Wilkie Collins

The Woman in White

    balauramaliahas quoted2 months ago
    and that my sister Sarah and I were the sole survivors of a family of five children.
    balauramaliahas quoted2 months ago
    I had not managed my professional resources as carefully as usual; and my extravagance now limited me to the prospect of spending the autumn economically between my mother's cottage at Hampstead and my own chambers in town.
    Анастасия Аксеноваhas quoted8 months ago
    "You have a claim to hear it.
    b9330501610has quoted9 months ago
    Is there any wilderness of sand in the deserts of Arabia, is there any prospect of desolation among the ruins of Palestine, which can rival the repelling effect on the eye, and the depressing influence on the mind, of an English country town in the first stage of its existence, and in the transition state of its prosperity?
    b9330501610has quoted9 months ago
    What a woman's hands ARE fit for," she said, "early and late, these hands of mine shall do."
    b9330501610has quoted9 months ago
    the first place, I saw darkly what the nature of the conspiracy had been, how chances had been watched, and how circumstances had been handled to ensure impunity to a daring and an intricate crime.
    b9330501610has quoted9 months ago
    behaved, on this occasion, with all pos‍
    b9330501610has quoted9 months ago
    holds with animals, it holds with children, and it holds with women, who are nothing but children grown up.
    Chandana Sahuhas quoted10 months ago
    This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve.
    Chandana Sahuhas quoted10 months ago
    Like a shadow she first came to me in the loneliness of the night. Like a shadow she passes away in the loneliness of the dead.
    Chandana Sahuhas quoted10 months ago
    in the end not less certain) is never to accept a provocation at a woman's hands. It holds with animals, it holds with children, and it holds with women, who are nothing but children grown up. Quiet resolution is the one quality the animals, the children, and the women all fail in. If they can once shake this superior quality in their master, they get the better of HIM.
    Chandana Sahuhas quoted10 months ago
    farther and farther yet. Death takes the good, the beautiful, and the young—and spares me. The Pestilence that wastes, the Arrow that strikes, the Sea that drowns, the Grave that closes over Love and Hope, are steps of my journey, and take me nearer and nearer to the End."
    Chandana Sahuhas quoted10 months ago
    ! They are the enemies of our innocence and our peace—they drag us away from our parents' love and our sisters' friendship—they take us body and soul to themselves, and fasten our help‍
    b9330501610has quoted10 months ago
    Laura's face and manner suggested to me tha
    Chandana Sahuhas quoted10 months ago
    Think of her as you thought of the first woman who quickened the pulses within you that the rest of her sex had no art to stir. Let the kind, candid blue eyes meet yours, as they met mine, with the one matchless look which we both remember so well. Let her voice speak the music that you once loved best, attuned as sweetly to your ear as to mine.
    Chandana Sahuhas quoted10 months ago
    Some of us rush through life, and some of us saunter through life. Mrs. Vesey SAT through life.
    b9330501610has quoted10 months ago
    Dear ladies, as your excellent Sheridan said, I go—and leave my character behind me."
    b9330501610has quoted10 months ago
    day of events. I most fervently hope I may not have to add, a day of disasters as well
    b9330501610has quoted10 months ago
    soiling my nice clean clothes. The housekeeper said, "I am quite o
    b9330501610has quoted10 months ago
    Being, however, nothing but a woman, condemned to patience, propriety, and petticoats for life, I must respect the house-keeper's opinions, and try to compose myself in some feeble and feminine way.
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