Habits of literary composition are perfectly familiar to me. One of the rarest of all the intellectual accomplishments that a man can possess is the grand faculty of arranging his ideas. Immense privilege! I possess it. Do you?
("The Woman in White")
More Quotes from Wilkie Collins: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.
I am not against hasty marriages where a mutual flame is fanned by an adequate income.
But, ah me! where is the faultless human creature who can persevere in a good resolution, without sometimes failing and falling back?
My hour for tea is half-past five, and my buttered toast waits for nobody.
Your tears come easy, when you're young, and beginning the world. Your tears come easy, when you're old, and leaving it.
I am an average good Christian, when you don't push my Christianity too far. And all the rest of you150which is a great comfort150are, in this respect, much the same as I am.
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