Who Said It: Kate Bush or Jane Eyre?


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Kate Bush is an eclectic English singer-songwriter. Jane Eyre is the heroine in the eponymous novel by Charlotte Bronte. You might not think they have much in common, but see if you can match who said what.

Heathcliff, it's me, Cathy. Come home — I'm so cold!

Kate Bush, singing on her 1978 song, "Wuthering Heights" from "The Kick Inside" album.


I scorn your idea of love ... and I scorn you when you offer it.

Jane, to St. John Rivers during his marriage proposal (from Jane Eyre, Chapter 34).


I am no bird; and no net ensnares me.

Jane Eyre, to Mr. Rochester (from Jane Eyre, Chapter 23).


We raise our hats to the strange phenomena. Soul-birds of a feather flock together.

Kate Bush, from her song, "Strange Phenomena."


Let me grab your soul away.

Kate Bush, from her song, "Wuthering Heights."


I love the whirling of the dervishes. I love the beauty of rare innocence.

Kate Bush wrote and recorded these lyrics on her song, "Them Heavy People."


Think of his misery, think of his danger.

This is Jane's conscience and reason talking (from Jane Eyre, Chapter 27).


My eyes were shining on the wine, and your aura.

Kate Bush, from her song, "L'amour Looks Something Like You" off her debut album, 1978's "The Kick Inside."


Make my happiness — I will make yours.

Technically neither. This is from chapter 22 of the novel, "Jane Eyre," spoken by Mr. Rochester during his cheek-to-cheek marriage proposal to Jane.


I resisted all the way: a new thing for me.

Jane, to Bessie, on her way to be locked in the red room (from Jane Eyre, Chapter 2).


Oh, he scares me! There's a man behind those eyes.

These are lyrics from "The Infant Kiss" from Kate Bush's 1980 "Never for Ever" album.


I spend a lot of my time looking at blue, the colour of my room and my mood.

These are the opening lyrics to "Symphony in Blue" from Kate Bush's second album, 1978's "Lionheart."


I will not be your English Céline Varens.

Jane, telling Rochester she won't be one of his mistresses (from Jane Eyre, Chapter 24).


Wherever you are is my home—my only home.

Jane, to Rochester, when she arrives back at Thornwood after her first trip away (from Jane Eyre, Chapter 22).


My soul began to expand, to exult, with the strangest sense of freedom, of triumph, I ever felt.

Jane's outburst, before she leaves from Gateshead for Lowood School (from Jane Eyre, Chapter 4).


We let the weirdness in.

We let the weirdness in, is a lyric from Kate Bush's song, "Leave It Open," found on her 1982 album, "The Dreaming."


I question your innocence.

You'll find this lyric from the song "Waking the Witch," on Kate Bush's 1985 album, "Hounds of Love."


They say that the Devil is a charming man. And just like you I bet he can dance.

This is Kate Bush, from the song "Heads We're Dancing," off of her 1989 album, "The Sensual World."


It groveled, seemingly on all fours: it snatched and growled like some strange wild animal.

Jane's narration, on Bertha (from Jane Eyre, Chapter 26).


I did not think I should tremble in this way when I saw him.

Jane's inner monologue, as she bumps into Mr. Rochester on her walk from Millcote to Thornfield (from Jane Eyre, Chapter 22).


Oh, I wanna be a rubberband girl.

Kate Bush, in the chorus of her song, "Rubberband Girl," on her album, "The Red Shoes."


Feeling without judgment is a washy draught indeed.

Jane, generalizing about her sister, Georgiana (from Jane Eyre, Chapter 21).


I should be crying, but I just can't let it show. I should be hoping, but I can't stop thinking.

Kate Bush, from her song, "This Woman's Work."


Yes I said yes I will Yes.

Kate Bush sings this in "The Sensual World" / "Flower of the Mountain" (but it's actually the final line in James Joyce's novel, "Ulysses").


He made me love him without looking at me.

Jane, talking about her crush on Rochester (from Jane Eyre, Chapter 17).


Out in the garden there's half of a heaven, and we're only bluffing.

These are the opening lyrics to Kate Bush's song, "Suspended in Gaffa."


Do I look for those millionaires, like a Machiavellian girl would when I could wear the sunset?

This is a lyric from Kate Bush's song, "The Sensual World."


I could not unlove him now, merely because I found that he had ceased to notice me.

Jane Eyre, to us, her reader, about Mr. Rochester (from Chapter 18).


Tis here where Hell and Heaven dance. This is the constellation of the heart.

Kate Bush, written as part of her song, "Constellation of the Heart."


Any other woman would have been melted to marrow at hearing such stanzas crooned in her praise.

Jane, who claims she isn't to be wooed as easily as other women (from Chapter 24).


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