Charles Dickens Quotes Part 61

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 61: 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 61

Charles dickens quotes

 

“He never thought of Carton. His mind was so full of the others, that he never once thought of him.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

“Oh, yes, his family is all very fine, Miss Summerson,” replied Miss Jellyby; “but what comfort is his family to him? His family is nothing but bills, dirt, waste, noise, tumbles downstairs, confusion, and wretchedness. His scrambling home, from week’s end to week’s end, is like one great washing-day — only nothing’s washed!”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House

 

 

 

 

“You are not in a fit state to come here, if you can’t come here without spluttering like a bad pen.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

 

“Upon my word and honour I seem to be fated, and destined, and ordained, to live in the midst of things that I am never to hear the last of. ”
― Charles Dickens, Hard Times: The Original Classics – Illustrated

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 61

 

 

 

“In this round world of many circles within circles, do we make a weary journey from the high grade to the low, to find at last that they lie close together, that the two extremes touch, and that our journey’s end is but our starting-place?”
― Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son

 

 

 

 

 

“Looking at the Jury and the turbulent audience, he might have thought that the usual order of things was reversed, and that the felons were trying the honest men. The lowest, cruelest, and worst populace of a city, never without its quantity of low, cruel, and bad, were the directing spirits of the scene: noisily commenting, applauding, disapproving, anticipating, and precipitating the result, without a check. Of the men, the greater part were armed in various ways; of the women, some wore knives, some daggers, some ate and drank as they looked on, many knitted. Among these last, was one, with a spare piece of knitting under her arm as she worked.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“The little child who was to have done so much was born before the turf was planted on its father’s grave. It was a boy; and I, my husband, and my guardian gave him his father’s name. The help that my dear counted on did come to her, though it came, in the eternal wisdom, for another purpose. Though to bless and restore his mother, not his father, was the errand of this baby, its power was mighty to do it. When I saw the strength of the weak little hand and how its touch could heal my darling’s heart and raised hope within her, I felt a new sense of the goodness and the tenderness of God.”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House

 

 

 

 

“The girl’s life had been squandered in the streets, and among the most noisome of the stews and dens of London, but there was something of the woman’s original nature left in her still; and when she heard a light step approaching the door opposite to that by which she had entered, and thought of the wide contrast which the small room would in another moment contain, she felt burdened with the sense of her own deep shame: and shrunk as though she could scarcely bear the presence of her with whom she had sought this interview.”
― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 61

 

 

“I am not aware…that to think of any person is to make a great claim upon that person, my dear.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

 

“Yes, sir,” said I; “him too; late of this parish.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

 

“Aye, though he loved her from his soul with such a self denying love as woman seldom wins; he spoke from first to last of Martin.”
― Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit

 

 

 

 

“The last burst carried the mail to the summit of the hill.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

“…a gallon of condescension, upon everybody…”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

“whip and coachman and guard, however, in combination, had read”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 61

 

“There were three or four of us, counting me. My working place was established in a corner of the warehouse, where Mr. Quinion could see me, when he chose to stand up on the bottom rail of his stool in the counting-house, and look at me through a window above the desk. Hither, on the first morning of my so auspiciously beginning life on my own account, the oldest of the regular boys was summoned to show me my business. His name was Mick Walker, and he wore a ragged apron and a paper cap. He informed me that his father was a bargeman, and walked, in a black velvet head-dress, in the Lord Mayor’s Show. He also informed me that our principal associate would be another boy whom he introduced by the – to me – extraordinary name of Mealy Potatoes. I discovered, however, that this youth had not been christened by that name, but that it had been bestowed upon him in the warehouse, on account of his complexion, which was pale or mealy. Mealy’s father was a waterman, who had the additional distinction of being a fireman, and was engaged as such at one of the large theatres; where some young relation of Mealy’s – I think his little sister – did Imps in the Pantomimes.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

“Volumnia hastens to express her opinion that the shocking people ought to be tried as traitors, and made to support the Party.”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House

 

 

 

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