Charles Dickens Quotes Part 96

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 96: 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 96

Charles dickens quotes

 

 

“In both countries it was clearer than crystal to the lords of the State preserves of loaves and fishes, that things in general were settled for ever.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

“It may have been characteristic of Mr. Dombey’s pride, that he pitied himself through the child. Not poor me. Not poor widower, confiding by constraint in the wife of an ignorant Hind* who has been working “mostly underground” all his life, and yet at whose door Death had never knocked, and at whose poor table four sons daily sit—but poor little fellow!”
― Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son

 

 

 

 

 

“Christmas was close at hand, in all his bluff and hearty honesty; it was the season of hospitality, merriment, and open-heartedness; the old year was preparing, like an ancient philosopher, to call his friends around him, and amidst the sound of feasting and revelry to pass gently and calmly away.”
― Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 96

 

 

“Then tell Wind and Fire where to stop, but don’t tell me.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“I saw light wreaths from Joe’s pipe floating there, and I fancied it was like a blessing from Joe,—not obtruded on me or paraded before me, but pervading the air we shared together.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

“None of us clearly know to whom or to what we are indebted in this wise, until some marked stop in the whirling wheel of life brings the right perception with it. It comes with sickness, it comes with sorrow, it comes with the loss of the dearly loved, it is one of the most frequent uses of adversity.”
― Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 96

 

“It is required of every man,” the Ghost returned, “that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellowmen, and travel far and wide; and if that spirit goes not forth in life, it is condemned to do so after death.”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

 

 

 

 

“you’ll find that as you get vider, you’ll get viser. Vidth and visdom, Sammy, alvays grows together.”
― Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers

 

 

 

 

 

“There is nothing I would not have given you to have had you deserve my old opinion of you; nothing!”
― Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 96

 

 

“But there was nothing on the back of the door, except the screws and nuts that held the knocker on, so he said “Pooh, pooh!” and closed it with a bang.”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

 

 

 

 

 

“If I may ride with you, Citizen Evrémonde, will you let me hold your hand? I am not afraid, but I am little and weak, and it will give me more courage.’ As the patient eyes were lifted to his face, he saw a sudden doubt in them, and then astonishment. He pressed the work-worn, hunger- worn young fingers, and touched his lips. ‘Are you dying for him?’ she whispered. ‘And his wife and child. Hush! Yes.’ ‘O you will let me hold your brave hand, stranger!’ ‘Hush! Yes, my poor sister, to the last.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

“Around and around the house the leaves fall thick – but never fast, for they come circling down with a dead lightness that is sombre and slow.”
― Charles Dickens, Bleak House

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 96

 

 

“I was a witness of the execution at Horsemonger-lane this morning. … I believe that a sight so inconceivably awful as the wickedness and levity of the immense crowd collected at that execution this morning could be imagined by no man, and could be presented in no heathen land under the sun. The horrors of the gibbet and of the crime which brought the wretched murderers to it, faded in my mind before the atrocious bearing, looks and language, of the assembled spectators. … When the two miserable creatures who attracted all this ghastly sight about them were turned quivering into the air, there was no more emotion, no more pity, no more thought that two immortal souls had gone to judgment, no more restraint in any of the previous obscenities, than if the name of Christ had never been heard in this world, and there were no belief among men but that they perished like beasts.”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“…Mr. Wegg sits down on a box in front of the fire, and inhales a warm and comfortable smell which is not the smell of the shop. ‘For that,’ Mr. Wegg inwardly decides, as he takes a corrective sniff or two, ‘is musty, leathery, feathery, cellary, gluey, gummy, and,’ with another sniff, ‘as it might be, strong of old pairs of bellows.”
― Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend

 

 

 

 

 

“I believe I had a delirious idea of seizing the red-hot poker out of the fire, and running him through with it.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 96

 

 

 

“And I don’t speak of myself, particular,’ said Mr. Omer, ‘because, sir, the way I look at it is, that we are all drawing on to the bottom of the hill, whatever age we are, on account of time never standing still for a single moment. So let us always do a kindness, and be over-rejoiced. To be sure!”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

“What an idle time it was! What an insubstantial, happy, foolish time it was!”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

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