Jane, I want a wife. I want a wife, not a nursemaid to look after me. I want a wife to share my bed every night. All day if we wish. If I can’t have that, I’d rather die. We’re not the platonic sort, Jane.
~ Edward & Jane, ‘Jane Eyre’
“I dare say you will find him very agreeable.”
‘Heaven forbid! That would be the greatest misfortune of all!’
Whether you love me or not, I swear I’ll come back for you.