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The Moonstone

The Moonstone


by Wilkie Collins

The Moonstone Quotes

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Marriage Quotes

I agree with the late William Cobbett about picking a wife. See that she chews her food well, and sets her foot down firmly on the ground when she walks, and you're all right. (

Gender Quotes

And what did Selina say? Lord! how little you must know of women, if you ask that. Of course she said, Yes. (

Memory and the Past Quotes

'In this matter of the Diamond,' he said, 'the characters of innocent people have suffered under suspicion already—as you know. The memories of innocent people may suffer, hereafter, for want...

Society and Class Quotes

That was the point of view I looked at it from. Economy—with a dash of love. I put it to my mistress, in duty bound, just as I had put it to myself. […] My lady burst out laughing, and...

Foreignness and 'the Other' Quotes

Going round to the terrace, I found three mahogany-coloured Indians, in white linen frocks and trousers looking up at the house. (

Literature and Writing Quotes

'There can be no doubt that this strange family story of ours ought to be told. And I think, Betteredge, Mr Bruff and I together have hit on the right way of telling it.' (

Drugs and Alcohol Quotes

Though one of the most inveterate smokers I ever met with, he gave up his cigar, because she said, one day, she hated the stale smell of it in his clothes. (

Religion Quotes

The matron's opinion of Rosanna was (in spite of what she had done) that the girl was one in a thousand, and that she only wanted a chance to prove herself worthy of any Christian woman's interest...

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