Charles Dickens Quotes Part 143

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 143: 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 143

Charles dickens quotes

 

 

“From the outset Dickens seemed to take charge even though he was younger than Seymour and less well known. His narrative input seemed to drive the content of the comic plates, which eventually led to the story becoming the main point of interest and with the death of Seymour the plates were reduced to two an instalment whereas the text increased to 16,000 words. Dickens succeeded where his predecessors had failed, making the print more important than the illustration.”
― Charles Dickens, The Complete Works of Charles Dickens

 

 

 

 

 

“Era uno spettacolo straziante vedere quella donna entrare un giorno dopo l’altro nel cortile della prigione per cercare con ansia e fervore, con l’amore e con le suppliche di intenerire il cuore di pietra del figlio. Ma invano perché egli rimaneva cupo, ostinato e impenitente. Non riuscì ad addolcirne per un istante la durezza della espressione nemmeno l’insperata commutazione della pena di morte in quattordici anni di lavori forzati. Infine la pazienza e la rassegnazione che tanto a lungo avevano sorretto la donna non poterono più dominare le infermità fisiche. Ella si trascinò ancora una volta lungo la via per andare a vedere il figlio, ma le mancarono le forze e cadde a terra priva di sensi. Furono allora poste alla prova la freddezza e l’indifferenza del giovane, e la privazione di cui non poté non avvertire il colpo lo fece quasi impazzire. Un giorno era trascorso e sua madre non era andata a trovarlo; e poi un altro passò senza che gli andasse vicino e un altro ancora, ma non la vide; mancavano ormai solo ventiquattro ore a quello che sarebbe stato forse l’addio supremo. Oh, come allora gli si affollarono alla mente le memorie da tanto tempo dimenticate dei giorni lontani! Correva sconvolto avanti e indietro per l’angusto cortile, come se agitandosi a quel modo avesse potuto affrettare la visita attesa: e con quale amarezza lo investì la realtà della sua condizione di impotente desolazione quando seppe la verità! Sua madre, la sola persona cara che avesse mai avuto sulla terra, era malata, forse morente, meno di un miglio lontano da dove egli si trovava, e se fosse stato libero dai ceppi, gli sarebbero bastati pochi minuti per recarsi al suo capezzale. Corse al cancello, si aggrappò alle sbarre di ferro con la forza della disperazione, e le scosse fino a farle risonare, si gettò contro l’enorme muraglia quasi sperando si aprirsi fra le piante una via d’uscita; ma il cancello e le mura si fecero beffa dei suoi tentativi, ed egli si torse le mani e pianse come un fanciullo.”
― Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 143

 

 

“…there was wild excitement, patriotic fervour, not a touch of human sympathy.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“The sea makes noises against the pier, as if several hippopotami were lapping at it, and were prevented by circumstances over which they had no control from drinking peaceably.  We, the boat, become violently agitated—rumble, hum, scream, roar, and establish an immense family washing-day at each paddle-box. ”
― Charles Dickens, The Uncommercial Traveller

 

 

 

 

 

“I am not afraid to die, Citizen Evremonde, but I have done nothing. I am not unwilling to die, if the Republic which is to do so much good to us poor, will profit by my death; but I do not know how that can be, Citizen Evremonde.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“Superstitious, darling Little Dorrit? Is it a charm?’ ‘It is anything you like best, my own,’ she answered, laughing with glistening eyes and standing on tiptoe to kiss him, ‘if you will only humour me when the fire burns up.”
― Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 143

 

 

“The mice have gnawed at it, and sharper teeth than teeth of mice have gnawed at me.”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

 

 

 

“destined to be unlucky in life; and secondly, that I was privileged to see ghosts and spirits; both these gifts inevitably attaching, as they believed, to all unlucky infants of either gender, born towards the”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

“parlour in which we sit of an evening, my mother and I and Peggotty”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

“I have an affection for the road yet (though it is not so pleasant a road as it was then), formed in the impressibility of untried youth and hope.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 143

 

 

“Oh, the river!’ over and over again. ‘I know it’s like me!’ she exclaimed. ‘I know that I belong to it. I know that it’s the natural company of such as I am! It comes from country places, where there was once no harm in it—and it creeps through the dismal streets, defiled and miserable—and it goes away, like my life, to a great sea, that is always troubled—and I feel that I must go with it!”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The rich mould of dead men’s graves. Creeping where grim death has been, A rare old plant is the Ivy green. Whole ages have fled and their works decayed, And nations have scattered been; But the stout old Ivy shall never fade, From its hale and hearty green. The brave old plant in its lonely days, Shall fatten upon the past; For the stateliest building man can raise, Is the Ivy’s food at last. Creeping on where time has been, A rare old plant is the Ivy green.”
― Charles Dickens, The Complete Works of Charles Dickens

 

 

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