Charles Dickens Quotes Part 23

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 23: 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 23

Charles dickens quotes

 

 

“things cannot be expected to turn up of themselves. We must in a measure assist to turn them up”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

“And O
there are days
i this life,
worth life and
worth death”
― Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend

 

 

“When he has nothing else to do, he can always contemplate his own greatness. It is a considerable advantage to a man, to have so inexhaustible a subject.”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House

 

 

 

“I see Barsad, and Cly, Defarge, The Vengeance, the Juryman, the Judge, long ranks of the new oppressors who have risen on the destruction of the old, perishing by this retributive instrument, before it shall cease out of its present use. I see a beautiful city and brilliant people rising from this abyss, and, in their struggles to be truly free, in their triumphs and defeats, through long long years to come, I see the evil of this time and of the previous time of which this is the natural birth, gradually making explanation for itself and wearing it out. ”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 23

 

“Oh cold, cold, rigid, dreadful Death, set up thine altar here, and dress it with such terrors as thou hast at thy command: for this is thy dominion! But of the loved, revered, and honoured head, thou canst not turn one hair to thy dread purposes, or make one feature odious. It is not that the hand is heavy and will fall down when released; it is not that the heart and pulse are still; but that the hand was open, generous, and true; the heart brave, warm, and tender; and the pulse a man’s. Strike, Shadow, strike! And see his good deeds springing from the wound, to sow the world with life immortal.”
― Dickens, Charles, A Christmas Carol

 

 

 

“There was a piece of ornamental water immediately below the parapet, on the other side, into which Mr. James Harthouse had a very strong inclination to pitch Mr. Thomas Gradgrind Junior.”
― Charles Dickens, Hard Times

 

 

 

“Least said, soonest mended”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

“Are tears the dewdrops of the heart?”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

“You have been so careful of me that I never had a child’s heart.
You have trained me so well that I never dreamed a child’s dream. You have dealt so wisely with me, Father ,from my cradle to this hour, that I never had a child’s belief or a child’s fear.
Mr. Gradgrind was quite moved by his success, and by this testimony to it. ” My dear Louisa,” said he, you abundantly repay my care. Kiss me, my dear girl.”
― charles Dickens, Hard Times

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 23

 

“a most excellent man, though I could have wished his trousers not quite so tight in some places and not quite so loose in others.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

“We’ll start to forget a place once we left it”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

“Tell the Wind and the Fire where to stop; not me.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

“Scrooge followed to the window: desperate in his curiosity. He looked out.

The air was filled with phantoms, wandering hither and thither in restless haste, and moaning as they went. Every one of them wore chains like Marley’s Ghost; some few (they might be guilty governments) were linked together; none were free. Many had been personally known to Scrooge in their lives. He had been quite familiar with one old ghost, in a white waistcoat, with a monstrous iron safe attached to its ankle, who cried piteously at being unable to assist a wretched woman with an infant, whom it saw below, upon a door-step. The misery with them all was, clearly, that they sought to interfere, for good, in human matters, and had lost the power for ever”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

 

 

 

“When ladies as young, and good, and beautiful as you are,” replied the girl steadily, “give away your hearts, love will carry you all lengths–even such as you, who have home, friends, other admireres, everything to fill them. When such as I, who have no certain roof but the coffin-lid, and no friend in sickness or death but the hospital nurse, set our rotten hearts on any man, and let him fill the place that has been a blank through all our wretched lives, who can hope to cure us? Pity us, lady–pity us for having only one feeling of the woman left, and for having that turned, by a heavy judgment, from a comfort and a pride, into a new means of violence and suffering.”
― Charles Dickens

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 23

 

“Her heart–is given him, with all its love and truth. She would joyfully die with him, or better than that, die for him. She knows he has failings, but she thinks they have grown up through his being like one cast away, for the want of something to trust in, and care for, and think well of. And she says, that lady rich and beautiful that I can never come near, ‘Only put me in that empty place, only try how little I mind myself, only prove what a world of things I will do and bear for you, and I hope that you might even come to be so much better than you are, through me who am so much worse, and hardly worth the thinking of beside you.”
― Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend

 

 

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