Charlotte Brontë

Novelist, Author

1816 – 1855

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Who was Charlotte Brontë?

Charlotte Brontë was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels are English literature standards. She wrote Jane Eyre under the pen name Currer Bell.

Famous Quotes:

  • Reason sits firm and holds the reins, and she will not let the feelings burst away and hurry her to wild chasms. The passions may rage furiously, like true heathens, as they are; and the desires may imagine all sorts of vain things: but judgment shall still have the last word in every argument, and the casting vote in every decision.
  • But this I know; the writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he is not always master -- something that at times strangely wills and works for itself. If the result be attractive, the World will praise you, who little deserve praise; if it be repulsive, the same World will blame you, who almost as little deserve blame.
  • Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.
  • Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy: its after-flavor, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned.
  • It is 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.
  • You -- poor and obscure, and small and plain as you are -- I entreat to accept me as a husband.
  • If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
  • You had no right to be born; for you make no use of life. Instead of living for, in, and with yourself, as a reasonable being ought, you seek only to fasten your feebleness on some other person's strength.
  • Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties.
  • Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last. To pluck the mask from the face of the Pharisee is not to lift an impious hand to the Crown of Thorns.

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Born
Apr 21, 1816
Thornton, West Yorkshire
Also known as
  • Charlotte Bronte
  • Currer Bell
  • Lord Charles Albert
  • Florian Wellesley
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Religion
  • Anglicanism
Ethnicity
  • Irish people in Great Britain
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Died
Mar 31, 1855
Haworth
Resting place
St Michael and All Angels' Church, Haworth

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on July 23, 2013

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