The Brontë sisters are firm members of our book club. For a host of reasons, but mainly because they produced such forward-thinking statements about a woman’s role in society and indispensable life advice about love, marriage and friendship, from such an isolated and recluse space! In celebration, we’re giving away a selection of Brontë books!
Joanie HQ thought it was about time to honour these literary heroines! Here’s our favourite quotes from Brontë’s inspiring classic collections of novels.
With special thanks to Waterstones Deansgate for the donation of the Brontë books!
“I am satisfied that if a book is a good one, it is so whatever the sex of the author may be.” – The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Brontë
“It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.” – Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
“Keep a guard over your eyes and ears as the inlets of your heart, and over your lips as the outlet, lest they betray you in a moment of unwariness.” – The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Brontë
“The tyrant grinds down his slaves and they don’t turn against him; they crush those beneath them.” – Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë