Charles Dickens Quotes Part 32

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 32: 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 32

Charles dickens quotes


“Therefore, he sat before his dying fire, sorrowful to think upon
the way by which he had come to that night, yet not strewing poison
on the way by which other men had come to it. That he should have
missed so much, and at his time of life should look so far about
him for any staff to bear him company upon his downward journey and
cheer it, was a just regret. He looked at the fire from which the
blaze departed, from which the afterglow subsided, in which the
ashes turned grey, from which they dropped to dust, and thought,
‘How soon I too shall pass through such changes, and be gone!’

To review his life was like descending a green tree in fruit and
flower, and seeing all the branches wither and drop off, one by
one, as he came down towards them.

‘From the unhappy suppression of my youngest days, through the
rigid and unloving home that followed them, through my departure,
my long exile, my return, my mother’s welcome, my intercourse with
her since, down to the afternoon of this day with poor Flora,’ said
Arthur Clennam, ‘what have I found!’

His door was softly opened, and these spoken words startled him,
and came as if they were an answer:

‘Little Dorrit.”
― Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit




“If I may so express it, I was steeped in Dora. I was not merely over head and ears in love with her, but I was saturated through and through. Enough love might have been wrung out of me, metaphorically speaking, to drown anybody in; and yet there would have remained enough within me, and all over me, to pervade my entire existence.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield




“Come! Let us make that bargain. Think of me at my best, if circumstances should ever part us!”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield




“The broken heart. You think you will die, but you keep living, day after day after terrible day.”
― Charles Dickens


Charles Dickens Quotes Part 32

“[…] Says it with his head on!” Mr. Stryver remarked upon the peculiarity as if it would have been infinitely less remarkable if he had said it with his head off.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities




“unless we learn to do our duty to those whom we employ, they will never learn to do their duty to us”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield




“They’ll not blame me. They’ll not object to me. They’ll not mind what I do, if it’s wrong. I’m only Mr. Dick.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield




“he is a confoundedly bad kind of man. He is a slow-torturing kind of man. He is no more like flesh and blood than a rusty old carbine is. He is a kind of man―by George!―that has caused more restlessness, and more uneasiness, and more dissatisfaction with myself than all other men put together. That’s the kind of man Mr. Tulkinghorn is!”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House




“Mrs General had no opinions. Her way of forming a mind was to prevent it from forming opinions. She had a little circular set of mental grooves or rails on which she started little trains of other people’s opinions, which never overtook one another, and never got anywhere.”
― Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit




“I hardly seem yet,” returned Charles Darnay, “to belong to this world again.”
“I don’t wonder at it; it’s not so long since you were pretty far advanced on your way to another.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 32


“Man is but mortal; and there is a point beyond which human courage cannot extend.”
― Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers




“Very strange things comes to our knowledge in families, miss; bless your heart, what you would think to be phenomenons, quite … Aye, and even in gen-teel families, in high families, in great families … and you have no idea … what games goes on!”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House





“Sudden shifts and changes are no bad preparation for political life.”
― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist




“What do you mean, Phib?” asked Miss Squeers, looking in her own little glass, where, like most of us, she saw – not herself, but the reflection of some pleasant image in her own brain.”
― Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby




“Stephen Blackpool fall into the loneliest of lives, the life of solitude among a familiar crowd. The stranger in the land who looks into ten thousand faces for some answering look and never finds it, is in cheering society as compared with him who passes ten averted faces daily, that were once the countenances of friends”
― Charles Dickens, Hard Times


Charles Dickens Quotes Part 32


“if I was a painter, and was to paint the American Eagle, how should I do it?…I should want to draw it like a Bat, for its short-sightedness; like a Bantam. for its bragging; like a Magpie, for its honesty; like a Peacock, for its vanity; like an Ostrich, for putting its head in the mud, and thinking nobody sees it -‘ …’And like a Phoenix, for its power of springing from the ashes of its faults and vices, and soaring up anew into the sky!”
― Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit



“The simple fact was, that Oliver, instead of possessing too little feeling, possessed rather too much, and was in a fair way of being reduced to a state of brutal stupidity and sullenness for life, by the ill usage he had received.”
― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist





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