Charles Dickens Quotes Part 60: 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
“I landed in London on a wintry autumn evening. It was dark and raining, and I saw more fog and mud in a minute than I had seen in a year. I walked from the Custom House to the Monument before I found a coach; and although the very house-fronts, looking on the swollen gutters, were like old friends to me, I could not but admit that they were very dingy friends.”
“You mightn’t think it, but Sloppy is a beautiful reader of a newspaper. He do the Police in different voices’
The visitors again considered it a point of politeness to look at Sloppy, who, looking at them, suddenly threw back his head, extended his moth to the utmost width, and laughed loud and long. At this the two innocents, with their brains in that apparent danger, laughed, and Mrs. Higden laughed, and the orphan laughed, and then the visitors laughed. Which was more cheerful than intelligible.”
“That it is at least as difficult to stay a moral infection as a physical one; that such a disease will spread with the malignity and rapidity of the Plague; that the contagion, when it has once made head, will spare no pursuit or condition, but will lay hold on people in the soundest health, and become developed in the most unlikely constitutions; is a fact as firmly established by experience”
“I tell you what, Mr. Fledgeby,’ said Lammle, advancing on him. ‘Since you presume to contradict me, I’ll assert myself a little. Give me your nose!’
Fledgeby covered it with his hand instead, and said, retreating, ‘I beg you won’t!’
… ‘Say no more, say no more!’ Mr. Lammle repeated in a magnificent tone. ‘Give me your’–Fledgeby started– ‘hand.”
“He went to India with his capital, and there, according to a wild legend in our family, he was once seen riding on an elephant, in company with a Baboon; but I think it must have been a Baboo—or a Begum. Anyhow, from India tidings of his death reached home, within ten years. How they affected my aunt, nobody knew; for immediately upon the separation, she took her maiden name again, bought a cottage in a hamlet on the sea-coast a long way off, established herself there as a single woman with one servant, and was understood to live secluded,”
“[John Jarndyce] rubbed his head so constantly that not a single hair upon it ever rested in its right place”
“I have seen enough, too, to know that it is not always the youngest and best who are spared to those that love them; but this should give us comfort rather than sorrow, for Heaven is just, and such things teach us impressively that there is a far brighter world than this, and that the passage to it is speedy.”
“In our course through life we shall meet the people who are coming to meet us, from many strange places and by many strange roads,’ was the composed reply; ‘and what it is set to us to do to them, and what it is set to them to do to us, will all be done.”
“The gout is a complaint as arises from too much ease and comfort. If ever you’re attacked with the gout, sir, jist you marry a widder as has got a good loud woice, with a decent notion of usin’ it, and you’ll never have the gout agin…. I can warrant it to drive away any illness as is caused by too much jollity.”
“Mr. Wopsle’s great-aunt kept an evening school in the village; that is to say, she was a ridiculous old woman of limited means and unlimited infirmity, who used to go to sleep from six to seven every evening, in the society of youth who paid two pence per week each, for the improving opportunity of seeing her do it.”
“He was a dreamer in such wise, because he was a man who had, deep-rooted in his nature, a belief in all the gentle and good things his life had been without.”
“I am like one who died young. All my life might have been.”
“But the woman who stood knitting looked up steadily, and looked the Marquis in the face.”
“Margheritina, se qualcosa ci dovesse separare, devi pensare a me nella luce migliore, caro ragazzo. Su! Facciamo questo patto. Pensa a me nella luce migliore, se mai le circostanze ci separeranno!”
“Per me, Steerforth, tu non puoi avere luce migliore, né peggiore” affermai. “Tu sei sempre egualmente amato e hai sempre lo stesso posto… nel mio cuore.”
Mi alzai con l’alba incolore e, dopo essermi vestito il più silenziosamente possibile, m’affacciai alla sua camera. Egli era profondamente addormentato: giaceva, tranquillo, col capo appoggiato al braccio, come lo avevo spesso visto giacere a scuola.
Venne, a suo tempo, il momento (e fu prestissimo) in cui quasi mi meravigliai che nulla turbasse il suo riposo, mentre lo guardavo. Ma dormiva (lasciate che io lo ripensi così!) come spesso lo avevo visto dormire a scuola; e così, in quell’ora silenziosa, lo lasciai.
… Per mai più, oh, Dio ti perdoni, Steerforth! Mai più toccare con atto di amore e di amicizia quella mano abbandonata, mai più!
[Charles Dickens; ‘David Copperfield]”
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