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Wilkie Collins Quotes - LitQuotes found 28 Wilkie Collins quotes

"I must go to the window and get some air. Shall I jump out? No; it disfigures one so, and the coroner's inquest lets so many people see it." Wilkie CollinsArmadale
In all the thousands of times I have asked other people for advice, I never yet got the advice I wanted. Wilkie CollinsArmadale
Books—the generous friends who met me without suspicion—the merciful masters who never used me ill! Wilkie CollinsArmadale
It may be that mortal free-will can conquer mortal fate; and that going, as we all do, inevitably to death, we go inevitably to nothing that is before death. Wilkie CollinsArmadale
I have noticed that the Christianity of a certain class of respectable people begins when they open their prayer-books at eleven o'clock on Sunday morning, and ends when they shut them up again at one o'clock on Sunday afternoon. Nothing so astonishes and insults Christians of this sort as reminding them of their Christianity on a week-day. Wilkie CollinsArmadale
The best men are not consistent in good--why should the worst men be consistent in evil? Wilkie CollinsThe Woman in White
Women can resist a man's love, a man's fame, a man's personal appearance, and a man's money, but they cannot resist a man's tongue when he knows how to talk to them. Wilkie CollinsThe Woman in White
"I am a citizen of the world, and I have met, in my time, with so many different sorts of virtue, that I am puzzled, in my old age, to say which is the right sort and which is the wrong." Wilkie CollinsThe Woman in White
The woman who first gives life, light, and form to our shadowy conceptions of beauty, fills a void in our spiritual nature that has remained unknown to us till she appeared. Wilkie CollinsThe Woman in White
Some of us rush through life, and some of us saunter through life. Mrs. Vesey SAT through life. Wilkie CollinsThe Woman in White

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