Emily Brontë quote about need from Wuthering Heights - You are one of those things that are ever found when least wanted, and when you are wanted, never!
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You are one of those things that are ever found when least wanted, and when you are wanted, never!
 Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights (1847). copy citation

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Author Emily Brontë
Source Wuthering Heights
Topic need want
Date 1847
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/768/768-h/768-h.htm

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“The delirium was not fixed, however; having weaned her eyes from contemplating the outer darkness, by degrees she centred her attention on him, and discovered who it was that held her.
'Ah! you are come, are you, Edgar Linton?' she said, with angry animation. 'You are one of those things that are ever found when least wanted, and when you are wanted, never! I suppose we shall have plenty of lamentations now—I see we shall—but they can't keep me from my narrow home out yonder: my resting-place, where I'm bound before spring is over! There it is: not among the Lintons, mind, under the chapel-roof, but in the open air, with a head-stone; and you may please yourself whether you go to them or come to me!'” source

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