47 Best Jane Eyre Quotes For Classic Literature Lovers

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'Jane Eyre' is a classical literature novel by Charlotte Brontë.

'Jane Eyre' is a literary novel written by English novelist Charlotte Brontë. 'Jane Eyre' is considered by many to be a literary masterpiece.

'Jane Eyre' is a novel written in the first-person narrative from Jane's perspective. The last line from 'Jane Eyre' is "Amen; even so come, Lord Jesus!" This novel teaches us the importance of being brave.

The novel revolves around the theme of social criticism with a strong sense of Christian morality at its core. It was considered ahead of its time thanks to Jane's independent character (making her a strong woman) and how the novel approached topics of class, sexuality, religion, and feminism. The novel throws light on many different perspectives of important social issues and ideas.

Here are a few of its famous quotes. If you liked reading these, you could also check out these 'Wuthering Heights' quotes or 'Pride And Prejudice' quotes too.

Charlotte Brontë Quotes From The Author Of 'Jane Eyre'

Here, read some of the best quotes from the novel about beauty and wealth.

1. "I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

2. "I would always rather be happy than dignified."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

3. "I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

4. "Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

5. "Reader, I married him."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

Mr. Rochester Quotes

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Mr. Rochester is the male lead character in 'Jane Eyre'. Below are a few quotes from the novel from Mr. Rochester.

6. "I envy you your peace of mind, your clean conscience, your unpolluted memory."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

7. "I knew you would do me good in some way, at some time--I saw it in your eyes when I first beheld you."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

8. "Little girl, a memory without blot of contamination must be an exquisite treasure-an inexhaustible source of pure refreshment: is it not?"

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

9. " 'Good-night, my-' He stopped, bit his lip, and abruptly left me."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

10. " 'My bride is here,' Rochester said, again drawing me to him, 'because my equal is here, and my likeness. Jane, will you marry me?'"

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

'Jane Eyre' Love Quotes

'Jane Eyre' is considered to be a romantic novel. Here are some 'Jane Eyre' quotes about love.

11. "Your mind is my treasure, and if it were broken, it would be my treasure still."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

12. "I would always rather be happy than dignified."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

13. "There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow-creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

14. "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."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

15. "The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter – often an unconscious but still a faithful interpreter – in the eye."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

Important Quotes From 'Jane Eyre'

Books can help you understand someone else's point of view.

Quotes about self-respect, circumstances, and more from 'Jane Eyre' are here for you to read.

16. "I ask you to pass through life at my side — to be my second self and best earthly companion."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

17. "I have little left in myself — I must have you."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

18. It is not violence that best overcomes hate--nor vengeance that most certainly heals injury."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

19. "You — you strange — you almost unearthly thing! — I love as my own flesh."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

20. "Oh! That gentleness! How far more potent is it than force!"

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

Gothic Quotes From 'Jane Eyre'

Read some gothic quotes from 'Jane Eyre' below.

21. "My fascinated glance involuntarily explored the depth it revealed. All looked colder and darker in that visionary hollow than in reality."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

22. "I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh..."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

23. "I had finished this reply, my soul began to expand, to exult, with the strangest sense of freedom, of triumph, I ever felt."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

24. "While I paced softly on, the last sound I expected to hear in so still a region, a laugh, struck my ear."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

25. "What mystery, that broke out now in fire and now in blood, at the deadest hours of night?"

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

26. "At this moment a light gleamed on the wall… while I gazed, it glided up to the ceiling and quivered over my head."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

27. "My heart beat thick—my head grew hot; a sound filled my ears, which I deemed the rushing wings; something seemed near me."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

28. "Not a moon, but a white human form, shone in the azure, inclining a glorious brow earthward."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

29. "I, too, had received the mysterious summons; those were the very words by which I had replied to it."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

30. "I lifted my head to look; the roof resolved to clouds… the gleam was such as the moon imparts to vapors she is about to sever."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

The Best 'Jane Eyre' Quotes

Read some of the best quotes from the novel below.

31. "It is a pity that doing one’s best does not always answer."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

32. "I loved him very much - more than I could trust myself to say - more than words had power to express."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

33. "'I am not an angel,' I asserted; 'and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself.'"

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

34. "Your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

35. "I have for the first time found what I can truly love–I have found you."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

36. "I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wrap my existence about you–and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

37. "I could not unlove him now, merely because I found that he had ceased to notice me."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

38. "Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

39. "I remembered that the real world was wide, and that a varied field of hopes and fears, of sensations and excitments, awaited those who had the courage to go forth into it's expanse, to seek real knowledge of life amidst it's perils."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

40. "Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong!"

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

41. "I like this day; I like that sky of steel; I like the sternness and stillness of the world under this frost."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

42. "I am strangely glad to get back again to you: and wherever you are is my home—my only home."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

43. “Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

44. "It is as if I had a string somewhere under my left ribs, tightly and inextricably knotted to a similar string situated in the corresponding quarter of your little frame."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

45. "The ease of his manner freed me from painful restraint; the friendly frankness, as correct as cordial, with which he treated me, drew me to him."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

46. "I can live alone, if self-respect, and circumstances require me so to do. I need not sell my soul to buy bliss."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

47. "Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilised by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Jane Eyre quotes, then why not take a look at these Charlotte Brontë quotes or 'Sense And Sensibility' quotes too?

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