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favorite literary classics ◆ Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë ◆ 1847

“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!” 

Actual Scene from Jane Eyre
  • Rochester: Wow, these stars are really beautiful tonight.
  • Jane: Yeah, they are.
  • Rochester: You know what else is beautiful?
  • Jane: (blushes) What?
  • Rochester:
  • Rochester: Blanche Ingram

I had not intended to love him; the reader knows I had wrought hard to extirpate from my soul the germs of love there detected; and now, at the first renewed view of him, they spontaneously revived, great and strong! He made me love him without looking at me.