Charles Dickens Quotes Part 62

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 62 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 62

Charles dickens quotes

 

 

“Tst! Joe!” cried the coachman in a warning voice, looking down from his box.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

“Under the guidance of her Christian pastors, she entertained”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

“This present summer evening, as the sun goes down, the preparations are complete. Dreary and solemn the old house looks, with so many appliances of habitation and with no inhabitants except the pictured forms upon the walls. So did these come and go, a Dedlock in possession might have ruminated passing along; so did they see this gallery hushed and quiet, as I see it now; so think, as I think, of the gap that they would make in this domain when they were gone; so find it, as I find it, difficult to believe that it could be without them; so pass from my world, as I pass from theirs, now closing the reverberating door; so leave no blank to miss them, and so die.”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 62

 

“Anything for a quiet life; as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse.”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

“He melts, I think. He goes like a drop of froth. You look at him, and there he is. You look at him again, and – there he isn’t.”
― Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge

 

 

 

 

“It was unaccountable not to be obliged to go out to see her, not to have any occasion to be tormenting myself about her, not to have to write to her, not to be scheming and devising opportunities of being alone with her. Sometimes, of an evening, when I looked up from my writing, and saw her seated opposite, I would lean back in my chair, and think how queer it was that there we were, alone together as a matter of course—nobody’s business any more—all the romance of our engagement put away on a shelf, to rust—no one to please but one another—one another to please, for life.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 62

 

 

“I am sure I loved that baby quite as truly, quite as tenderly, with greater purity and more disinterestedness, than can enter into the best love of a later time of life, high and ennobling as it is. I am sure my fancy raised up something round that blue-eyed mite of a child, which etherealised, and made a very angel of her. If, any sunny forenoon, she had spread a little pair of wings, and flown away before my eyes, I don’t think I should have regarded it as much more than I had had reason to expect.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

“No, Mr. Carton. I am sure that the best part of it might still be; I am sure that you might be much, much worthier of yourself.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

“On this matter I’m inclined to agree with the French, who gaze upon any personal dietary prohibition as bad manners.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

“The respectability of Mr. Vholes has even been cited with crushing effect before Parliamentary committees, as in the following blue minutes of a distinguished attorney’s evidence. “Question (number five hundred and seventeen thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine): If I understand you, these forms of practice indisputably occasion delay? Answer: Yes, some delay. Question: And great expense? Answer: Most assuredly they cannot be gone through for nothing. Question: And unspeakable vexation? Answer: I am not prepared to say that. They have never given ME any vexation; quite the contrary. Question: But you think that their abolition would damage a class of practitioners? Answer: I have no doubt of it. Question: Can you instance any type of that class? Answer: Yes. I would unhesitatingly mention Mr. Vholes. He would be ruined. Question: Mr. Vholes is considered, in the profession, a respectable man? Answer: “ — which proved fatal to the inquiry for ten years — “Mr. Vholes is considered, in the profession, a MOST respectable man.”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 62

 

 

“ ‘How a mother can look at her baby, and know that she lives beyond her husband’s means, I cannot imagine.’ ”
“Eugene suggests that Mrs. Lammle, not being a mother, had no baby to look at.”
” ‘True, but the principle is the same.’ ”
“Boots is clear that the principle is the same. So is Buffer. It is the unfortunate destiny of Buffer to damage a cause by espousing it. The rest of the company have meekly yielded to the proposition that the principle is the same, until Buffer says that it is; when instantly a general murmur arises that the principle is not the same.”
― Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend

 

 

 

 

“He then begs to make his dear Twemlow known to his two friends, Mr. Boots and Mr. Brewer – and clearly has no distinct idea which is which.”
― Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend

 

 

 

 

“Now, what I want is Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else.”
― Charles Dickens, Hard Times

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 62

 

“When Death strikes down the innocent and young, for every fragile form from which he lets the panting spirit free, a hundred virtues rise, in shapes of mercy, charity, and love, to walk the world, and bless it. Of every tear that sorrowing mortals shed on such green graves, some good is born, some gentler nature comes. In the Destroyer’s steps there spring up bright creations that defy his power, and his dark path becomes a way of light to Heaven.”
― Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop

 

 

 

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