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Hell love and hate equally under cover, and esteem it a species of impertinence to loved or hated again.
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I wish I were a girl again, half-savage and hardy, and free.

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I cannot express it; but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is or should be an existence of yours beyond you. What were the use of my creation, if I were entirely contained here? My great miseries in this world have been Heathcliff's miseries, and I watched and felt each from the beginning: my great thought in living is himself. If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger: I should not seem a part of it. My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it, I'm well aware, as winter changes the trees. My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary. Nelly, I am Heathcliff! He's always, always in my mind: not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself, but as my own being.

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If you ever looked at me once with what I know is in you, I would be your slave.

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You know that I could as soon forget you as my existence!

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Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly?

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No coward soul is mine,
No trembler in the world's storm-troubled sphere ...

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Good words," I replied. "But deeds must prove it also; and after he is well, remember you don't forget resolutions formed in the hour of fear.

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You have been compelled to cultivate your reflective faculties for want of occasions for frittering away your life on silly trifles.

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But there's this one difference: one is gold put to the use of paving-stones, and the other is tin polished to ape a service of silver. Mine has nothing valuable about it; yet I shall have the merit of making it go as far as such poor stuff can go. His had first-rate qualities, and they are lost, rendered worst than unavailing.

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I have fled my country and gone to the heather.

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You fight against that devil for love as long as you may; when the time comes, not all the angels in heaven shall save him!

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Shall Earth no more inspire thee,
Thou lonely dreamer now?

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It's wrong to anticipate evil.

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The clock strikes off the hollow half-hours of all the life that is left to you, one by one.

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The red firelight glowed on their two bonny heads and revealed their faces, animated with the eager interest of children; for, though he was twenty-three and she eighteen, each had so much of novelty to feel, and learn, that neither experienced nor evinced the sentiments of sober disenchanted maturity.

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Perhaps your envy counselled her Heathcliff to rob me of my treasures? But I've most of them written on my brain and printed in my heart, and you cannot deprive me of those.

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You have a heart and nerves the same as your brother men! Why should you be anxious to conceal them?

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How she does stare! It's odd what a savage feeling I have to anything that seems afraid of me.

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This is certainly a beautiful country!  In all England, I do not believe that I could have fixed on a situation so completely removed from the stir of society.

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His features were pretty yet, and his eye and complexion brighter than I remembered them, though with merely temporary lustre borrowed from the salubrious air and genial sun.

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There was less of the peevish temper of a child which frets and teases on purpose to be soothed, and more of the self-absorbed moroseness of a confirmed invalid, repelling consolation, and ready to regard the good-humoured mirth of others, as an insult.

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