Charles Dickens Quotes Part 52

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 52: 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 52

Charles dickens quotes

 

 

“The emphasis was helped by the speaker’s hair, which bristled on the skirts of his bald head, a plantation of firs to keep the wind from its shining surface, all covered with knobs, like the crust of a plum pie, as if the head had scarcely warehouse-room for the hard facts stored inside.”
― Charles Dickens, Hard Times

 

 

 

 

 

“You know what I am going to say. I love you. What other men may mean when they use that expression, I cannot tell. What I mean is that I am under the influence of some tremendous attraction which I have resisted in vain, and which overmasters me. You could draw me to fire, you could draw me to water, you could draw me to the gallows, you could draw me to any death, you could draw me to anything I have most avoided, you could draw me to any exposure and disgrace. This and the confusion of my thoughts, so that I am fit for nothing, is what I mean by your being the ruin of me.”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

 

 

 

“There never was a man with such a face as yours, unless it was your father, and I suppose he is singeing his grizzled red beard by this time, unless you came straight from the old un without any father at all betwixt you; which I shouldn’t wonder at, a bit.”
― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

 

 

 

 

 

“Besides, the kettle was aggravating and obstinate. It wouldn’t allow itself to be adjusted on the top bar; it wouldn’t hear of accommodating itself kindly to the knobs of coal; it would lean forward with a drunken air and dribble, a very Idiot of a kettle, on the hearth. It was quarrelsome, and hissed and spluttered morosely at the fire. To sum up all, the lid, resisting Mrs. Peerybingle’s fingers, first of all turned topsy-turvey, and then with an ingenious pertinacity deserving of a better cause, dived sideways in – down to the very bottom of the kettle. And the hull of the Royal George has never made half the monstrous resistance to coming out of the water, which the lid of that kettle employed against Mrs. Peerybingle, before she got it up again.
It looked sullen and pig-headed enough, even then: carrying its handle with an air of defiance, and cocking its spout pertly and mockingly at Mrs. Peerybingle as if it said, “I won’t boil. Nothing shall induce me!”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 52

 

 

“What right have you to be merry? what reason have you to be merry? You’re poor enough. Come then, returned the nephew gaily. What right have you to be morose? You’re rich enough.”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

 

 

 

 

“He didn’t at all see why the busy bee should be proposed as a model to him; he supposed the Bee liked to make honey, or he wouldn’t do it — nobody asked him. It was not necessary for the bee to make such a merit of his tastes.”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House

 

 

 

 

“Such,’ thought Mr. Pickwick, ‘are the narrow views of those philosophers who, content with examining the things that lie before them, look not to the truths which are hidden beyond.”
― Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers

 

 

 

 

“[…] There are tales among us that you have sold yourself to the devil, and I know not what.’

 

 

 

 

 

‘We all have, have we not?’ returned the stranger, looking up. ‘If we were fewer in number, perhaps he would give better wages.”
― Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 52

 

“Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

“Miss Manette!’
The young lady, to whom all eyes had been turned before, and were now turned again, stood up where she had sat. Her father rose with her, and kept her hand drawn through his arm.
‘Miss Manette, look upon the prisoner.’
To be confronted with such pity, and such earnest youth and beauty, was far more trying to the accused than to be confronted with all the crowd. Standing, as it were, apart with her on the edge of his grave, not all the staring curiosity that looked on, could, for the moment, nerve him to remain quite still. His hurried right hand parcelled out the herbs before him into imaginary beds of flowers in a garden; and his efforts to control and steady his breathing shook the lips from which the colour rushed to his heart. The buzz of the great flies was loud again.
‘Miss Manette, have you ever seen the prisoner before?’
‘Yes, sir.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

“Wish me everything that you can wish for the woman you dearly love, and I have as good as got it, John. I have better than got it, John.”
― Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend

 

 

 

 

“They never show mercy because mercy was never shown to them”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 52

 

 

“I only hope, for the sake of the rising male sex generally, that you may be found in as vulnerable and soft-hearted a mood by the first eligible young fellow who appeals to your compassion.”
― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

 

 

 

 

 

“Such a number of nights,’ said the girl, with a touch of woman’s tenderness, which communicated something like sweetness of tone, even to her voice; ‘such a number of nights as I’ve been patient with you, nursing and caring for you, as if you had been a child: and this the first that I’ve seen you like yourself; you wouldn’t have served me as you did just now, if you’d thought of that, would you? Come, come; say you wouldn’t.”
― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

 

 

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