Charles Dickens Quotes Part 116

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 116: 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 116

Charles dickens quotes

 

“it was a delusive pie, the crust being like a disappointing head, phrenologically speaking: full of lumps and bumps, with nothing particular underneath.”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

 

 

 

“Britannia, that unfortunate female, is always before me, like a trussed fowl; skewered through and through with office-pens, and bound hand and foot with red tape. I am sufficiently behind the scenes to know the worth of political life. I am quite an Infidel about it, and shall never be converted.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

“I do not find it easy to get sufficiently far away from this Book, in the first sensations of having finished it, to refer to it with the composure which this formal heading would seem to require. My interest in it, is so recent and strong; and my mind is so divided between pleasure and regret—”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

“Then, the night, with the moon and the stars, turned pale and died, and for a little while it seemed as if Creation were delivered over to Death’s dominion.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 116

 

 

“Don’t be afraid to hear me. Don’t shrink from anything I say. I am like one who died young: all my life might have been.”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

 

 

 

“He says, no varnish can hide the grain of the wood, and that the more varnish you put on, the more the grain will express itself.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The man who reviews his own life, as I do mine, in going on here, from page to page, had need to have been a good man indeed, if he would be spared the sharp consciousness of many talents neglected, many opportunities wasted, many erratic and perverted feelings constantly at war in his breast, and defeating him. I do not hold one natural gift, I dare say, that I have not abused. My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 116

 

 

“She watched his face as earnestly as he watched the river. But, in the intensity of her look there was a touch of dread or horror.”
― Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend

 

 

 

 

“She is like the morning,” he said. “With that golden hair, those blue eyes, and that fresh bloom on her cheek, she is like the summer morning. The birds here will mistake her for it. We will not call such a lovely young creature as that, who is a joy to all mankind, an orphan. She is the child of the universe.”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

 

 

 

“For the first time the Doctor felt, now, that his suffering was strength and power. For the first time he felt that in that sharp fire, he had slowly forged the iron which could break the prison door of his daughter’s husband, and deliver him. “It all tended to a good end, my friend; it was not mere waste and ruin. As my beloved child was helpful in restoring me to myself, I will be helpful now in restoring the dearest part of herself to her; by the aid of Heaven I will do it!” Thus, Doctor Manette. And when Jarvis Lorry saw the kindled eyes, the resolute face, the calm strong look and bearing of the man whose life always seemed to him to have been stopped, like a clock, for so many years, and then set going again with an energy which had lain dormant during the cessation of its usefulness, he believed.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 116

 

 

“Dio sa che non dovremmo mai vergognarci delle nostre lacrime, benefiche al pari di pioggia sulla polvere accecante che ricopre i nostri cuori induriti”
― Charles Dickens, Grandi speranze

 

 

 

 

 

“Es una justa, equitativa y noble ley de compensación de la naturaleza que, siendo infecciosas la enfermedad y la tristeza, no haya en el mundo nada tan irresistiblemente contagioso como la risa y el buen humor.”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

 

 

 

 

“Poor Traddles, who had passed the stage of lying with his head upon the desk, and was relieving himself as usual with a burst of skeletons, said he didn’t care. Mr. Mell was ill-used. ‘Who has ill-used him, you girl?’ said Steerforth. ‘Why, you have,’ returned Traddles. ‘What have I done?’ said Steerforth. ‘What have you done?’ retorted Traddles. ‘Hurt his feelings, and lost him his situation.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 116

 

 

“It was uphill work for a foreigner, lame or sound, to make his way with the Bleeding Hearts. In the first place, they were vaguely persuaded that every foreigner had a knife about him; in the second, they held it to be a sound constitutional national axiom that he ought to go home to his own country. They never thought of inquiring how many of their own countrymen would be returned upon their hands from divers parts of the world, if the principle were generally recognised; they considered it particularly and peculiarly British.”
― Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit

 

 

 

 

 

“Sleep came upon me as it came on many other outcasts, against whom house-doors were locked, and house-dogs barked, that night—and I dreamed of lying on my old school-bed, talking to the boys in my room; and found myself sitting upright, with Steerforth’s name upon my lips, looking wildly at the stars that were glistening and glimmering above me.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

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