Sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë, pictured here with their lesser-known sibling, ENERGY-BEAM BRONTË.
Charlotte Brontë: “No mockery in this world ever sounds to me so hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness. What does such advice mean? Happiness is not a potato, to be planted in mould, and tilled with manure. Happiness is a glory shining far down upon us out of Heaven. She is a divine dew which the soul, on certain of its summer mornings, feels dropping upon it from the amaranth bloom and golden fruitage of Paradise.”
Emily Brontë: “I have dreamt in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.”
Anne Brontë: “There is always a ‘but’ in this imperfect world.”
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Charlotte Brontë: “I can be on guard against my enemies, but God deliver me from my friends!”
Emily Brontë: “I gave him my heart, and he took and pinched it to death; and flung it back to me.
Anne Brontë: “He that dares not grasp the thorn should never crave the rose.”
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Charlotte Brontë: “Novelists should never allow themselves to weary of the study of real life.”
Emily Brontë: “Having leveled my palace, don’t erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home.”
Anne Brontë: “Keep both heart and hand in your own possession, till you see good reason to part with them; and if such an occasion should never present itself, comfort your mind with this reflection: that, though in single life your joys may not be very many, your sorrows, at least, will not be more than you can bear.”
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