Hello & Happy Tuesday Everyone! If you didn’t already know what Top Ten Tuesday was about, every week you are given a topic and you then create a top ten list in response to that topic. Top Ten Tuesday was created by the gals over at The Broke and Bookish. Check them out, their blog is pretty cool. If you’re interested or want to learn more click here for a look at their Top Ten Tuesday page.
This weeks Top Ten topic is Ten Reasons I Love X. Now they left this topic pretty open to interpretation. I could’ve chosen anything to gush about and surprisingly (or not) I choose to write about Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Ahh Jane Eyre… So precious. Honestly one of my all time favorite books. So I decided to make this list Top Ten Reasons I love Jane Eyre Told Through Quotes.
1.“I would always rather be happy than dignified.”
2.“Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.”
3.“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!”
4.“I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.”
5.“I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustain I am, the more I will respect myself.”
6.“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
8.“I can live alone, if self-respect, and circumstances require me so to do. I need not sell my soul to buy bliss. I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all extraneous delights should be withheld, or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give.”
9.“Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear.”
10.“It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it. Millions are condemned to a stiller doom than mine, and millions are in silent revolt against their lot. Nobody knows how many rebellions besides political rebellions ferment in the masses of life which people earth. Women are supposed to be very calm generally: but women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties, and a field for their efforts, as much as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a restraint, to absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow-creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags. It is thoughtless to condemn them, or laugh at them, if they seek to do more or learn more than custom has pronounced necessary for their sex.”
So that’s it! Well not completely these are just a couple of my favorites. What’s your favorite quote? Have you read Jane Eyre? I’d love to know! Hope you have an amazing week & happy reading.