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Wilkie Collins quotes: The human heart is unsearchable. Who is to fathom it? The human heart is unsearchable. Who is to fathom it?
Wilkie Collins quotes: I am (thank God!) constitutionally superior to reason. I am (thank God!) constitutionally superior to reason.
Wilkie Collins quotes: Silence is safe. Silence is safe.
Wilkie Collins quotes: After the lapse of a minute, I roused my manhood, and opened the door. After the lapse of a minute, I roused my manhood, and opened the door.
Wilkie Collins quotes: I am not against hasty marriages where a mutual flame is fanned by an adequate income. I am not against hasty marriages where a mutual flame is fanned by an adequate income.
Wilkie Collins quotes: Forgive me, dear Mr. Troy! I am very unhappy, and very unreasonable - but I am only a woman, and you must not expect too much from me. Forgive me, dear Mr. Troy! I am very unhappy, and very unreasonable - but I am only a woman, and you must not expect too much from me.
Wilkie Collins quotes: She was unlike most girls of her age, in thisthat she had ideas of her own. She was unlike most girls of her age, in this
that she had ideas of her own.
Wilkie Collins quotes: The mountain-path of Action is no longer a path for me; my future hope pauses with my present happiness in the shadowed valley of Repose. The mountain-path of Action is no longer a path for me; my future hope pauses with my present happiness in the shadowed valley of Repose.
Wilkie Collins quotes: The small pulse of the life within me, and the great heart of the city around me, seemed to be sinking in unison. The small pulse of the life within me, and the great heart of the city around me, seemed to be sinking in unison.
Wilkie Collins quotes: See with nobody's eyes, we hear with nobody's ears, we feel with nobody's hearts, but our own. See with nobody's eyes, we hear with nobody's ears, we feel with nobody's hearts, but our own.
Wilkie Collins quotes: But you make allowances for women; we all talk nonsense. Good But you make allowances for women; we all talk nonsense. Good
Wilkie Collins quotes: The explanation has been written already in the three words that were many enough, and plain enough, for my confession. I loved her. The explanation has been written already in the three words that were many enough, and plain enough, for my confession. I loved her.
Wilkie Collins quotes: The horrid mystery hanging over us in this house gets into my head like liquor, and makes me wild. The horrid mystery hanging over us in this house gets into my head like liquor, and makes me wild.
Wilkie Collins quotes: The English intellect is sound, so far as it goes,but it has one grave defectit is always cautious in the wrong place. The English intellect is sound, so far as it goes,but it has one grave defect
it is always cautious in the wrong place.
Wilkie Collins quotes: We had our breakfastswhatever happens in a house, robbery or murder, it doesn't matter, you must have your breakfast. We had our breakfasts
whatever happens in a house, robbery or murder, it doesn't matter, you must have your breakfast.
Wilkie Collins quotes: Pedants, who have the least knowledge to be proud of, are impelled most by vanity. Pedants, who have the least knowledge to be proud of, are impelled most by vanity.
Wilkie Collins quotes: I am thinking,' he remarked quietly, 'whether I shall add to the disorder in this room, by scattering your brains about the fireplace. I am thinking,' he remarked quietly, 'whether I shall add to the disorder in this room, by scattering your brains about the fireplace.
Wilkie Collins quotes: The evening advanced. The shadows lengthened. The waters of the lake grew pitchy black. The gliding of the ghostly swans became rare and more rare. The evening advanced. The shadows lengthened. The waters of the lake grew pitchy black. The gliding of the ghostly swans became rare and more rare.
Wilkie Collins quotes: Peace rules the day, where reason rules the mind. Peace rules the day, where reason rules the mind.
Wilkie Collins quotes: Only give a woman love, and there is nothing she will not venture, suffer, and do. Only give a woman love, and there is nothing she will not venture, suffer, and do.
Wilkie Collins quotes: Here is one more book that depicts the struggle of a human creature, under those opposing influences of Good and Evil, Here is one more book that depicts the struggle of a human creature, under those opposing influences of Good and Evil,
Wilkie Collins quotes: It is quite possible that I may be altogether wrong in this idea. My own impression, however, is, that I am right. It is quite possible that I may be altogether wrong in this idea. My own impression, however, is, that I am right.
Wilkie Collins quotes: I roused myself from the book which I was dreaming over rather than reading, I roused myself from the book which I was dreaming over rather than reading,
Wilkie Collins quotes: were we two following our widely parted roads towards one point in the mysterious future, at which we were to meet once more? were we two following our widely parted roads towards one point in the mysterious future, at which we were to meet once more?
Wilkie Collins quotes: expression - nothing expression - nothing
Wilkie Collins quotes: The rod of iron with which he rules her never appears in companyit is a private rod, and is always kept upstairs. The rod of iron with which he rules her never appears in company
it is a private rod, and is always kept upstairs.
Wilkie Collins quotes: And earth was heaven a little the worse for wear. And heaven was earth, done up again to look like new. And earth was heaven a little the worse for wear. And heaven was earth, done up again to look like new.
Wilkie Collins quotes: The deserts of Arabia are innocent of our civilised desolation-the ruins of Palestine are incapable of our modern gloom! The deserts of Arabia are innocent of our civilised desolation-the ruins of Palestine are incapable of our modern gloom!
Wilkie Collins quotes: It is the grand misfortune of my life that nobody will let me alone. It is the grand misfortune of my life that nobody will let me alone.
