Charles Dickens Quotes Part 161

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 161: 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 161

Charles dickens quotes

 

“I could not better testify my respect for your sister than by finally relieving her of her brother,” said Sydney Carton.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“Fifty-two XIV. The Knitting Done XV. The Footsteps Die Out For Ever Book the First—Recalled”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“This scroll, majestic in its severe simplicity, illuminated a little slip of front garden abutting on the thirsty high-road, where a few of the dustiest of leaves hung their dismal heads and led a life of choking.”
― Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit

 

 

 

 

 

“So entirely had it lost the life and resonance of the human voice, that it affected the senses like a once beautiful colour faded away into a poor weak stain.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 161

 

 

“The rest of the half-year is a jumble in my recollection of the daily strife and struggle of our lives; of the waning summer and the changing season; of the frosty mornings when we were rung out of bed, and the cold, cold smell of the dark nights when we were rung into bed again; of the evening schoolroom dimly lighted and indifferently warmed, and the morning schoolroom which was nothing but a great shivering-machine; of the alternation of boiled beef with roast beef, and boiled mutton with roast mutton; of clods of bread-and-butter, dog’s-eared lesson-books, cracked slates, tear-blotted copy-books, canings, rulerings, hair-cuttings, rainy Sundays, suet-puddings, and a dirty atmosphere of ink, surrounding all.     I”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

“They walked on with him until they came to a dirty shop window in a dirty street, which was made almost opaque by the steam of hot meats, vegetables, and puddings. But glimpses were to be caught of a roast leg of pork bursting into tears of sage and onion in a metal reservoir full of gravy, of an unctuous piece of roast beef and blisterous Yorkshire pudding, bubbling hot in a similar receptacle, of a stuffed fillet of veal in rapid cut, of a ham in a perspiration with the pace it was going at, of a shallow tank of baked potatoes glued together by their own richness, of a truss or two of boiled greens, and other substantial delicacies.”
― Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit

 

 

 

 

 

“He was a mere child in the world, but he didn’t cry for the moon.”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House

 

 

 

 

 

“There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited, I dare say,” returned”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 161

 

 

“I have been, as the phrase is, liberally educated, and am fit for nothing.”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

“There are strings … in the human heart that had better not be vibrated.”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

 

 

 

“some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only. There were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a plain face, on the throne of England; there were a king with”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 161

 

 

 

“At this time of the rolling year,” the specter said, “I suffer most. Why did I walk through crowds of fellow-beings with my eyes turned down, and never raise them to that blessed Star which led the Wise Men to a poor abode? Were there no poor homes to which its light would have conducted me?”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

 

 

 

 

 

“He had a particular pride in the phrase eminently practical, which was considered to have a special application to him. ”
― Charles Dickens, Hard Times: The Original Classics – Illustrated

 

 

 

 

 

“Night after night, the waves are hoarse with repetition of their mystery; the dust lies piled upon the shore; the sea-birds soar and hover; the winds and clouds are on their trackless flight; the white arms beckon, in the moonlight, to the invisible country far away.”
― Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son

 

 

 

 

 

“There was a moral infection of clap-trap in him.”
― Charles Dickens, Hard Times

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 161

 

 

“Track of a Storm I. In Secret II. The Grindstone III. The Shadow IV. Calm in Storm”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“the Shadow XI. Dusk XII. Darkness XIII. Fifty-two XIV. The Knitting Done XV. The Footsteps”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“But his heart was heavy, notwithstanding; and he wished, as he crept into his narrow bed, that that were his coffin, and that he could be lain in a calm and lasting sleep in the churchyard ground, with the tall grass waving gently above his head, and the sound of the old deep bell to soothe him in his sleep.”
― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Why should I regret my incapacity for details and worldly affairs, when it leads to such pleasant consequences”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House

 

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 161

 

 

“in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“I was resolute in repulsing him; for I had determined when I went there, that no one should pity me or condescend to me. But he wrote me a letter. It led to our being engaged to be married.”
― Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit

 

 

 

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