I'm very excited by the new Jane Eyre adaptation and so I give you one of my favourite quotes from this wonderful novel about love and personal freedom:
"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, conventionality, 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."
Jane to Mr Rochester, Chapter 23. Swoon, sigh, head held high.