Quotes of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A woman’s always younger than a man of equal years.

Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God; But only he who sees, takes off his shoes – The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

If thou must love me, let it be for naught except for love’s sake only.

Since when was genius found respectable?

The iron gate ground its teeth to let me pass!

You were made perfectly to be loved – and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.