There's more to the Brontë sisters than bonnets and looking out over the moors, so we thought it was high time to honour three of Stylist's literary heroines - Charlotte, Emily and Ann Brontë .
Daughters of a cleric, the sisters lived quiet and reclusive lives in Victorian England. Yet browse the collective works of the talented trio and you'll find pages peppered with forward-thinking statements about a woman's role in society and indispensable life advice about love, marriage and friendship. From Ms Eyres' classic lines to wise words from Anne's lesser known novels, we've picked out a selection of the most insightful quotes from the Brontë sisters.
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