“Crying does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has been a sign that you are alive.” – Charlotte Brontë

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me;” Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (1847)

“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” – Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights (1847)
"Passionate, poetic and revolutionary, Jane Eyre is a novel of naked emotional power. Its story of a defiant, fiercely intelligent woman who refuses to accept her appointed place in society - and instead finds love on her own terms - has become famous as one of the greatest romances ever written, but it is also a brooding Gothic mystery, a profound depiction of character and a transformative work of the imagination." -Jane Eyre synopsis, Penguin English Library