Charles Dickens Quotes Part 67

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 67: 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 67

Charles dickens quotes

 

 

“Scrooge hung his head to hear his own words quoted by the Spirit, and was overcome with penitence and grief. “Man,” said the Ghost, “if man you be in heart, not adamant, forbear that wicked cant until you have discovered What the surplus is, and Where it is. Will you decide what men shall live, what men shall die? It may be, that in the sight of Heaven, you are more worthless and less fit to live than millions like this poor man’s child. Oh God! to hear the Insect on the leaf pronouncing on the too much life among his hungry brothers in the dust!”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

 

 

 

 

 

“I have often thought that few people know what secrecy there is in the young, under terror. No matter how unreasonable the terror, so that it be terror.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

 

“Fortune or misfortune, a man can but try; there’s not to be done without trying – accept laying down and dying.”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

 

 

“You don’t know how you haunt and bewilder me. You don’t know how the cursed carelessness that is over-officious in helping me at every other turning of my life WON’T help me here. You have struck it dead, I think, and I sometimes wish you had struck me dead along with it.”
― Dickens, Charles

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 67

 

 

 

“Martin knew nothing about America, or he would have known perfectly well that if its individual citizens, to a man, are to be believed, it always is depressed, and always is stagnated, and always is at an alarming crisis, and never was otherwise; though as a body, they are ready to make oath upon the Evangelists at any hour of the day or night, that it is the most thriving and prosperous of all countries on the habitable globe.”
― Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit

 

 

 

 

 

“somethingological”
― Charles Dickens, Hard Times: The Original Classics – Illustrated

 

 

 

 

 

“And if we were not all three in fairyland, certainly I was. I lived principally on Dora and coffee. To have reason to think that when she was with other people she was yet mindful of me, seemed to me the summit of human ambition. There is no doubt whatever that I was a lackadaisical young spoony; but there was a purity of heart in all this still that prevents my having quite a contemptuous recollection of it.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

“He had returned when he did, on the pressing and written entreaty of a French citizen, who represented that his life was endangered by his absence. He had come back, to save a citizen’s life, and to bear his testimony, at whatever personal hazard, to the truth.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 67

 

 

“Couldn’t something temporary be done with a teapot?”
― Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son

 

 

 

 

 

“O pity us, kind Heaven, and help us! Look out, look out, and see if we are pursued.
The wind is rushing after us, and the clouds are flying after us, and the moon is plunging after us, and the whole wild night is in pursuit of us; but, so far, we are pursued by nothing else.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

“Repining is of no use, ma’am,” said Ralph. “Of all the fruitless errands, sending a tear to look after a day that is gone, is the most fruitless.”
― Charles Dickens , Nicholas Nickleby

 

 

 

 

“But, he feigned not to notice the two strangers, and fell into discourse with the triumvirate of customers who were drinking at the counter.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 67

 

“Crush humanity out of shape once more, under similar hammers, and it will twist itself into the same tortured forms. Sow the same seed of rapacious license and oppression over again, and it will surely yield the same fruit according to its kind.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“Now the moon is high; and the great house, needing habitation more than ever, is like a body without life. Now it is even awful, stealing through it, to think of the live people who have slept in the solitary bedrooms, to say nothing of the dead. Now is the time for shadow, when every corner is a cavern and every downward step a pit, when the stained glass is reflected in pale and faded hues upon the floors, when anything and everything can be made of the heavy staircase beams excepting their own proper shapes, when the armour has dull lights upon it not easily to be distinguished from stealthy movement, and when barred helmets are frightfully suggestive of heads inside. But of all the shadows in Chesney Wold, the shadow in the long drawing-room upon my Lady’s picture is the first to come, the last to be disturbed. At this hour and by this light it changes into threatening hands raised up and menacing the handsome face with every breath that stirs.”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House

 

 

 

 

 

“A boy’s story is the best that is ever told.”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 67

 

 

 

“It may be the character of his mind, to be always in singular need of occupation. That may be, in part, natural to it; in part, the result of affliction. The less it was occupied with healthy things, the more it would be in danger of turning in the unhealthy direction. He may have observed himself, and made the discovery.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

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