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Wilkie Collins Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Wilkie Collins.

This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure,
and what a Man's resolution can achieve.
- Wilkie Collins

Peace rules the day, where reason rules the mind.
- Wilkie Collins

I am not against hasty marriages where a mutual flame
is fanned by an adequate income.
- Wilkie Collins

The horrid mystery hanging over us in this house gets
into my head like liquor,
and makes me wild.
- Wilkie Collins

 

The law will argue any thing, with any body who will
pay the law for the use of its brains and its time.
- Wilkie Collins

I have always maintained that the one important phenomenon
presented by modern society is -
the enormous prosperity of Fools.
- Wilkie Collins

Well may your heart believe the truths I tell;
'Tis virtue makes the bliss,
where'er we dwell.
- Wilkie Collins

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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It is the nature of truth to struggle to the light.
- Wilkie Collins

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

I create a new and more loving story
to surround each event in my past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I choose to create a joyful story in THIS moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles are a retelling in small letters
of the very same story
which is written across the whole world
in letters too large for some of us to see.
- C. S. Lewis

Today is your day to practice whimsey,
skip on the beach, and play with the waves,
watch wondrous cloud animals parade your story,
find a magical white bunny down every rabbit hole.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For everything I observe or experience,
I create a story - not sometimes, but always.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to practice whimsey,
skip on the beach, and play with the waves,
watch wondrous cloud animals parade my story,
find a magical white bunny down every rabbit hole.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest obstacle to a Joyful Life
is your "story" about your life.
Your story is filled with perceives needs and obligations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Watch Wondrous Cloud Animals Parade My Story.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys,
and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination -
think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
- Terry Brooks

For everything observed or experienced,
each of us creates a "story" - not sometimes, but always.
A "story" is the fiction a person tells themselves
about what has happened or is happening.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best comfort I could offer
was to just let her tell her story.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I sing seriously to my mom on the phone.
To put her to sleep, I have to sing "Maria" from West Side Story.
When I hear her snoring, I hang up.
- Adam Sandler

For me, the most powerful expressions of true Christianity
in this material world are an unconditional love of all humans,
and an uncompromising commitment to caring for all
who are sick, infirm, or troubled -
as expressed in the biblical story of the Good Samaritan.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Story is a sacred visualization,
a way of echoing experience.
- Terry Tempest Williams

A story should have a beginning, a middle,
and an end...
but not necessarily in that order.
- Jean-Luc Godard

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because
I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead.
and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
- Elie Wiesel

Recounting of a life story, a mind thinking aloud leads
one inevitably to the consideration of problems which
are no longer psychological but spiritual.
- Paul Tournier

The "stories" we choose to tell about our past
are never what a video camera would have recorded.
We can tell a sad story or a happy story,
and neither story is either
more accurate or "better" than the other story.
The difference is that one story causes us to suffer,
while the other brings us joy. I choose joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fortunately, John Houseman is a marvelous writer and
he sat in on so many story conferences.
He worked with Welles, you know, and he's a marvelous man.
- Vincente Minnelli

Whatever story you want to tell, tell it at the right size.
- Richard Linklater

It's probably why I'm a short story writer.
I tend to remember things in the past in narrative form,
in story form, and I grew up around people who told stories all the time.
- Tobias Wolff

People who were more concerned with themselves and
looking good to their readers then they were with the
characters sacrificed a series for the sake of a story.
- Len Wein

All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -
the story of escape.
It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times,
how to escape.
- Walter Bagehot

The specific story line that people have responded
to the most has been the horror of bathing suit shopping.
- Cathy Guisewite

It's too bad for us 'literary' enthusiasts,
but it's the truth nevertheless - pictures tell any
story more effectively than words.
- William Moulton Marston

If Carter had been there when the AIDS crisis came up,
it would have been a whole different story.
It could have been treated like a legitimate disease.
- Jean O'Leary

Comic books were just the means for me to tell the story.
- Michael Chabon

I didn't mind if they yelled at me, but when they came on the field,
it was a different story.
- Jimmy Piersall

