(●´∀`)ノ♡ try Youbidder.com last second Ebay bid free

He has a very nice face and style, really," said Mrs. Kenwigs.
"He certainly has," added Miss Petowker. "There's something in his appearance quite--dear, dear, what's the word again?"
"What word?" inquired Mr. Lillyvick.
"Why--dear me, how stupid I am!" replied Miss Petowker, hesitating. "What do you call it when lords break off doorknockers, and beat policemen, and play at coaches with other people's money, and all that sort of thing?"
"Aristocratic?" suggested the collector.
"Ah! Aristocratic," replied Miss Petowker; "something very aristocratic about him, isn't there?"
The gentlemen held their peace, and smiled at each other, as who should say, "Well! there's no accounting for tastes;" but the ladies resolved unanimously that Nicholas had an aristocratic air, and nobody caring to dispute the position, it was established triumphantly.


Charles Dickens

  Email Quote to Friends   Link to Quote   Create Short URL  Publish Text About This Quote   Share on Facebook, Twitter, and more
  See Recommended Quotes For You

Related

I like to open for a band as it brings on sort of a challenge and it makes things more interesting. ...
KELLY JONES
Fighting positions, please, ladies...'
'That's debatable,' Halt said in an undertone to Will as...
JOHN FLANAGAN
My true-love hath my heart, and I have his,
By just exchange, one for the other given:
I hold ...
SIR PHILIP SIDNEY
Once, in his first term, Cartwright had been bold enough to ask him why he was clever, what exercise...
STEPHEN FRY
About Miss Debenham," he said rather awkwardly. "You can take it from me that she's all right. She's...
AGATHA CHRISTIE
What is the connection between you and our handsome host? Aunt B asked.

Blackberries tast...
ILONA ANDREWS
The car came opposite her, and she curtsied so low that recovery was impossible, and she sat down in...
E.F. BENSON
You are real," she said to herself.

"Aye." His voice was deep and resonant, a caress in h...
J.R. WARD
Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
Is the immediate jewel of their souls:
Who steal...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Dear God, I prayed, all unafraid
(as we're inclined to do),
I do not need a handsome man RUTH BELL GRAHAM
Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
Is the immediate jewel of their souls:
Who steals ...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Do you think I should be paying my addresses to Mrs. Martin, my dear Miss Fitzhugh?” he whispered....
SHERRY THOMAS
Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
Is the immediate jewel of their souls:
Who steal...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
It Couldn't Be Done

Somebody said that it couldn't be done,
But he with a chuckle re...
EDGAR A. GUEST
It Couldn't Be Done

Somebody said that it couldn't be done,
But he with a chuckle repli...
EDGAR A. GUEST
You know all of the young gentlemen better than I do,” Lady Manston continued. “Are there any we...
JULIA QUINN
He knows,"I said. "I tell him everything"
"Does that go both ways?" he asked.
"Does what g...
MAUREEN JOHNSON
You were joking about the whole please and thank you thing, right?"
"Meant every word." A littl...
ILONA ANDREWS
Don’t leave me,” he whispers.
“Oh, for crying out loud—no! I am not going to go!” I s...
E.L. JAMES
I've missed you, Sebastian."

"Have you, love?" He unfastened the buttons of her robe, the...
LISA KLEYPAS
I want you to break the spell. Finish it off.”
"What do you mean?”
"The spell you did ...
RICHELLE MEAD
I should go," I said thickly. "Let me know when you want to start practice again. And thanks for...t...
RICHELLE MEAD
She: Why was there a distance between you and me?
He: Distance makes us realize how much we mis...
AVIJEET DAS
Eros mumbled something.
"I'm sorry?" said Aphrodite.
"Whatwouldjesusdo."
"What would ...
MARIE PHILLIPS
But why did she come back and take her card away?" asked Miss Mackintosh. "I told Florence that Miss...
E.F. BENSON
You need something," he said, and when I stared at him, he added, "Your face."
"My face?"
...
JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT
Do you miss Wales?” Tessa inquired.
Will shrugged lightly. “What’s to miss? Sheep and sin...
CASSANDRA CLARE
It is amazing to me, " said Bingley, "How young ladies can have patience to be so very accomplished ...
JANE AUSTEN
Dad!" Jesus yelled.
"Yes, son," God said.
"That star's light just went out," Jesus told hi...
ANTHONY T. HINCKS
Am I making something worth while?
I’m not sure.
I write and I sing and I hear words fro...
CHARLOTTE ERIKSSON
Look. I don’t want to push you into anything, but do you maybe want to —” “Call Magnus? Look...
CASSANDRA CLARE
He looks at me. His face is dotted with raindrops but I think there are tears too.
'I love her...
SALLY GREEN
If I were to be made a knight," said the Wart, staring dreamily into the fire, "I should insist on d...
T.H. WHITE
Your fangs are showing, Miss Lyndon."

