Charles Dickens Quotes Part 99

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 99: 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 99

Charles dickens quotes

 

 

“I wish with all my soul I had been better guided! I wish with all my soul I could guide myself better! […]I have been a nightmare to myself, just now – must have had one, I think. At odd dull times, nursery tales come up into the memory, unrecognized for what they are. I believe I have been confounding myself with the bad boy who “didn’t care”, and became food for lions – a grander kind of going to the dogs, I suppose. What old women call the horrors, have been creeping over me from head to foot. I have been afraid of myself.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield, Volume I of II

 

 

 

 

 

“Hot punch is a pleasant thing, gentlemen—an extremely pleasant thing under any circumstances—but in that snug old parlour, before the roaring fire, with the wind blowing outside till every timber in the old house creaked again, Tom Smart found it perfectly delightful.”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

 

 

 

“Thus terminating the interview, during which both ladies had trembled very much, and been marvellously polite–certain indications that they were within an inch of a very desperate quarrel…”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

 

 

 

“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, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way— in”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 99

 

 

“But, like the unanimous resolution of a public meeting, which will oftentimes declare that this or that grievance is not to be borne a moment longer, which is nevertheless borne for a century or two afterwards, without any modification, they only reached in this the conclusion that they were all of one mind.”
― Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit

 

 

 

 

 

“Clara, are you a perfect fool?”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

“So it was done to the general contentment; and if Gruff and Glum didn’t in the course of the afternoon splice the main brace, it was not for want of the means of inflicting that outrage on the feelings of the Infant Bands of Hope.”
― Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend

 

 

 

 

 

“Thus, with no one to advise her—for she could advise with no one without seeming to complain against him—gentle Florence tossed on an uneasy sea of doubt and hope; and Mr. Carker, like a scaly monster of the deep, swam down below, and kept his shining eye upon her.”
― Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 99

 

 

“So true are these avowals at the present day, that I can now only take the reader into one confidence more. Of all my books, I like this the best. It will be easily”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Mr. Micawber was waiting for me within the gate, and we went up to his room (top story but one), and cried very much. He solemnly conjured me, I remember, to take warning by his fate; and to observe that if a man had twenty pounds a-year for his income, and spent nineteen pounds nineteen shillings and sixpence, he would be happy, but that if he spent twenty pounds one he would be miserable. After which he borrowed a shilling of me for porter, gave me a written order on Mrs. Micawber for the amount, and put away his pocket-handkerchief, and cheered up.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

“IT was a heavy mass of building, that château of Monsieur the Marquis, with a large stone court-yard before it, and two stone sweeps of staircase meeting in a stone terrace before the principal door. A stony business altogether, with heavy stone balustrades, and stone urns, and stone flowers, and stone faces of men, and stone heads of lions, in all directions. As if the Gorgon’s head had surveyed it, when it was finished, two centuries ago.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“…voy a decirte lo que es un amor verdadero. Es una devoción ciega que para nada tiene en cuenta la propia humillación, la absoluta sumisión, la confianza y la fe, contra uno mismo y contra el mundo entero, y que entrega el propio corazón y la propia alma al que los destroza…, como hice yo.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 99

 

 

“The Northern onslaught upon slavery was no more than a piece of
specious humbug designed to conceal it’s desire for economic control of
the Southern states.”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

 

 

 

“We were always more or less miserable, and most of our acquaintance were in the same condition. There was a gay fiction among us that we were constantly enjoying ourselves, and a skeleton truth that we never did. To the best of my belief, our case was in the last aspect a rather common one.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

“If, any sunny forenoon, she had spread a little pair of wings and flown away before my eyes, I don’t think I should have regarded it as much more than I had had reason to expect.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

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