


Preview of the back of card 5
View more cards


No comments have yet been made

Similar English Literature resources:

See all English Literature resources »See all Wuthering Heights resources »