Wuthering Heights (TV Mini-Series 2009) Poster

Tom Hardy: Heathcliff



  • Heathcliff : [bending over Cathy's coffin]  You said I'd killed you... Haunt me then... Be with me always... Take any form, drive me mad but don't leave me. In this abyss where I cannot find you... I cannot live without my life, I cannot live without my soul...

  • Heathcliff : Going somewhere?

    Cathy : Where would I go, my love? It's raining.

    Heathcliff : Yet you have that silk frock on, my love.

    Heathcliff : Someone coming here, perhaps?

    Cathy : Perhaps.

    Heathcliff : Edgar Linton?

    Cathy : [freeing her head from Nellie's fussing hands]  I said enough, Nellie... Let me alone!

    Heathcliff : [slowly walking towards Cathy]  Three months ago we lay together yet since then every evening is spent with the Lintons!

    Cathy : Perhaps I find Edgar easier company. Perhaps he doesn't talk of curses and fall into a brooding silence.

    Heathcliff : So you dislike my company?

    Cathy : It's no company at all when people know nothing and say nothing.

    Heathcliff : [hurt, and giving away as much]  Yeah... There. At last you said that I am no longer worthy of you.

    Heathcliff : [bitterly]  I say, may you suffer for this.

    Cathy : [holding back tears]  So I am cursed too, am I?

    Heathcliff : No, I am the one that is truly cursed. I was cursed the moment I laid eyes on you.

  • Heathcliff : I would die a thousand deaths if I knew she were waiting for me!

  • Cathy : Perhaps your fortune has changed you.

    Heathcliff : Oh, my fortune has changed me in every regard. Except one. And if I could change that too, I would do so.

  • Cathy : Why are you refusing to see me?

    Heathcliff : Cause I don't know you. Hindley's right, that little savage is lost and it was her that I loved.

    Cathy : I know you. And I love you.

    Heathcliff : In the way a mistress loves a servant?

    Cathy : No.

    Heathcliff : Come away with me then, as we planned. There.

    [points to her face] 

    Heathcliff : It's your pause that betrays you.

    Cathy : I'm frightened.

    Heathcliff : Of what? Of me? Or poverty?

    Cathy : You're asking me to risk my reputation. Once a woman's reputation is gone she has nothing.

    Heathcliff : [incredulous]  The old Cathy would never have said such a thing.

    Cathy : The old Cathy didn't know the world and how it regarded...

    Heathcliff : [grabs Cathy, interrupting her]  I tried to leave you. Your love holds me here. Now if you mean to be indifferent to me as least do me the favor of releasing me.

  • Cathy : [contemplative, facing the fireplace, upon hearing someone walk in]  If that's you, Nellie, then I am sorry for scolding you. I wish now that you had stayed.

    Heathcliff : [walking up to Cathy]  It is not Nellie, it is I.

    [while Cathy still refuses to look into his eyes] 

    Heathcliff : Why, Cathy, what is it? What's the matter?

    Cathy : [finally looking up and at him, solemnly]  Edgar Linton has asked me to marry him.

    Heathcliff : [searching Cathy's eyes]  And, have you given him your answer?

    [Cathy nods negatively] 

    Heathcliff : But you did not say no!

    [Cathy nods negatively, again] 

    Heathcliff : And have you considered how you will bear the separation from me, and how I would be quite deserted in the world without you?

    [pauses for a moment] 

    Heathcliff : Did you consider that?

    Cathy : You quite deserted! We separated! Who is to separate us, pray?

    Heathcliff : [stressing his each word]  You would be Mrs. Linton.

    Cathy : Yes. As Mrs. Linton I can aid you to rise and place you out of my brother's power.

    Heathcliff : [with controlled indignation]  With your husband's money you'll rescue me...

    [walking away from Cathy towards the door, and then turning back] 

    Heathcliff : Do you think I can endure such a thing?

    [Cathy rushes to Heathcliff, attempts to kiss him] 

    Heathcliff : [holding Cathy back, accentuating each word, with loathing]  You will be Mrs. Linton.

  • Heathcliff : What's that? There's a look in your eyes. My God, I think it's guilt. You've been with him, haven't you? You've laid with Edgar, haven't you?

    Cathy : He's my husband.

    Heathcliff : As if your pretend marriage matters to me? How am I to look at you? How am I to touch you now that his milky feeble hands have held you as I'm holding you now, you disgust me.

  • Heathcliff : Well, I must compliment you on your taste, Cathy. This is the slavering thing you would prefer to me?

  • Heathcliff : We will wander these moors for all eternity.

  • Cathy : [watches a smiling Heathcliff enter]  Do not smile, my love...

    Heathcliff : If I tell you why I am smiling, I think you will smile too.

    Cathy : [almost whispering]  Tell me...

    Heathcliff : As Hindley was flogging me, I chanted a curse you know... He has lost the only person who ever loved him.

    Cathy : [aghast]  You cannot welcome the death of a baby's mother!

    Heathcliff : I will welcome anything that makes Hindley suffer.

    Cathy : [quietly commands Heathcliff]  Say you're sorry for talking like this my love...

    Heathcliff : [shrugging]  I am not sorry.

    Cathy : [sadly]  Sometimes I think your true passion is hate rather than love.

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