"Are they?" she asked, reaching up to touch her fac...
JULIA QUINN
It happens all the time in heaven,
And some day

It will begin to happen
Again o...
شمس الدین محمد حافظ شیرازی
Somebody said that it couldn't be done,
But he with a chuckle replied
That maybe it couldn't,...
EDGAR A. GUEST
All right, then,” she snapped, “do as you please! Perhaps afterward we could manage a coherent d...
LISA KLEYPAS
what do you miss
do they miss you
when they're around
do they support your peace
R.H. SIN
Once on a yellow piece of paper with green lines
he wrote a poem
And he called it "Chops"...
STEPHEN CHBOSKY
What is it about ye, Sassenach, I wonder?” he said conversationally, eyes still fixed on Myers. DIANA GABALDON So you'll teach me?" Val asked.

Ravus nodded agin. "I will make you as terrible as you de...
HOLLY BLACK
(...)because Miss Temple has generally something to say which is newer than my own reflections; her ...
CHARLOTTE BRONTë
Mister Dresden," he said. "And Miss Rodriguez, I believe. I didn't realize you were an art collector...
JIM BUTCHER
Stop fighting me!" he said, trying to pull on the arm he held.

He was in a precarious pos...
RICHELLE MEAD
Come back to me.
Where have you gone?
And why so long?
I miss the star below your lip...
KAMAND KOJOURI
Wolves eat coyotes," Gordon said[...] If he weren't an old man, I had some rude things I could have ...
PATRICIA BRIGGS
There's a limit to the power of a spring, no matter how tightly one winds it.'
'Oh, yes. Yes. A...
TERRY PRATCHETT
I know what I'm talking about, Alecto! When I think of Jud, I think of the times he wanted to be a c...
REBECCA MCNUTT
May I see you again?" he asked. There was an endearing nervousness in his voice.

I smile...
JOHN GREEN
We aren't fighting right now." I blurted out.

He gave me a sidelong look. "Do you want to...
RICHELLE MEAD
Eragon went to see the dragon for the first time since it had spoken to him. He approached apprehens...
CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI
Love entered in my heart one day
A sad, unwelcome guest.
But when it begged that it might ...
J. CALIFORNIA COOPER
How can I judge?" she said at last. "To me, he is a hero. To the world a monster." She let her head ...
ROBERT FANNEY
With a silent order, I urged Snout forward—but he veered away, charging toward Hazel instead. N...
JOEL N. ROSS
A moment comes in war when the last line must be crossed. The line that separates what you hold dear...
RICK YANCEY
I mean, d'you know what eternity is? There's this big mountain, see, a mile high, at the end of the ...
NEIL GAIMAN
I look at the sky and the dust that separates us from the stars that will be my home. I breathe in t...
CORINNE DUYVIS
You want to beat Peter?" she asked
"No," he answered
"Beat the buggers. Then come home an...
ORSON SCOTT CARD
Tell me not, sweet, I am unkind,” he said, “That from the nunnery, Of they chaste breast and qui...
LAURELL K. HAMILTON
Ghost?” St. Vincent shot him an incredulous glance. “Christ. You’re not serious, are you?” LISA KLEYPAS Do you know, Sandy dear, all my ambitions are for you and Rose. You have got insight, perhaps not qu...
MURIEL SPARK
I took in a breath. "What's the one thing you'd do," I asked. "if you could do anything?"
Pass,...
SARAH DESSEN
Hello, ma’am. How are you today?” he asked one day with a grin on his face the size of Kansas. I...
HAZEL CARTWRIGHT
Was it necessary to tell me that you wanted nothing in the world but me?'

The corners of ...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
You cold or something?' he said. She strained against him; she wanted to pass clear through him: 'It...
TRUMAN CAPOTE
Damn it," I said. "I don't suppose you have any ideas on how to kill Littleton."

He smile...
PATRICIA BRIGGS
Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron,” Sebastian said approvingly. “Excellent choice.”

JULIA QUINN
What were you thinking about just
now while you were looking out the window?" To his surprise, ...
JUDITH MCNAUGHT
Might I,” quavered Mary, “might I have a bit of earth?”

In her eagerness she did no...
FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
It's asking us our names," Falkor reported.

"I'm Atreyu!" Atreyu cried.

"I'm F...
MICHAEL ENDE
Buckley followed the three of them into the kitchen and asked, as he had at least once a day, “Whe...
ALICE SEBOLD
But what would have been the good?"
Aslan said nothing.
"You mean," said Lucy rather fai...
C.S. LEWIS
I shall report this, and in the meantime the animal can be taken away by one of the porters.’
BETTY NEELS
Irene-"
"Don't call me that."
"You were the princess Irene the first time we met."
"I...
MEGAN WHALEN TURNER
Have you been lately in Sussex?" said Elinor.
"I was at Norland about a month ago."
"And h...
JANE AUSTEN
Do you think you might be able to love me someday?" He asked and heard her laugh softly.

