"Do you think I can stay to become nothing to you? Do you think I am an automaton? a machine without feelings? and can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup?
Do you think because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! I have as much soul as you, and full of as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty, and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is me to leave you.
... I am not talking to you in mortal flesh...it is my spirit that addresses your spirit..."
~Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
I think this version of Jane Eyre does this scene splendidly.
What are some other ways to express emotion through words?