Wilkie Collins Quotes

Wilkie Collins Quotes

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Your tears come easy, when you're young, and beginning the world. Your tears come easy, when you're old, and leaving it. ~ The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins "This is a miserable world," says the Sergeant. "Human life, Mr. Betteredge, is a sort of target—misfortune is always firing at it, and always hitting the mark." ~ The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins "In all my experience along the dirtiest ways of this dirty little world, I have never met with such a thing as a trifle yet." ~ The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins Every human institution (justice included) will stretch a little, if you only pull it the right way. ~ The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins It is one of my rules in life, never to notice what I don't understand. ~ The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins If he was right, here was our quiet English house suddenly invaded by a devilish Indian Diamond—bringing after it a conspiracy of living rogues, set loose on us by the vengeance of a dead man. ~ The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins "Are there, infinitely varying with each individual, inbred forces of Good and Evil in all of us, deep down below the reach of mortal encouragement and mortal repression -- hidden Good and hidden Evil, both alike at the mercy of the liberating opportunity and the sufficient temptation?" ~ No Name by Wilkie Collins "I have always maintained that the one important phenomenon presented by modern society is -- the enormous prosperity of Fools." ~ No Name by Wilkie Collins "I am not against hasty marriages where a mutual flame is fanned by an adequate income." ~ No Name by Wilkie Collins We had our breakfasts--whatever happens in a house, robbery or murder, it doesn't matter, you must have your breakfast. ~ The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

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