Charles Dickens Quotes Part 138

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 138: 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 138

Charles dickens quotes

 

 

“It isn’t that spirit. He has the power to render us happy or unhappy; to make our service light or burdensome; a pleasure or a toil. Say that his power lies in words and looks; in things so slight and insignificant that it is impossible to add and count ’em up: what then? The happiness he gives, is quite as great as if it cost a fortune.”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

 

 

 

 

 

“Promises XI. A Companion Picture XII. The Fellow of Delicacy XIII. The Fellow of No Delicacy XIV. The Honest Tradesman”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

 

“It was a Game called Yes and No, where Scrooge’s nephew had to think of something, and the rest must find out what; he only answering to their questions yes or no, as the case was. The brisk fire of questioning to which he was exposed, elicited from him that he was thinking of an animal, a live animal, rather a disagreeable animal, a savage animal, an animal that growled and grunted sometimes, and talked sometimes, and lived in London, and walked about the streets, and wasn’t made a show of, and wasn’t led by anybody, and didn’t live in a menagerie, and was never killed in a market, and was not a horse, or an ass, or a cow, or a bull, or a tiger, or a dog, or a pig, or a cat, or a bear. At every fresh question that was put to him, this nephew burst into a fresh roar of laughter; and was so inexpressibly tickled, that he was obliged to get up off the sofa and stamp. At last the plump sister, falling into a similar state, cried out:
“I have found it out! I know what it is, Fred! I know what it is!”
“What is it?” cried Fred.
“It’s your Uncle Scro-o-o-o-oge!”
Which it certainly was. Admiration was the universal sentiment, though some objected that the reply to “Is it a bear?” ought to have been “Yes;” inasmuch as an answer in the negative was sufficient to have diverted their thoughts from Mr. Scrooge, supposing they had ever had any tendency that way.”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 138

 

 

“A spirit that was once a man could hardly feel stranger or lonelier, going unrecognized among mankind, than I feel.”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

 

 

 

“There is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast.”
― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

 

 

 

 

 

“May the Devil carry away these idiots!”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities / Great Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

“It is a most miserable thing to feel ashamed of home.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 138

 

 

“A Companion Picture XII. The Fellow of Delicacy XIII.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“It was grand to see how the wind awoke, and bent the trees, and drove the rain before it like a cloud of smoke; and to hear the solemn thunder and to see the lightning; and while thinking with awe of the tremendous powers by which our little lives are encompassed, to consider how beneficent they are and how upon the smallest flower and leaf there was already a freshness poured from all this seeming rage which seemed to make creation new again.”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House

 

 

 

 

 

“that 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

 

 

 

 

 

“We have had for breakfast, toasts, cakes, a yorkshire pie, a piece of beef about the size and much the shape of my portmanteau, tea, coffee, ham and eggs…”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 138

 

 

“In any of the burial-places of this city through which I pass, is there a sleeper more inscrutable than its busy inhabitants are, in their innermost personality, to me, or than I am to them?”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“Deus sabe que não há porque nos envergonharmos de nossas lágrimas jamais, pois elas são a chuva que cai sobre a poeira da terra que nos cega (…)”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

“the empty court is locked up. If all the injustice it has committed and all the misery it has caused could only be locked up with it, and the whole burnt away in a great funeral pyre—why”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House

 

 

 

 

 

“Hallo! A great deal of steam! The pudding was out of the copper. A smell like a washing-day! That was the cloth. A smell like an eating-house and a pastrycook’s next door to each other, with a laundress’s next door to that! That was the pudding! In half a minute Mrs. Cratchit entered—flushed, but smiling proudly—with the pudding, like a speckled cannon-ball, so hard and firm, blazing in half of half-a-quartern of ignited brandy, and bedight with Christmas holly stuck into the top.”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 138

 

 

“Mr. Wititterly, it should be observed, was accustomed to owe small accounts, and to leave them owing. All men have some little pleasant way of their own; and this was Mr. Wititterly’s.”
― Charles Dickens, The Complete Works of Charles Dickens

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Having made this lunatic confession, I began to throw my torn-up grass into the river, as if I had some thoughts of following it.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

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