Respect and Reputation Quotes
How we cite our quotes:
"She sent me a message before her death which I didn't understand at the time; but I have understood it since. She would have appreciated one's esteem." (2.273)
Leave it to Daisy to depart with a cryptic remark. Winterbourne interprets this to mean that she may have loved him. But the choice of the word "esteem" could also mean that she simply desired his respect and admiration.