Charles Dickens Quotes Part 39

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 39: 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 39

Charles dickens quotes



“There was a steaming mist in all the hollows, and it had roamed in its forlornness up the hill, like an evil spirit, seeking rest and finding none. A clammy and intensely cold mist, it made its slow way through the air in ripples that visibly followed and overspread one another, as the waves of an unwholesome sea might do. It was dense enough to shut out everything from the light of the coach-lamps but these its own workings, and a few yards of road; and the reek of the labouring horses steamed into it, as if they had made it all.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities




“That I growed up a man and not a beast says something for me.”
― Charles Dickens, The Chimes





“The faintness of the voice was pitiable and dreadful. It was not the faintness of physical weakness, though confinement and hard fare no doubt had their part in it. Its deplorable peculiarity was, that it was the faintness of solitude and disuse. It was like the last feeble echo of a sound made long long ago. So entirely had it lost the life and resonance of the human voice, that if affected the senses like a once beautiful colour faded away into a poor weak stain. So sunken and suppressed it was, that it was like a voice underground. So expressive it was, of a hopeless and lost creature, that a famished traveller, wearied out by lonely wandering in a wilderness, would remember home and friends in such a tone before lying down to die.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities



Charles Dickens  Quotes Part 39



“Some people laughed to see the alteration in him, but he let them laugh, and little heeded them; for he was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this globe, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter in the outset; and knowing that such as these would be blind anyway, he thought it quite as well that they should wrinkle up their eyes in grins, as have the malady in less attractive forms. His own heart laughed: and that was quite enough for him.”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol





“There was an innocent piece of dinner-furniture that went upon easy castors and was kept over a livery stable-yard in Duke Street, Saint James’s, when not in use, to whom the Veneerings were a source of blind confusion. The name of this article was Twemlow.”
― Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend





“But, before I proceed to narrate it, and before I pass on to all the changes it involved, I must give one chapter to Estella. It is not much to give to the theme that so long filled my heart.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations





“I am saying nothing.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities





“The lawyers have twisted it into such a state of bedevilment that the original merits of the case have long disappeared from the face of the earth. It’s about a will and the trusts under a will — or it was once. It’s about nothing but costs now. We are always appearing, and disappearing, and swearing, and interrogating, and filing, and cross-filing, and arguing, and sealing, and motioning, and referring, and reporting, and revolving about the Lord Chancellor and all his satellites, and equitably waltzing ourselves off to dusty death, about costs. That’s the great question. All the rest, by some extraordinary means, has melted away.”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House


Charles Dickens  Quotes Part 39



“I loved her simply because I found her irresistible. Once for all: I knew to my sorrow, often and often, if not always, that I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope,against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations




“Approach me again, you — you — you Heep of infamy,” gasped Mr. Micawber, ” and if your head is human, I’ll break it.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield




“Christmas, and the end of the year, is definitely a time when people try their hardest to begin afresh, “a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely”. (Dickens – “A Christmas Carol”)”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol





“Where is your false, your treacherous, and cursed wife?”

“She’s gone forrard to the Police Office,” returns Mr Bucket. “You’ll see her there, my dear.”

“I would like to kiss her!” exclaims Mademoiselle Hortense, panting tigress-like. “You’d bite her, I suspect,” says Mr Bucket.

“I would!” making her eyes very large. “I would love to tear her, limb from limb.”

“Bless you, darling,” says Mr Bucket, with the greatest composure; “I’m fully prepared to hear that. Your sex have such a surprising animosity against one another, when you do differ.”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House





“I find the nights long, for I sleep but little, and think much.”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House


Charles Dickens  Quotes Part 39



“Ode to an Expiring Frog

Can I view thee panting, lying
On thy stomach, without sighing!
Can I unmoved see thee dying
On a log,
Expiring frog!

Say, have fiends in shape of boys,
With wild halloo and brutal noise,
Hunted thee from marshy joys,
With a dog,
Expiring frog?”
― Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers

“My sister having so much to do, was going to church vicariously, that is to say, Joe and I were going.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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