Charles Dickens Quotes Part 133

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 133: 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 133

Charles dickens quotes

 

“…think now and then that there is a man who would give his life, to keep a life you love beside you!”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

 

“If she had constantly thought of herself, and settled with herself that everybody visited this place upon her, turned it against her, and cast it at her, she would have led an irritable and probably an useless existence. Yet I have heard tell, Tattycoram, that her young life has been one of active resignation, goodness, and noble service. Shall I tell you what I consider those eyes of hers, that were here just now, to have always looked at, to get that expression?’ ‘Yes, if you please, sir.’ ‘Duty, Tattycoram. Begin it early, and do it well; and there is no antecedent to it, in any origin or station, that will tell against us with the Almighty, or with ourselves.”
― Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit

 

 

 

 

 

“The contention came, after all, to this – the secret was such an old one now, had so grown into me and become a part of myself, that I could not tear it away.”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

 

 

 

“are,” the guard called to the voice in the mist, “because, if I should make a mistake, it could never be set right in your lifetime. Gentleman of the name of Lorry answer straight.” “What is the matter?” asked the passenger, then, with mildly quavering speech. “Who wants me? Is it Jerry?” (“I don’t like Jerry’s voice, if”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 133

 

 

“I have become accustomed to hear Mr. Micawber assert that he has sold himself to the D.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The father had long ago taken up his bundle and hidden himself away with it, when the women who had tended the bundle while it lay on the base of the fountain, sat there watching the running of the water and the rolling of the Fancy Ball—when the one woman who had stood conspicuous, knitting, still knitted on with the steadfastness of Fate. The water of the fountain ran, the swift river ran, the day ran into evening, so much life in the city ran into death according to rule, time and tide waited for no man, the rats were sleeping close together in their dark holes again, the Fancy Ball was lighted up at supper, all things ran their course.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“…and in all the broad expanse of tranquil light they showed to me, I saw no shadow of another parting from her.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

“In the Eastern story, the heavy slab that was to fall on the bed of state in the flush of conquest was slowly wrought out of the quarry, the tunnel of the rope to hold it in its place was slowly carried through the leagues of rock, the slab was slowly raised and fitted in the roof, the rope to the great iron ring. All being made ready with much labour, and the hour come, the sultan was aroused in the dead of the night, and the sharpened axe that was to sever the rope from the great iron ring was put into his hand, and he struck with it, and the rope parted and rushed away, and the ceiling fell. So, in my case; all the work, near and afar, that tended to the end had been accomplished, and in an instant the blow was struck, and the roof of my stronghold dropped upon me.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 133

 

 

“Temple Bar was hundreds of miles away,”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

“like many fond parents, I have in my heart of hearts a favourite child. And his name is DAVID COPPERFIELD.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield (Centaur Classics) [The 100 greatest novels of all time – #64]

 

 

 

 

 

“earthly order of events had lately come to the English Crown and People, from a congress of British subjects in America: which, strange to relate, have proved more important to the human race than any communications yet received through any of the chickens of”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

“Ho yes! I am a abject slave, and a toiling, moiling, constant-working, always-being-found-fault-with, never-giving-satisfactions, nor-having-no-time-to-clean-oneself, potter’s wessel—an’t I, miss! Ho yes! My situations is lowly, and my capacities is limited, and my duties is to humble myself afore the base degenerating daughters of their blessed mothers as is fit to keep companies with holy saints but is born to persecutions from wicked relations—and to demean myself before them as”
― Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge

 

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 133

 

 

“The first dish is a cabbage, boiled with a great quantity of rice in a tureen full of water, and flavoured with cheese.  It is so hot, and we are so cold, that it appears almost jolly.  The second dish is some little bits of pork, fried with pigs’ kidneys.  The third, two red fowls.  The fourth, two little red turkeys.  The fifth, a huge stew of garlic and truffles, and I don’t know what else; and this concludes the entertainment.”
― Charles Dickens, Pictures from Italy

 

 

 

 

 

 

“whom a prophetic private in the Life Guards had heralded the sublime appearance by announcing that arrangements were made for the swallowing up of London and Westminster.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

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