"Jane, you must stay."
"And become nothing to you? Am I a machine without feelings? Do you think that because I am poor, obscure, plain and little that I am soulless and heartless? I have as much soul as you and full as much heart, and if God had blessed me with beauty and wealth, I could make it as hard for you to leave me as it is for I to leave you. I am not speaking through mortal flesh. It is my spirit that addresses your spirit. As if we’d pass through the grave and stood at God’s feet equal. As we are!” —Jane Eyre