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.
("The Woman in White")
More Quotes from Wilkie Collins: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.
It is one of my rules in life, never to notice what I don't understand.
Peace rules the day, where reason rules the mind.
Marian and I avoided all further reference to that other subject, which by her consent and mine, was not to be mentioned between us yet. It was not the less present in our minds--it was rather kept alive in them by the restraint which we had imposed on ourselves
This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve.
Ah! I am a bad man, Lady Glyde, am I not? I say what other people only think, and when all the rest of the world is in a conspiracy to accept the mask for the true face, mine is the rash hand that tears off the plump pasteboard and shows the bare bones beneath.
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