I've been rereading one of my very favorite novels, Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, which leads me to a question:
Which is your favorite adaptation of Jane Eyre?
Incidentally, the new unabridged reading of Jane Eyre by Emily Woof for SilkSoundBooks is extremely well done, not to mention very reasonably priced. You can hear a sample here.
Because I can't choose just one quote for the day from Jane Eyre, here are several:
"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 care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself."
"Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.
"Do you think I am an automaton? — a machine without feelings? and can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup? Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! — I have as much soul as you — and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you. I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh: it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God's feet, equal — as we are!"