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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Book Quote: Jane Eyre

I love this book! I can't even begin to count how many times I have read it but it has become a semi-tradition of mine to re-read it every year. My copy of the book is well loved with a softly creased binding so I can fold it in half (all books I have read more than once have this) and taped covers to hold it together. Best $3.99 I have ever spent!!! I discover something new every time I read it and this time this quote stood out to me...

Jane Eyre
By Charlotte Bronte
"Hush, Jane! you think too much of the love of human beings; you are too impulsive, too vehement; the sovereign hand that created your frame, and put life into it, has provided you with other resources than your feeble self, or than creatures feeble as you. Besides this earth, and besides the race of men, there is an invisible world and a kingdom of spirits: that world is round us, for it is everywhere; and those spirits watch us, for they are commissioned to guard us; and if we were dying in pain and shame, if scorn smote us on all sides, and hatred crushed us, angels see our tortures, recognize our innocence [...] and God waits only the separation of spirit from flesh to crown us with a full reward. Why, then, should we ever sink overwhelmed with distress, when life is so soon over, and death is so certain an entrance to happiness—to glory?" (91+92). - Spoken by Helen Burns -
 *Bummer... when putting a picture of the book on my posts I always find the cover of the actual copy I am reading. In this case this was the biggest picture I could find of my version of Jane Eyre.

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