Charles Dickens Quotes Part 121

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 121: 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 121

Charles dickens quotes

 

 

“Was it the speciality of Mr and Mrs Lammle, or does it ever obtain with other loving couples? In these matrimonial dialogues they never addressed each other, but always some invisible presence that appeared to take a station about midway between them. Perhaps the skeleton in the cupboard comes out to be talked to, on such domestic occasions?”
― Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend

 

 

 

 

“Yet this made me none the happier, for, even if she had not taken that tone of our being disposed of by others, I should have felt that she held my heart in her hand because she wilfully chose to do it, and not because it would have wrung any tenderness in her, to crush it and throw it away.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

“Still, the Doctor walked among the terrors with a steady head. No man better known than he, in Paris at that day; no man in a stranger situation. Silent, humane, indispensable in hospital and prison, using his art equally among assassins and victims, he was a man apart. In the exercise of his skill, the appearance and the story of the Bastille Captive removed him from all other men. He was not suspected or brought in question, any more than if he had indeed been recalled to life some eighteen years before, or were a Spirit moving among mortals.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“Carton left him there; but lingered after a little distance, and turned back to the gate again when it was shut, and touched it. He had heard of her going to the prison every day. ‘She came out here,’ he said, looking about him, ‘turned this way, must have trod on these stones often. Let me follow in her footsteps.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 121

 

 

“It was not because I had a strong sense of the virtue of industry, but because Joe had a strong sense of the virtue of industry, that I worked with tolerable zeal against the grain.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

“There are not many places that I find it more agreeable to revisit, when I am in an idle mood, than some places to which I have never been.”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

 

 

 

“We write these words now, many miles distant from the spot at which, year after year, we met on that day, a merry and joyous circle. Many of the hearts that throbbed so gaily then, have ceased to beat; many of the looks that shone so brightly then, have ceased to glow; the hands we grasped, have grown cold; the eyes we sought, have hid their lustre in the grave; and yet the old house, the room, the merry voices and smiling faces, the jest, the laugh, the most minute and trivial circumstances connected with those happy meetings, crowd upon our mind at each recurrence of the season, as if the last assemblage had been but yesterday! Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fireside and his quiet home!”
― Charles Dickens, Delphi Christmas Collection Volume I (Illustrated)

 

 

 

 

 

 

“One of them was my chosen friend. I loved that stupid mite in a passionate way that she could no more deserve than I can remember without feeling ashamed of, though I was but a child. She had what they called an amiable temper, an affectionate temper.”
― Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 121

 

 

“He was careless of his life; careless of whether he lived or died, but not actively intent on self harm.”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Like a dingy London bird among the birds at roost in these pleasant fields, where the sheep are all made into parchment, the goats into wigs, and the pasture into chaff, the lawyer, smoke-dried and faded, dwelling among mankind but not consorting with them, aged without experience of genial youth, and so long used to make his cramped nest in holes and corners of human nature that he has forgotten its broader and better range, comes sauntering home. In the oven made by the hot pavements and hot buildings, he has baked himself dryer than usual; and he has in his thirsty mind his mellowed port-wine half a century old.”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House

 

 

 

 

 

“Barkis suspira.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

“Some remote fragment of Main Line to somewhere else, there was, which was going to ruin the Money Market if it failed, and Church and State if it succeeded, and (of course), the Constitution, whether or no;”
― Charles Dickens, The Mystery of Edwin Drood

 

 

 

 

 

“Old Time, that greatest and longest established spinner of all!…. his factory is a secret place, his work is noiseless, and his hands are mutes.”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 121

 

 

“Pip, dear old chap, life is made of ever so many partings welded together, as I may say, and one man’s a blacksmith, and one’s a whitesmith, and one’s a goldsmith, and one’s a coppersmith. Diwisions”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

“I have been bent and broken,
but––I hope––into a better shape.”
― Charles Dickens – Great Expectations

 

 

 

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