Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I'm so very pleased that I read Jane Eyre before Villette, or I never would have known it's beauty ... Jane Eyre's that is. I struggled through out the month to finish this book due to my high esteem for the previous Bronte novels I've read and the hope that in the end it would be worth it. Unfortunately, I can't say it was. Still there are a couple of quotes I'd like to remember.

  • It cannot be denied that on entering this room I trembled somewhat; felt uncertain, solitary, wretched; wished to Heaven I knew whether  I was doing right or wrong; felt convinced it was the last, but could not help myself.
  • "Happiness is the cure - a cheerful mind the preventive; cultivate both." No mockery in this world ever sounds to me so hollow 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

1 comment:

  1. My first Bronte sisters experience was Jane Eyre. I moved to Wuthering Heights and was sorely disappointed. I haven't read another Bronte novel since. Jane Eyre was the pinnacle.