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Quotable Quotes

So many men, so few who can afford me...(anonymous)

Annotation: Catherine said that she was marrying Edgar Linton because he had the money to take care of her. Although she loved Heathcliff, she went with the man who could afford her. This quote is something she would say.

A person is grown up not when they can take care of themselves, but when they can take care of others...(anonymous)

Annotation: Although Young Cathy was not considered as grown up as her mother at the same age, she took care of Linton when he was ill and did some considerable maturing. After this event took place, it was almost as if Cathy knew so much more about life and what went on than the others in the household.

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Annotation: If Heathcliff had been able to get advice from Emerson, he would have ended up in a much better state than he did. He was so worried about having Catherine back again...even though she was DEAD...that he never had peace. His life was never complete because he never let it be. Because he didn't look inside himself for healing--never really tried to be healed--he never found that peace he was looking for.

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