jane eyre

“Do you think I can stay to become nothing to you? Do you think I am an automaton? – a machine without feelings? and can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup? Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! – I have as much soul as you – and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you. I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh: it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God’s feet, equal – as we are!”

one of the most beautiful books i’ve ever read. oh, how i want to read for pleasure again!

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5 comments
  1. Liya said:

    absolutely incredible writing

    myglitteringcreation.blogspot.com

  2. such a beautiful passage. i told myself i’m going to read one new book each month for twelve months. i’d read much more than that if i had the time… baby steps.

    • Annabel said:

      that’s such a good aim to have, but resolutions like that are hard to keep 😦 maybe when i graduate i’ll be able to follow that!

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