A good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled.
- Raymond Chandler

I laughed all the way through Love Story.
- Paul Lynde

All of my problems are rather complicated -
I need an entire novel to deal with them,
not a short story or a movie.
It's like a personal therapy.
- Manuel Puig

But I feel that I have a responsibility to help the
film and I have relations with the studio and with
those who put up the money so that I can tell a story that I believe in.
- Kevin Spacey

The only difference is that religion is much better
organised and has been around much longer,
but it's the same story with different characters and different costumes.
- James Randi

I figured somebody wrote a story who had a typewriter
and I thought that movies were made by the cowboys and that they just said,
'Okay, you fall off the horse this time.'
- John Sayles

I wanted to make a love story without being nerdy.
- Sofia Coppola

If you've heard this story before, don't stop me,
because I'd like to hear it again.
- Groucho Marx

I've directed enough in the theatre and a couple of films to know that -
to feel fairly secure that if I find a story that I
really like I can probably get it done somewhat.
- Gary Sinise

But with nonfiction, the task is very straightforward:
Do the research,
tell the story.
- Laura Hillenbrand

It's really about, oh come on, this guy wouldn't say
that or he wouldn't do that,
you know, it's about the characters,
about the story,
about the situation.
- Walter Hill

Unless the story line carries the scenes,
the scenes don't really mean anything.
- George Cukor

That was all Rose, and Rose knew what she was doing.
Her main thing was story.
- John Goodman

I am now working on the second WWI story and find the challenge marvelous.
- Anne Perry

If it's a modern-day story dealing with certain ethnic groups,
I think I could open up certain scenes for improvisation,
while staying within the structure of the script.
- Martin Scorsese

Originally the film opened with Ryan in the doctor's office,
being told his wife is dying.
Then we see him walking the streets,
and the story is told in flashback.
- Arthur Hiller

Your life story would not make a good book.
Don't even try.
- Fran Lebowitz

There's fierce competition between all the networks
to get the guest who can bring the most pertinent information
about whatever the story of the moment happens to be.
- Bob Schieffer

I don't finish every story, but I probably write and
send out three out of five of them.
- Robert Sheckley

Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.
- William Throsby Bridges

In early 1993, a hostile observer might have had grounds
for thinking that the Unix story was almost played out,
and with it the fortunes of the hacker tribe.
- Eric S. Raymond

I had the story, bit by bit, from various people,
and, as generally happens in such cases,
each time it was a different story.
- Edith Wharton

I've traveled around the world and made love with many satisfied women.
So I decided to share my story.
- Rick Fox

If you write a story based on a real person,
you're trapped by the details of the real person and his life.
It gets in the way of writing your own story.
- Caroline B. Cooney

You cannot base a whole movie on just the imagery alone.
It has to be the story and the characters.
- John Lasseter

Selling a book or story has never become absolutely automatic for me.
- Rudy Rucker

Many have been with the show for years,
and they have sources in the business,
so we do know things, but until it is verified,
we don't run with the story.
- Mary Hart

When 5150 came out rock was king.
Post Nirvana and Pearl Jam 1996 is a different story.
- Gary Cherone

The happy story right now is the full page in Vanity Fair,
which gives me a great deal of exposure.
- Jackie DeShannon

I hate telling that story to people who've been struggling for years.
- Terry Goodkind

And were an epitaph to be my story I'd have a short one ready for my own.
I would have written of me on my stone:
I had a lover's quarrel with the world.
- Robert Frost

I think it has most to do with the way in which a story is told,
whether it feels real either via the music of the telling
or the 'honesty' of the story.
- Chris Ware

If you take my performance or my understanding of the
role and my appreciation for story and then dress it in CGI,
that I guess becomes an action film.
- Vin Diesel

I am just another fireman because the story focuses
on Joaquin Phoenix's character,
but I play Joaquin's close friend and I get burned up a little bit,
but I don't die.
- Morris Chestnut


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