Heathcliff, it’s me, I’m Cathy I’ve come home, I’m so cold Let me in through your window
Just one of many quotable lines from the debut Kate Bush single Wuthering Heights (1978). Taken from her album The Kick Inside (1978), the song was a UK number one for 4 weeks and a smash hit around Europe. You might also be interested to see my favourite quote from the novel, a line from the 1939 film or a reference to the book in An American Werewolf in London.
I have not broken your heart – you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine.
As said by the intensely tortured Heathcliff in Emily Bronte’s Gothic classic Wuthering Heights (1847). Famously set in the Moors of Yorkshire, the quote highlights the complex relationship between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, which drives the heart of the book. The gorgeous cover is entitled Figures in a Storm by one of my favourite artists. Percivus has nothing to do with the story but wanted to be included. It is a Penguin Classic after all.
Jack: Did you hear that? David: I heard that. Jack: What was it? David: Could be a lot of things. Jack: Yeah? David: A coyote. Jack: There aren’t any coyotes in England. David: The Hound of the Baskervilles. Jack: Pecos Bill. David: Heathcliffe. Jack: Heathcliffe didn’t howl! David: No, but he was on the moors.
Griffin Dunne and David Naughton in An American Werewolf in London (1981)