The Portrait of a Lady
"The ladies will save us," said the old man; "that is the best of them will – for I make a difference between them. Make up to a good one and marry her, and your life will become much more interesting." (1.11)
Lord Warburton was left standing with Ralph Touchett, to whom in a moment he said: "you wished a while ago to see my idea of an interesting woman. There it is!" (2.20)
"You apparently have a great passion for knowledge," her cousin returned.
"I think I have; most girls are horridly ignorant."
"You strike me as different from most girls." (5.16)