Charles Dickens Quotes Part 187

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 187: 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 187

Charles dickens quotes

 

 

“DOMBEY sat in the corner of the darkened room in the great armchair by the bedside, and Son lay tucked up warm in a little basket bedstead, carefully disposed on a low settee immediately in front of the fire and close to it, as if his constitution were analogous to that of a muffin, and it was essential to toast him brown while he was very new.”
― Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son

 

 

 

 

 

“Thus fearful alike, of those within the prison and of those without; of noise and silence; light and darkness; of being released, and being left there to die; he was so tortured and tormented, that nothing man has ever done to man in the horrible caprice of power and cruelty, exceeds his self-inflicted punishment.”
― Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge

 

 

 

 

 

“Ah Miss Harriet, it would do us no harm to remember oftener than we do, that vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!”
― Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son

 

 

 

 

 

“On the other hand, he reasoned with himself that she was just as good and just as true in love with him, as not in love with him; and that to make a kind of domesticated fairy of her,”
― Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 187

 

 

“The clock ticks over the fireplace, the weather-glass hangs in the hall. Neither clock nor weather-glass is ever right; but we believe in both, devoutly.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Love at first sight is a trite expression quite sufficiently discussed; enough that in certain smouldering natures like this man’s, that passion leaps into a blaze, and makes such head as fire does in a rage of wind, when other passions, but for its mastery, could be held in chains. As a multitude of weak, imitative natures are always lying by, ready to go mad upon the next wrong idea that may be broached—in these times, generally some form of tribute to Somebody for something that never was done, or, if ever done, that was done by Somebody Else—so these less ordinary natures may lie by for years, ready on the touch of an instant to burst into flame.”
― Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend

 

 

 

 

 

“Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business.”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

 

 

 

 

 

“She kisses his lips; he kisses hers; they solemnly bless each other. The spare hand does not tremble as he releases it; nothing worse than a sweet, bright constancy is in the patient face. She goes next before him—is gone; the knitting-women count Twenty-Two. “I am the Resurrection and the Life, saith the Lord: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.” The murmuring of many voices, the upturning of many faces, the pressing on of many footsteps in the outskirts of the crowd, so that it swells forward in a mass, like one great heave of water, all flashes away. Twenty-Three.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 187

 

 

“I know,’ said I, in answer to that action; ‘I know. I have no hope that I shall ever call you mine, Estella. I am ignorant what may become of me very soon, how poor I may be, or where I may go. Still, I love you. I have loved you ever since I first saw you in this house.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

“Oh! I have a heart to be stabbed in or shot in, I have no doubt,” said Estella, “and of course if it ceased to beat I should cease to be. But you know what I mean. I have no softness there, no–sympathy–sentiment–nonsense.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

“The crowd in the street jostling the crowd in his mind, and the two crowds making a confusion, he avoided London Bridge, and turned off in the quieter direction of the Iron Bridge.”
― Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit

 

 

 

 

“If I might offer any apology for so exaggerated a fiction as the Barnacles and the Circumlocution Office,”
― Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 187

 

 

“I could not do what I have promised, for money,” she replied. “I could not take it, if I was starving. To give me money would be to take away your trust, to take away the object that you have given me, to take away the only certain thing that saves me from the river.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

“If you’re a rational being, don’t make such ridiculous excuses. Habit! If I was to get a habit (as you call it) of walking on the ceiling, like the flies, I should hear enough of it, I daresay. It appeared so probable that such a habit might be attended with some degree of notoriety, that Mr Chick didn’t venture to dispute the position. ‘Bow-wow-wow!”
― Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son

 

 

 

 

 

“Cadogan Place is the one slight bond that joins two great extremes; it is the connecting link between the aristocratic pavements of Belgrave Square, and the barbarism of Chelsea.”
― Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 187

 

 

“The clerk in the Tank involuntarily applauded. Becoming immediately sensible of the impropriety, he poked the fire, and extinguished the last frail spark for ever.”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

 

 

 

 

 

“and if I had turned myself upside down before drinking, the wine could not have gone more direct to my head.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

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