Charles Dickens Quotes Part 117

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 117: 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 117

Charles dickens quotes

 

“Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well; making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigour.”
― Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge: Illustrated Edition – Historical Novel

 

 

 

 

 

“The two things clearest in my mind were, that a remoteness had come upon the old Blunderstone life—which seemed to lie in the haze of an immeasurable distance; and that a curtain had for ever fallen on my life at Murdstone and Grinby’s. No one has ever raised that curtain since. I have lifted it for a moment, even in this narrative, with a reluctant hand, and dropped it gladly. The remembrance of that life is fraught with so much pain to me, with so much mental suffering and want of hope, that I have never had the courage even to examine how long I was doomed to lead it. Whether it lasted for a year, or more, or less, I do not know. I only know that it was, and ceased to be; and that I have written, and there I leave it.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Oh, it’s not her Christian name. Her Christian name is Clara.’ ‘Is it though?’ said Mr. Barkis. He seemed to find an immense fund of reflection in this circumstance, and sat pondering and inwardly whistling for some time. ‘Well!’ he resumed at length. ‘Says you, “Peggotty! Barkis is waitin’ for a answer.” Says she, perhaps, “Answer to what?” Says you, “To what I told you.” “What is that?” says she. “Barkis is willin’,” says you.’ This extremely artful suggestion Mr. Barkis accompanied with a nudge of his elbow that gave me quite a stitch in my”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 117

 

 

“I was glad to be tenderly remembered, to be gently pitied, not to be quite forgotten.”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House

 

 

 

 

 

“The worm does not his work more surely on the dead body, than does this slow creeping fire upon the living frame.”
― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Near the bottom, somebody fell, and rolled down. Somebody else said it was Copperfield. I was angry at that false report, until, finding myself on my back in the passage, I began to think there might be some foundation for it.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

“After bursting open a door of idiotic obstinacy with a weak rattle in its throat, you fell into Tellson’s down two steps, and came to your senses in a miserable little shop, with two little counters, where the oldest of men made your cheque shake as if the wind rustled it, while they examined the signature by the dingiest of windows, which were always under a shower-bath of mud from Fleet-street, and which were made the dingier by their own iron bars proper, and the heavy shadow of Temple Bar.”
― Dickens Charles, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 117

 

 

“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other…every beating heart in the hundreds of thousands of breasts there, is, in some of its imaginings, a secret to the heart nearest it!”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“My first most vivid and broad impression of the identity of things seems to me to have been gained on a memorable raw afternoon towards evening.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

“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 within his breast, and defeating him.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 117

 

 

“There was a long hard time when I kept far from me, the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth. But, since my duty has not been incompatible with the admission of that remembrance, I have given it a place in my heart.”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

 

 

“You find us, Copperfield,’ said Mr Micawber, with one eye on Traddles, ‘at present established, on what may be designated as a small and unassuming scale; but, you are aware that I have, in the course of my career, surmounted difficulties, and conquered obstacles.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

“There is nothing half so green that I know anywhere, as the grass of that churchyard; nothing half so shady as its trees; nothing half so quiet as its tombstones. The sheep are feeding there, when I kneel up, early in the morning, in my little bed in a closet within my mother’s room, to look out at it; and I see the red light shining on the sun-dial, and think within myself, ‘Is the sun-dial glad, I wonder, that it can tell the time again?”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 117

 

 

“Tan grande es la fuerza de la costumbre, y tan deseable que las costumbres desde el principio sean buenas.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

“Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlaying our hard hearts.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

SEE MORE:

 

Leave a Comment