Charles Dickens Quotes Part 137

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 137: 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 137

Charles dickens quotes

 

 

“No Delicacy XIV. The Honest Tradesman XV. Knitting XVI. Still”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“Stony One replies, in a general way, ‘All right.  Everybody knows where to find Durdles, when he’s wanted.’  Which, if not strictly true, is approximately so, if taken to express that Durdles may always be found in a state of vagabondage somewhere.”
― Charles Dickens, The Mystery of Edwin Drood

 

 

 

 

 

 

“every other.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Oh cold, cold, rigid, dreadful Death, set up thine altar here, and dress it with such terrors as thou hast at thy command: for this is thy dominion! But of the loved, revered, and honoured head, thou canst not turn one hair to thy dread purposes, or make one feature odious. It is not that the hand is heavy and will fall down when released; it is not that the heart and pulse are still; but that the hand was open, generous, and true; the heart brave, warm, and tender; and the pulse a man’s. Strike, Shadow, strike! And see his good deeds springing from the wound, to sow the world with life immortal!”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 137

 

 

 

“Here my sister, after a fit of clappings and screamings, beat her hands upon her bosom and upon her knees, and threw her cap off, and pulled her hair down – which were the last stages on her road to frenzy. Being by this time a perfect fury and a complete success, she made a dash to the door”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

 

 

 

 

“If you can’t get to be oncommon through going straight, you’ll never get to do it through going crooked.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

 

“    Peggotty and I were sitting one night by the parlour fire, alone. I had been reading to Peggotty about crocodiles. I must have read very perspicuously, or the poor soul must have been deeply interested, for I remember she had a cloudy impression, after I had done, that they were a sort of vegetable. I”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

“It was a strange figure—like a child: yet not so like a child as like an old man, viewed through some supernatural medium, which gave him the appearance of having receded from the view, and being diminished to a child’s proportions. Its hair, which hung about its neck and down its back, was white as if with age; and yet the face had not a wrinkle in it, and the tenderest bloom was on the skin. The arms were very long and muscular; the hands the same, as if its hold were of uncommon strength. Its legs and feet, most delicately formed, were, like those upper members, bare. It wore a tunic of the purest white; and round its waist was bound a lustrous belt, the sheen of which was beautiful.”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

 

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 137

 

 

“In a school carried on by sheer cruelty, whether it is presided over by a dunce or not, there is not likely to be much learnt. I believe our boys were, generally, as ignorant a set as any schoolboys in existence; they were too much troubled and knocked about to learn; they could no more do that to advantage, than any one can do anything to advantage in a life of constant misfortune, torment, and worry.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

“All things ran their course.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities / Great Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

“I was tired of reading, and dead sleepy; but having leave, as a high treat, to sit up until my mother came home from spending the evening at a neighbour’s, I would rather have died upon my post (of course) than have gone to bed. I”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

“Everything in our lives, whether of good or evil, affects us most by contrast”
― Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 137

 

 

“I had merely announced to her my intention of keeping a man-servant,”
― Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers

 

 

 

 

 

“It’s all very true! It’s a weakness to be so affectionate, but I can’t help it.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Ask no questions and you’ll be told no lies.”
”Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.”
”Miss Havisham: ”I’ll tell you”, said she, in the same hurried passionate whisper, ”what real love is. It is blind devotion, unquestioning self-humiliation, utter submission, trust and belief against yourself and against the whole world, giving up your whole heart and soul to the smiter-as I did! ” ”
”Do you reproach me for being cold? You? You should know , I am what you have made me. Take all the praise, take all the blame, take all the success, take all the failure; in short, take me!”
”Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule!”
”The death close before me was terrible, but far more terrible than death was the dread of being misremembered after death!”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Always the same with you people!”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities / Great Expectations

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 137

 

 

“I was born with a caul, which was advertised for sale, in the newspapers, at the low price of fifteen guineas.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

“Conscience made cowards of us both.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

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