Charles Dickens Quotes Part 82

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 82: 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 82

Charles dickens quotes

 

 

“present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“It is not often,” said the second of the three, addressing Monsieur Defarge, “that many of these miserable beasts know the taste of wine, or of anything but black bread and death. Is it not so, Jacques?”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“The leprosy of unreality disfigured every human creature in attendance upon Monseigneur.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“. . .for in natures, as in seas, depth answers unto depth”
― Charles Dickens , Hard Times

 

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 82

 

 

“It’s a dark night, sang the kettle, and the rotten leaves are lying by the way; and, above, all is mist and darkness, and, below, all is mire and clay; and there’s only one relief in all the sad and murky air; and I don’t know that it is one, for it’s nothing but a glare; of deep and angry crimson, where the sun and wind together; set a brand upon the clouds for being guilty of such weather; and the widest open country is a long dull streak of black; and there’s hoar–frost on the finger–post, and thaw upon the track; and the ice it isn’t water, and the water isn’t free; and you couldn’t say that anything is what it ought to be; but he’s coming, coming, coming!—”
― Charles Dickens, The Cricket on the Hearth

 

 

 

 

 

“a family of such antiquity and importance has a right to a ghost.”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House

 

 

 

 

 

“IT WAS the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us,”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“Those were drinking days, and most men drank hard. So very great is the improvement Time has brought about in such habits, that a moderate statement of the quantity of wine and punch which one man would swallow in the course of a night, without any detriment to his reputation as a perfect gentleman, would seem, in these days, a ridiculous exaggeration.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 82

 

 

“The last of the three now said his say, as he put down his empty drinking vessel and smacked his lips.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“…his philanthropy was of that gunpowderous sort that the difference between it & animosity was hard to determine”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

 

 

 

“When she (Miss Betsey – M. Zh.)reached the house she gave another proof of her identity. My father had often hinted that she seldom conducted herself like any ordinary Christian; and now, instead of ringing the bell, she came and looked in at that identical window, pressing the end of her nose against the glass to that extent that my poor dear mother used to say it became perfectly flat and white in a moment.

She gave my mother such a turn, that I have always been convinced I am indebted to Miss Betsey for having been born on a Friday.” (Chapter I)”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

“It sheared off heads so many, that it, and the ground it most polluted, were a rotten red. It was taken to pieces, like a toy-puzzle for a young Devil, and was put together again when the occasion wanted it.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 82

 

 

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,it was the spring of hope…”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The only subject … on which he (Mr. Peggotty – M. Zh.) ever showed a violent temper or swore an oath, was this generosity of his; and if it were ever referred to … he struck the table a heavy blow with his right hand (had split it on one such occasion), and swore a dreadful oath that he would be “Gormed” if he didn’t cut and run for good, if it was ever mentioned again. It appeared … that nobody had the least idea of the etymology of this terrible verb passive to be gormed; but that they all regarded it constituting a most solemn imprecation.” (Chapter III)”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Bear in mind then, that Brag is a good dog, but Holdfast is a better.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Mere messages in the earthly order of events had lately come to the English Crown and People, from a congress of”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 82

 

“…his genius, during his earlier manhood, was of that exclusively agricultural character which applies itself to the cultivation of wild oats.”
― Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

 

 

 

 

 

“Now, I know I’m going to break your hearts, but I am forced to leave you. You must call up all your fortitude, and try to bear it… “Bob swore!” – as the Englishman said for “Good night”, when he first learnt French, and thought it so like English. “Bob swore,” my ducks!” (Chapter XXII)”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The life of Shakespeare is a fine mystery and I tremble every day lest something turn up.”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

 

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