Charles Dickens Quotes Part 149

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 149: 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 149

Charles dickens quotes

 

“The great grindstone, Earth, had turned when Mr. Lorry looked out again, and the sun was red on the court-yard. But, the lesser grindstone stood alone there in the calm morning air, with a red upon it that the sun had never given, and would never take away.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“It’s very much to be wished that some mothers would leave their daughters alone after marriage, and not be so violently affectionate. They seem to think that the only return that can be made them for bringing an unfortunate young woman into the world — God bless my soul, if she asked to be brought, or wanted to come! — is full liberty to worry her out of it again.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

“Of course I was in love with little Em’ly. I am sure I loved that baby quite as truly, quite as tenderly, with greater purity and more disinterestedness, than can enter into the best love of a later time of life, high and ennobling as it is.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

“They are Man’s,” said the Spirit, looking down upon them. “And they cling to me, appealing from their fathers. This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy, for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased. Deny it!” cried the Spirit, stretching out its hand towards the city. “Slander those who tell it ye! Admit it for your factious purposes, and make it worse . And bide the end!”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 149

 

 

“There was not one straight floor from the foundation to the roof; the ceilings were so fantastically clouded by smoke and dust, that old women might have told fortunes in them better than in grouts of tea;”
― Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit

 

 

 

 

 

“I always loved that boy as if he’d been my– my– my own grandfather.”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

 

 

 

“I said I could not deny that this was a strong point. I said it (people often do so, in such cases) like a rather reluctant concession to truth and justice; – as if I wanted to deny it!”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

“He may not have money, but he always has what is much better—family, my dear.”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 149

 

 

“impatiently. ‘Bear a hand and help me. Well!’ when somebody had”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Only last Sunday, when poor wretches were gay—within the walls playing with children among the clipped trees and the statues in the Palace Garden; walking, a score abreast, in the Elysian Fields, made more Elysian by performing dogs and wooden horses; between whiles filtering (a few) through the gloomy Cathedral of Our Lady to say a word or two at the base of a pillar within flare of a rusty little gridiron-full of gusty little tapers; without the walls encompassing Paris with dancing, love-making, wine-drinking, tobacco-smoking, tomb-visiting, billiard card and domino playing, quack-doctoring, and much murderous refuse, animate and inanimate—only last Sunday, my Lady, in the desolation of Boredom and the clutch of Giant Despair, almost hated her own maid for being in spirits. She cannot, therefore, go too fast from Paris. Weariness of soul lies before her, as it lies behind—her Ariel has put a girdle of it round the whole earth, and it cannot be unclasped—but the imperfect remedy is always to fly from the last place where it has been experienced. Fling Paris back into the distance, then, exchanging it for endless avenues and cross-avenues of wintry trees! And, when next beheld, let it be some leagues away, with the Gate of the Star a white speck glittering in the sun, and the city a mere mound in a plain—two dark square towers rising out of it, and light and shadow descending on it aslant, like the angels in Jacob’s dream!”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House

 

 

 

 

 

“Ainda sinto um certo afeto pela estrada (embora ela, hoje, não seja tão agradável quanto o era na ocasião), formado pelas impressões de uma juventude cheia de esperanças e que não conhecia ainda as desilusões”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

 

“No rest, no peace. Incessant torture of remorse.”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 149

 

 

“noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Don’t be out of temper, my dear,’ urged Fagin, submissively. ‘I have never forgot you, Bill; never once.’
‘No! I’ll pound it that you han’t,’ replied Sikes, with a bitter grin. ‘You’ve been scheming and plotting away, every hour that I have laid shivering and burning here; and Bill was to do this; and Bill was to do that; and Bill was to do it all, dirt cheap, as soon as he got well: and was quite poor enough for your work. If it hadn’t been for the girl, I might have died.’
‘There now, Bill,’ remonstrated Fagin, eagerly catching at the word. ‘If it hadn’t been for the girl! Who but poor ould Fagin was the means of your having such a handy girl about you?’
‘He says true enough there!’ said Nancy, coming hastily forward. ‘Let him be; let him be.”
― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 149

 

 

“Nunca somos mais bem enganados, neste mundo, do que por nós mesmos.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

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