Charles Dickens Quotes Part 174

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 174: 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 174

Charles dickens quotes

 

 

 

“Janet!”
― Charles Dickens, The Personal History of David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

“Withers received these directions with becoming deference, and gave his guarantee for their execution; but when he withdrew a pace or two behind her, it appeared as if he couldn’t help looking strangely at the Major, who couldn’t help looking strangely at Mr. Dombey, who couldn’t help looking strangely at Cleopatra, who couldn’t help nodding her bonnet over one eye, and rattling her knife and fork upon her plate in using them, as if she were playing castanets.”
― Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son

 

 

 

 

 

“shaggy wrapper, flapping hat, and muddy legs, was rather”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“It is but a glimpse of the world of fashion that we want on this same miry afternoon.… There is much good in it; there are many good and true people in it; it has its appointed place. But the evil of it is that it is a world wrapped up in too much jeweller’s cotton and fine wool, and cannot hear the rushing of the larger worlds, and cannot see them as they circle round the sun.”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House

 

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 174

 

 

“Who happen to be in the Lord Chancellor’s court this murky afternoon besides the Lord Chancellor, the counsel in the cause, two or three counsel who are never in any cause, and the well of solicitors before mentioned? There is the registrar below the judge, in wig and gown; and there are two or three maces, or petty-bags, or privy purses, or whatever they may be, in legal court suits. These are all yawning, for no crumb of amusement ever falls from Jarndyce and Jarndyce (the cause in hand), which was squeezed dry years upon years ago. The short-hand writers, the reporters of the court, and the reporters of the newspapers invariably decamp with the rest of the regulars when Jarndyce and Jarndyce comes on. Their places are a blank. Standing on a seat at the side of the hall, the better to peer into the curtained sanctuary, is a little mad old woman in a squeezed bonnet who is always in court, from its sitting to its rising, and always expecting some incomprehensible judgment to be given in her favour. Some say she really is, or was, a party to a suit, but no one knows for certain because no one cares. She carries some small litter in a reticule which she calls her documents,”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House

 

 

 

 

 

 

“It has always been in my observation of human nature, that a man who has any good reason to believe in himself never flourishes himself before the faces of other people in order that they may believe in him. For this reason, I retained my modesty in very self”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

“All that is loathsome, drooping, or decayed is here.”
― Charles Dickens, American Notes For General Circulation

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 174

 

 

 

“Why have I made up such a story, so out of keeping with an ordinary diary, and a writer’s above all? And I promised two stories dealing with real events! But that is just it, I keep fancying that all this may have happened really — that is, what took place in the cellar and on the woodstack; but as for Christ’s Christmas tree, I cannot tell you whether that could have happened or not.”
― Charles Dickens, Delphi Christmas Collection Volume I (Illustrated)

“attained her five-and-twentieth blessed birthday, of whom a prophetic private in the Life Guards had heralded the sublime appearance by announcing that”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“The bars were wide enough apart to admit of his thrusting his arm through to the elbow; and so he held on negligently, for his greater ease.”
― Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 174

 

 

“it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Within a quarter of an hour we came to Miss Havisham’s house, which was of old brick, and dismal, and had a great many iron bars to it. Some of the windows had been walled up; of those that remained, all the lower were rustily barred. There was a courtyard in front, and that was barred;”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

 

“All the public inscriptions in the town were painted alike, in severe characters of black and white.  The jail might have been the infirmary, the infirmary might have been the jail, the town-hall might have been either, or both, or anything else, for anything that appeared to the contrary in the graces of their construction.  Fact, fact, fact, everywhere in the material aspect of the town; fact, fact, fact, everywhere in the immaterial.  The M’Choakumchild school was all fact, and the school of design was all fact, and the relations between master and man were all fact, and everything was fact between the lying-in hospital and the cemetery, and what you couldn’t state in figures, or show to be purchaseable in the cheapest market and saleable in the dearest, was not, and never should be, world without end, Amen.   A”
― Charles Dickens, Hard Times: The Original Classics – Illustrated

 

 

 

 

 

“What is substantially true of families in this respect, is true of a whole commonwealth.”
― Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 174

 

 

“in my”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

“He had no notion of meeting danger half-way. When it came upon him, he confronted it, but it must come before he troubled himself.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

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