Wilkie Collins quotes: He has that quiet deference, that look of pleased, attentive interest, in listening to a woman, which, say what we may, we can none of us resist. He has that quiet deference, that look of pleased, attentive interest, in listening to a woman, which, say what we may, we can none of us resist.
Wilkie Collins quotes: I dread the beginning of her new life more than words can tell, but I see some hope for her if she travels - none if she remains at home. I dread the beginning of her new life more than words can tell, but I see some hope for her if she travels - none if she remains at home.
Wilkie Collins quotes: It is the nature of truth to struggle to the light. It is the nature of truth to struggle to the light.
Wilkie Collins quotes: This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve. This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve.
Wilkie Collins quotes: I should have looked into my own heart, and found this new growth springing up there, and plucked it out while it was young. I should have looked into my own heart, and found this new growth springing up there, and plucked it out while it was young.
Wilkie Collins quotes: What lurking temptations to forbidden tenderness find their finding-places in a woman's dressing-gown, when she is alone in her room at night! What lurking temptations to forbidden tenderness find their finding-places in a woman's dressing-gown, when she is alone in her room at night!
Wilkie Collins quotes: I have degraded myself by ever thinking of him as my husband. I have degraded myself by ever thinking of him as my husband.
Wilkie Collins quotes: I have heard, as everybody else has, of a spirit's haunting a house ; but I have had my own personal experience of a house's haunting a spirit. I have heard, as everybody else has, of a spirit's haunting a house ; but I have had my own personal experience of a house's haunting a spirit.
Wilkie Collins quotes: What are we (I ask) but puppets in a show-box? Oh, omnipotent Destiny, pull our strings gently! Dance us mercifully off our moserable little stage! What are we (I ask) but puppets in a show-box? Oh, omnipotent Destiny, pull our strings gently! Dance us mercifully off our moserable little stage!
Wilkie Collins quotes: But, ah me! where is the faultless human creature who can persevere in a good resolution, without sometimes failing and falling back? But, ah me! where is the faultless human creature who can persevere in a good resolution, without sometimes failing and falling back?
Wilkie Collins quotes: The dress of Virtue, in our parts, was cotton print. I had silk. The dress of Virtue, in our parts, was cotton print. I had silk.
Wilkie Collins quotes: You musn't talk of a young lady *belonging* to anybody, as if she was a piece of furniture, or money in the Three per Cent, or something of that sort. You musn't talk of a young lady *belonging* to anybody, as if she was a piece of furniture, or money in the Three per Cent, or something of that sort.
Wilkie Collins quotes: Even lawyers have hearts, and mine ached a little as I took leave of her. The Even lawyers have hearts, and mine ached a little as I took leave of her. The
Wilkie Collins quotes: Very strange!" he said to himself, vacantly. "It's like a scene in a novel - it's like nothing in real life." He Very strange!" he said to himself, vacantly. "It's like a scene in a novel - it's like nothing in real life." He
Wilkie Collins quotes: I hope I take up the cause of all oppressed people rather warmly. I hope I take up the cause of all oppressed people rather warmly.
Wilkie Collins quotes: He was, out of all sight (as I remember him), the nicest boy that ever spun a top or broke a window. He was, out of all sight (as I remember him), the nicest boy that ever spun a top or broke a window.
Wilkie Collins quotes: The fool's crime is the crime that is found out and the wise man's crime is the crime that is not found out. The fool's crime is the crime that is found out and the wise man's crime is the crime that is not found out.
Wilkie Collins quotes: Ah! How much happiness there is in life if we will only have the patience to wait for it. Ah! How much happiness there is in life if we will only have the patience to wait for it.
Wilkie Collins quotes: Men ruin themselves headlong for unworthy women. Men ruin themselves headlong for unworthy women.
Wilkie Collins quotes: heard mother speak of him. Father? Ah, dear! heard mother speak of him. Father? Ah, dear!
Wilkie Collins quotes: You don't have to speak at allI know what you'd say ... - Laura You don't have to speak at all
I know what you'd say ...
- Laura
Wilkie Collins quotes: The law will argue any thing, with any body who will pay the law for the use of its brains and its time. The law will argue any thing, with any body who will pay the law for the use of its brains and its time.
Wilkie Collins quotes: Our words are giants when they do us an injury, and dwarfs when they do us a service. Our words are giants when they do us an injury, and dwarfs when they do us a service.
Wilkie Collins quotes: Some to business, some to pleasure take, But every woman is at heart a rake.'" "The Some to business, some to pleasure take, But every woman is at heart a rake.'" "The
Wilkie Collins quotes: I sadly want a reform in the construction of children. Nature's only idea seems to be to make them machines for the production of incessant noise. I sadly want a reform in the construction of children. Nature's only idea seems to be to make them machines for the production of incessant noise.
Wilkie Collins quotes: The best men are not consistent in good - why should the worst men be consistent in evil? The best men are not consistent in good - why should the worst men be consistent in evil?
Wilkie Collins quotes: Any woman who is sure of her own wits, is a match, at any time, for a man who is not sure of his own temper. Any woman who is sure of her own wits, is a match, at any time, for a man who is not sure of his own temper.
Wilkie Collins quotes: To be told, for the first time, in this place. As the Judge To be told, for the first time, in this place. As the Judge
Wilkie Collins quotes: Don't let me think. Don't let me think.
Wilkie Collins quotes: Let the music speak to us of tonight, in a happier language than our own. Let the music speak to us of tonight, in a happier language than our own.