Favourite Lines from Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë – When she is good, she is very very good.

“I like this day; I like that sky of steel; I like the sternness and still-retirement, its old crow-trees and thorn-trees, its grey façade, and lines of dark windows reflecting that metal welkin: and yet how long have I abhorred the very thought of it, shunned it like a great plague-house?”

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will, which I now exert to leave you.”

“I am influenced – conquered; and the influence is sweeter than I can express; and the conquest I undergo has a witchery beyond any triumph I can win.”