The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall Quotes.

1. "I do wish he would sometimes be serious. I cannot get him to write or speak in real, solid earnest. I don't much mind it now, but if it be always so, what shall I do with the serious part of myself?"
- Anne Brontë, The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall

2. "But smiles and tears are so alike with me, they are neither of them confined to any particular feelings: I often cry when I am happy, and smile when I am sad."
- Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

3. "I cannot love a man who cannot protect me."
- Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

4. "I am satisfied that if a book is a good one, it is so whatever the sex of the author may be. All novels are or should be written for both men and women to read, and I am at a loss to conceive how a man should permit himself to write anything that would be really disgraceful to a woman, or why a woman should be censured for writing anything that would be proper and becoming for a man."
- Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

5. "His heart was like a sensitive plant, that opens for a moment in the sunshine, but curls up and shrinks into itself at the slightest touch of the finger, or the lightest breath of wind."
- Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

6. "Because I imagine there must be only a very, very few men in the world, that I should like to marry; and of those few, it is ten to one I may never be acquainted with one; or if I should, it is twenty to one he may not happen to be single, or to take a fancy to me."
- Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

7. "My heart is too thoroughly dried to be broken in a hurry, and I mean to live as long as I can."
- Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

8. "You may think it all very fine, Mr. Huntingdon, to amuse yourself with rousing my jealousy; but take care you don't rouse my hate instead. And when you have once extinguished my love, you will find it no easy matter to kindle it again."
- Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

9. "[B]eauty is that quality which, next to money, is generally the most attractive to the worst kinds of men; and, therefore, it is likely to entail a great deal of trouble on the possessor."
- Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

10. "If you would have your son to walk honorably through the world, you must not attempt to clear the stones from his path, but teach him to walk firmly over them - not insist upon leading him by the hand, but let him learn to go alone."
- Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

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