Truly one of the best works in classical romance genre, Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights has made to my list of all-time favorite books. An interesting story line, a set of interesting characters and a poetic story-telling were all masterfully woven by Bronte in this timeless love story. It is also a well of memorable lines that capture the inner romantic in us. Here are some of these beautiful lines picked from the book.

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“I love the ground under his feet, and the air over his head, and everything he touches, and every word he says – I love all his looks, and all his actions, and him entirely, and altogether.” ~ Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights


“I was only going to say that heaven did not seem to be my house; and I broke my heart with weeping to come back to earth; and the angels were so angry that they flung me out, into the middle of the heath, on the top of Wuthering Heights; where I woke sobbing of joy.” ~ Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights


“He wanted all to be in an ecstasy of peace; I wanted all to sparkle and dance in glorious jubilee.” ~ Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights


“I have to remind myself to breathe – almost remind my heart to beat! And it is like bending back a stiff spring… it is by compulsion, that I do the slightest act, not prompted by one thought, and by compulsion, that I notice anything alive, or dead, which is not associated with one universal idea.” ~ Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights


“Having levelled my palace, don’t erect a novel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home.” ~ Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights


“I’m wearying to escape into that glorious world, and to always be 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.” ~ Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights


“The entire world is a dreadful collection of memoranda that she did exist, and that I have lost her.” ~ Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights


“Be with my always – take any form – drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh God! It is unbearable! I cannot live without my life. I cannot live without my soul.” ~ Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights


“You have left me for so long to struggle against death, that I fell and see only death! I feel like death.” ~ Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights


“Treachery and violence are spears pointed at both ends; they would those who resort to them worse than their enemies.” ~ Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights


“Time brought resignation, and a melancholy sweeter than common joy.” ~ Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights


“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” ~ Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights


“It was not the thorn bending to the honeysuckles, but the honeysuckles embracing the thorn.” ~ Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights


“The tyrant grinds down his slaves and they don’t turn against him, they crush those beneath them.” ~ Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights


“Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.” ~ Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights


“… the mild and generous are only more justly selfish than the domineering.” ~ Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

That’s a wrap of my Wuthering Heights quotable quotes. What about you? What lines in the book made an impact on you? Share it on the comment box.