"Must we be strangers, you and I, because there was a time in which we were almost more than friends?"
~ Phineas Finn
by Anthony Trollope
The stranger came early in February, one wintry day, through a biting wind and a driving snow, the last snowfall of the year, over the down, walking from Bramblehurst railway station, and carrying a little black portmanteau in his thickly gloved hand.
~ The Invisible Man
by H. G. Wells
If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.
~ Wuthering Heights
by Emily Bronte
"Very foolish it is to use the wrong word to a stranger; for though the heart may be clean of offence, how is the stranger to know that? He is more like to search truth with a dagger."
by Rudyard Kipling
Stranger, pause and ask thyself the question, canst thou do likewise? If not, with a blush retire.
~ The Mystery of Edwin Drood
by Charles Dickens
"You remember how he would trust strangers, and if they fooled him he would say, 'It's better to be fooled than to be suspicious'--that the confidence trick is the work of man, but the want-of-confidence trick is the work of the devil."
~ Howards End
by E. M. Forster