“The thing that irks me most is this shattered prison, after all. I’m tired, tired of being enclosed here. I’m wearying to escape into that glorious world, and to be always there: not seeing it dimly through tears and yearning for it through the walls of an aching heart, but really with it, and in it.”
– Emily Bronte (Wuthering Heights)
This quote can be applied to a multitude of different contexts – in the book it is Cathy talking of her tortured relationship with Heathcliff and the constraints of her life, but as someone who has suffered with anxiety this is a quote that has always really struck a chord with me on a personal level.
Once again I urge everyone to go and read Wuthering Heights if you haven’t already, it is a really fantastic book and I just wish Emily had written some more of them before the tragic end of her life.
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