Charles Dickens Quotes Part 106

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 106: Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world’s best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime and, by the 20th century, critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories are widely read today.

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 106

Charles dickens quotes

 

“You’ll find us rough, sir, but you’ll find us ready.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

“As the last thing on earth that his heart was to warm and soften to, it warmed and softened to this pitiable girl. “I heard you were released, Citizen Evremonde. I hoped it was true?” “It was. But, I was again taken and condemned.” “If I may ride with you, Citizen Evremonde, will you let me hold your hand? I am not afraid, but I am little and weak, and it will give me more courage.” As the patient eyes were lifted to his face, he saw a sudden doubt in them, and then astonishment. He pressed the work-worn, hunger-worn young fingers, and touched his lips. “Are you dying for him?” she whispered.
“And his wife and child. Hush! Yes.” “O you will let me hold your brave hand, stranger?” “Hush! Yes, my poor sister; to the last.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“And as mere human knowledge can split a ray of light and analyze the manner of its composition, so, sublimer intelligences may read in the feeble shining of this earth of ours, every thought and act, every vice and virtue, of every responsible creature on it”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“It is wonderful how Virtue turns from dirty stockings; and how Vice, married to ribbons and a little gay attire, changes her name, as wedded ladies do, and becomes Romance.” —From Charles Dickens’ Preface to Oliver Twist, printed in 1841”
― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 106

 

 

 

“By heaven, he is the most astonishing bird in Europe!” replied the other. “He IS the most wonderful creature! I wouldn’t take ten thousand guineas for that bird. I have left an annuity for his sole support in case he should outlive me. He is, in sense and attachment, a phenomenon. And his father before him was one of the most astonishing birds that ever lived!” The subject of this laudation was a very little canary, who was so tame that he was brought down by Mr. Boythorn’s man, on his forefinger, and after taking a gentle flight round the room, alighted on his master’s head. To hear Mr. Boythorn presently expressing the most implacable and passionate sentiments, with this fragile mite of a creature quietly perched on his forehead, was to have a good illustration of his character, I thought.”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House

 

 

 

 

 

“Respect! I believe young people are quick enough to observe and imitate; and why or how should they respect whom no one else respects, and everybody slights?”
― Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit

 

 

 

 

 

“I won’t go so far as to say, that, as it is, I’ve seen wax-work quite like life, but I’ve certainly seen some life that was exactly like wax-work.”
― Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I do must decidedly object, and have a most invincible and powerful repugnance to that frequent reference to the Almighty in small matters, which so many excellent persons consider necessary in the education of children. I think it monstrous to hold the source of inconceivable mercy and goodness perpetually up to them as an avenging and wrathful God who – making them in His wisdom children before they are men and women – is to punish them awfully for every little venial offence which is almost a necessary part of that stage of life.”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 106

 

 

“Jarndyce mot Jarndyce maler videre. Dette fugleskremselet av en rettssak er med tiden blitt så innfløkt at det ikke er en levende sjel som vet hva den går ut på.”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Heaven be thanked, I love its light and feel the cheerfulness it sheds upon the earth, as much as any creature living.”
― Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop

 

 

 

 

 

“I should like to ask you:–Does your childhood seem far off? Do the days when you sat at your mother’s knee, seem days of very long ago?”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“That was the most remarkable trait in his demeanour. He was crisp, fresh, cheerful, affable, bland; but so surprisingly innocent. Bar sidled up”
― Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 106

 

 

“I have known myself to be quite undeserving. And yet I have had the weakness, and have still the weakness, to wish you to know with what a sudden mastery you kindled me, heap of ashes that I am, into fire”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The raw afternoon is rawest, and the dense fog is densest, and the muddy streets are muddiest near that leaden-headed old obstruction, appropriate ornament for the threshold of a leaden-headed old corporation, Temple Bar. And hard by Temple Bar, in Lincoln’s Inn Hall, at the very heart of the fog, sits the Lord High Chancellor in his High Court of Chancery. Never can there come fog too thick, never can there come mud and mire too deep, to assort with the groping and floundering condition which this High Court of Chancery, most pestilent of hoary sinners, holds this day in the sight of heaven and earth. On”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House

 

 

 

 

 

“When I had lain awake a little awhile, those extraordinary voices with which silence teems, began to make themselves audible. The closet whispered, the fireplace sighed, the little washing-stand ticked, and one guitar-string played occasionally in the chest of drawers.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 106

 

 

“Knitting Done XV. The Footsteps Die Out For Ever Book the First—Recalled”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

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