I am not against hasty marriages where a mutual flame is fanned by an adequate income.
More Quotes from Wilkie Collins:I have always maintained that the one important phenomenon presented by modern society is - the enormous prosperity of Fools.
The horrid mystery hanging over us in this house gets into my head like liquor, and makes me wild.
Your tears come easy, when you're young, and beginning the world. Your tears come easy, when you're old, and leaving it.
Sir John had his share150perhaps rather a large share150of the more harmless and amiable of the weaknesses incidental to humanity. Among these, I may mention as applicable to the matter in hand, an invincible reluctance150so long as he enjoyed his usual good health150to face the responsibility of making his will.
I am (thank God) constitutionally superior to reason.
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