Charles Dickens Quotes Part 83

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 83: 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 83

Charles dickens quotes

 

 

 

“It’s very soon done, sir, isn’t it?’ inquired Mr. Folair of the collector, leaning over the table to address him.
What is soon done, sir?’ returned Mr. Lillyvick.
The tying up, the fixing oneself with a wife,’ replied Mr. Folair. ‘It don’t take long, does it?’
No, sir,’ replied Mr. Lillyvick, colouring. ‘It does not take long. And what then, sir?’
Oh! nothing,’ said the actor. ‘It don’t take a man long to hang himself, either, eh? Ha, ha!”
― Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby

 

 

 

 

 

“Why?” said Stryver. “Now, I’ll put you in a corner,” forensically shaking a forefinger at him. “You are a man of business and bound to have a reason. State your reason. Why wouldn’t you go?” “Because,” said Mr. Lorry,”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Do you imagine –” Mr. Lorry had begun, when Miss Pross took him up short with:
“Never imagine anything. Have no imagination at all.”
“I stand corrected; do you suppose — you go so far as to suppose, sometimes?”
“Now and then,” said Miss Pross.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“Mr. Carton,” she answered, after an agitated pause, “the secret is yours, not mine, and I promise to respect it.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 83

 

 

“How are you to get up the sympathies of the audience in a legitimate manner, if there isn’t a little man contending against a big one?”
― Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby

 

 

 

 

 

“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”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“It is not possible to know how far the influence of any amiable honest-hearted duty-doing man flies out into the world; but it is very possible to know how it has touched one’s self in going by, and I know right well that any good that intermixed itself with my apprenticeship came of plain contented Joe, and not of restlessly aspiring discontented me.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

 

“And let us not remember Italy the less regardfully, because, in every fragment of her fallen Temples, and every stone of her deserted palaces and prisons, she helps to inculcate the lesson that the wheel of Time is rolling for an end, and that the world is, in all great essentials, better, gentler, more forbearing, and more hopeful, as it rolls!”
― Charles Dickens, Pictures from Italy

 

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 83

 

 

“There were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a plain face, on the throne of England; there were a king with a large jaw and a queen with”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“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”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“People, from a congress of British subjects in America: which, strange to relate, have proved more important to the human race than any communications yet received”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“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”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 83

 

 

“She did not greatly alter in appearance. The plain dark dresses, akin to mourning dresses, which she and her child wore, were as neat and as well attended to as the brighter clothes of happy days. She lost her colour, and the old and intent expression was a constant, not an occasional, thing; otherwise, she remained very pretty and comely.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“Those were drinking days, and most men drank hard.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“There were a king with a large jaw and a queen”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Spiritual revelations were conceded to England at that favoured period, as at this. Mrs. Southcott had recently attained her five-and-twentieth”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 83

 

 

“se there was a matter of half a ream of brown paper stuck upon me, from first to last. As I laid all of a heap in our kitchen, plastered all over, you might have thought I was a large brown-paper parcel, chock full of nothing but groans. Did I groan loud, Wackford, or did I groan soft?’ asked Mr Squeers, appealing to his son.”
― Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby

 

 

 

 

 

“Actuated by no personal motives, but moved only by high and great constitutional considerations; which I will not attempt to explain, for they are really beneath the comprehension of those who have not made themselves masters, as I have, of the intricate and arduous study of politics; I would rather keep my seat, and intend doing so.”
― Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The beauty of the earth is but a breath, and man is but a shadow. What sympathy should a holy preacher have with either?”
― Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby

 

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 83

 

 

“The remembrance of that life is fraught with so much pain to me, with so much mental suffering and want of hope, that I have never had the courage even to examine how long I was doomed to lead it. Whether it lasted for a year, or more, or less, I do not know. I only know that it was, and ceased to be; and that I have written, and there I leave it.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

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