Saturday, 26 October 2013

The hearts and lives of strangers

The resistless influences which are one day to reign supreme over our poor hearts, and to shape the sad short course of our lives, are sometimes of mysteriously remote origin, and find their devious ways to us through the hearts and the lives of strangers.

Wilkie Collins - The Fallen Leaves (1879)*

*Not one of his better known novels - you won't find it listed in Wikipedia for example.

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