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Wilkie Collins

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The books - the generous friends who met me without suspicion - the merciful masters who never used me ill!

— Wilkie Collins


My hour for tea is half-past five, and my buttered toast waits for nobody.

— Wilkie Collins

#schedule #tea #toast #past

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.

— Wilkie Collins

#control #dispute #empowerment #intelligence #men

No sensible man ever engages, unprepared, in a fencing match of words with a woman.

— Wilkie Collins

#dispute #empowerment #men #superiority #wit

Our words are giants when they do us an injury, and dwarfs when they do us a service.

— Wilkie Collins

#words #language

The best men are not consistent in good-- why should the worst men be consistent in evil.

— Wilkie Collins

#good-and-evil #mr-hartright #men

I have always held the old-fashioned opinion that the primary object of work of fiction should be to tell a story.

— Wilkie Collins

#inspirational #on-fiction #storytelling #writing #inspirational

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.

— Wilkie Collins

#reality #irony

I sadly want a reform in the construction of children. Nature's only idea seems to be to make them machines for the production of incessant noise.

— Wilkie Collins

#noise #nature

There are three things that none of the young men of the present generation can do.They can't sit over their wine;they can't play at wist;and they can't pay a lady a compliment.

— Wilkie Collins

#men #humor

About Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins Quotes

Did you know about Wilkie Collins?

He was often unable to leave his home and had difficulty writing. His next novel No Name combined social commentary – the absurdity of the law as it applied to children of unmarried parents (see Illegitimacy in fiction) – with a densely plotted revenge thriller. He learned Italian while the family was in Italy and began learning French with which he would eventually become fluent.

A number of Collins's works were first publiWilkie Collinsd in Dickens's journals All the Year Round and Household Words. The two collaborated on several dramatic and fictional works and some of Collins's plays were performed by Dickens's acting company. Writing at the time of the Franco-Prussian War in 1870 he stated "I begin to believe in only one civilising influence—the discovery one of these days of a destructive agent so terrible that War shall mean annihilation and men's fears will force them to keep the peace.

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