Charles Dickens Quotes Part 78

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 78: 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 78

Charles dickens quotes

 

 

“The new era began; the king was tried, doomed, and beheaded; the Republic of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, or Death, declared for victory or death against the world in arms; the black flag waved night and day from the great towers of Notre Dame; three hundred thousand men, summoned to rise against the tyrants of the earth, rose from all the varying soils of France, as if the dragon’s teeth had been sown broadcast, and had yielded fruit equally on hill and plain, on rock, in gravel, and alluvial mud, under the bright sky of the South and under the clouds of the North, in fell and forest, in the vineyards and the olive-grounds and among the cropped grass and the stubble of the corn, along the fruitful banks of the broad rivers, and in the sand of the sea-shore.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“Mrs. Crupp had indignantly assured him that there wasn’t room to swing a cat there; but as Mr. Dick justly observed to me, […] “You know, Trotwood, I don’t want to swing a cat. I never do swing a cat. Therefore, what does that signify to me!”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

“He is of what is called the old school — a phrase generally meaning any school that seems never to have been young — and wears knee-breeches tied with ribbons, and gaiters or stockings.”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House

 

 

 

 

“We were greatly overcome at parting; and if ever, in my life, I have had a void made in my heart, I had one made that day.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 78

 

 

“I wish some well-fed philosopher, whose meat and drink turn to gall within him; whose blood is ice, whose heart is iron; could have seen Oliver Twist clutching at the dainty viands that the dog had neglected. I wish he could have witnessed the horrible avidity with which Oliver tore the bits asunder with all the ferocity of famine. There is only one thing I should like better; and that would be to see the Philosopher making the same sort of meal himself, with the same relish.”
― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

 

 

 

 

 

“have proved more important to the human race than any communications yet received through any of the chickens of the Cock-lane brood. France, less favoured on the whole as to matters spiritual than her sister of the shield and trident,”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“It had more corners in it than the brain of an obstinate man;”
― Charles Dickens, The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

 

 

 

 

“Many a gentleman lives well upon a soft head, who would find a heart of the same quality a very great drawback.”
― Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 78

 

“… But love is blind; and Nathaniel had a cast in his eye; and perhaps these two circumstances, taken together, prevented his seeing the matter in its proper light.”
― Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers

 

 

 

 

“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

 

 

 

 

 

“It was the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five. Spiritual revelations were conceded to England at that favoured period, as at this. Mrs. Southcott had recently attained her five-and-twentieth blessed birthday, of whom a prophetic private in the Life Guards had heralded the sublime appearance by announcing that arrangements were made for the swallowing up of London and Westminster. Even the Cock-lane ghost had been laid only a round dozen of years, after rapping out its messages, as the spirits of this very year last past (supernaturally deficient in originality) rapped out theirs”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“For my love was founded on a rock, and it endures!”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 78

 

“Refuge in any hiding-place from a sea too intensely blue to be looked at, and a sky of purple, set with one great flaming jewel of fire.”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

 

 

“France, less favoured on the whole as to matters spiritual than her sister of the shield and trident, rolled with exceeding smoothness down hill, making paper money and spending it. Under the guidance”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“Mrs. Pocket was at home, and was in a little difficulty, on account of the baby’s having been accommodated with a needle case to keep him quiet during the unaccountable absence (with a relative in the Foot Guards) of Millers. And more needles were missing than it could be regarded as quite wholesome for a patient of such tender years either to apply externally or to take as a tonic.”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

 

 

 

“The Dover mail was in its usual genial position that the guard suspected the passengers, the passengers suspected one another and the guard, they all suspected everybody else, and the coachman was sure of nothing but the”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 78

 

“A howling corner in the winter time, a dusty corner in the summer time, an undesirable corner at the best of times.”
― Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend

 

 

 

 

“In seasons of pestilence, some of us will have a secret attraction to the disease—a terrible passing inclination to die of it.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 78

 

“Wo-ho!” said the coachman. “So, then! One more pull and you’re at the top and be damned to you, for I have had trouble enough to get you to it!—Joe!”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

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