...
JASMINE DUBROFF
Daisy pulled away from Swift’s grasp. “You’ve changed,” she said, trying to collect herself....
LISA KLEYPAS
I had to stop him from arresting an old lady who let her dog urinate against the fire hydrant that w...
LEE GOLDBERG
He sighed heavily. "You pissed me off."
Well, that was totally unexpected....sort of.
"Hey...
R.L. MATHEWSON
Damn it,” I said. “I don't suppose you have any ideas on how to kill Littleton.”
He smile...
PATRICIA BRIGGS
Well, what do you want me to say?' The Doctor was so angry he was almost hovering. 'Well done on mar...
JAMES GOSS
A hundred francs! Oh, dear me! It is worth millions of francs, my child. But my -- dealer -- here te...
IAIN PEARS
I’m glad you’re quitting the bar."

"You are?"

"Yeah. I’ve never liked yo...
SAMANTHA YOUNG
I don't know," I said. "What else did you do for your first eighteen years?"
"Like I said," he ...
SARAH DESSEN
Hi,Bas."
"You want to hold him?" Tory asked.
Terrified at the mere thought, Styxx shook hi...
SHERRILYN KENYON
A mistake? The most passionate night of his life was a mistake? Her first time and that’s what she...
R.L. MATHEWSON
Querida, it's alright," he said. "No one has hurt me in years."
"Hey, you're supposed to be my ...
L.A. WEATHERLY
So the little prince tamed the fox. And when the hour of his departure drew near--

Ah," s...
ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPéRY
What a situation!' cried Miss Squeers; '...What is the reason that men fall in love with me, whether...
CHARLES DICKENS
In that case" Tessa said, feeling hot blood rise to her face,"I think I would prefer it if you calle...
CASSANDRA CLARE
The way young people speak about one another's bodies says a great deal about our society. In today'...
JOHN GREEN
I will miss
my chest exploding
you coming home late
not turning on the light
alw...
CHARLOTTE ERIKSSON
She felt a pang of excitement as she realized it was not Mr. Hunt but Matthew Swift.
He rose fr...
LISA KLEYPAS
I am no king, and I am no lord,
And I am no soldier at-arms," said he.
"I'm none but a har...
PETER S. BEAGLE
How grateful are you?" he whispered, his mouth hovering over mine. His eyes were very alert now, and...
CHARLAINE HARRIS
My dear,
In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.
In the mi...
ALBERT CAMUS
He Is Not Dead

I cannot say, and I will not say
That he is dead. He is just away. JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY
You say that your fare told you that he was a detective?"
"Yes, he did."
"When did he say ...
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
Traveling through the Dragon's Den, it has just been explained that Haroun, the Ifrit, has been caug...
NEIL GAIMAN
My dear it was a moment
to clutch at for a moment
so that you may beleve in it
and belie...
ANNE SEXTON

More Charles Dickens

Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart...
CHARLES DICKENS
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
CHARLES DICKENS
Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of eart...
CHARLES DICKENS
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips...
CHARLES DICKENS
It's my old girl that advises. She has the head. But I never own to it before her. Discipline must b...
CHARLES DICKENS
After musing for some minutes, the old gentleman walked, with the same meditative face, into a back ...
CHARLES DICKENS
Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes of whic...
CHARLES DICKENS
He would make a lovely corpse.
CHARLES DICKENS
I never see any difference in boys. I only know two sorts of boys. Mealy boys and beef-faced boys.
CHARLES DICKENS
Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encour...
CHARLES DICKENS
Change begets change. Nothing propagates so fast. If a man habituated to a narrow circle of cares an...
CHARLES DICKENS
If its individual citizens, to a man, are to be believed, it always is depressed, and always is stag...
CHARLES DICKENS
A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secre...
CHARLES DICKENS
He had but one eye and the pocket of prejudice runs in favor of two.
CHARLES DICKENS
I believe no satirist could breathe this air. If another Juvenal or Swift could rise up among us tom...
CHARLES DICKENS
Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of s...
CHARLES DICKENS
"If the law supposes that," said Mr. Bumble, "the law is an ass, a idiot."
CHARLES DICKENS
I am well aware that I am the 'umblest person going . . . let the other be where he may.
CHARLES DICKENS
Jobling, there are chords in the human mind.
CHARLES DICKENS
If you don't like the weather, wait a minute
CHARLES DICKENS
Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encou...
CHARLES DICKENS
If the parks be "the lungs of London" we wonder what Greenwich Fair is--a periodical breaking out, ...
CHARLES DICKENS
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of ...
CHARLES DICKENS
Which fiddle-strings is weakness to expredge my nerves this night!
CHARLES DICKENS
Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families.
CHARLES DICKENS
In a word, I was too cowardly to do what I knew to be right, as I had been too cowardly to avoid doi...
CHARLES DICKENS
Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of whi...
CHARLES DICKENS
A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self.
CHARLES DICKENS
Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort...
CHARLES DICKENS
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
CHARLES DICKENS
Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse.
CHARLES DICKENS
Oh, a dainty plant is the ivy green, That creepeth o'er ruins old! Of right choice food are hi...
CHARLES DICKENS
Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have d...
CHARLES DICKENS
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the o...
CHARLES DICKENS
The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.
CHARLES DICKENS
There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.
CHARLES DICKENS
Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.
CHARLES DICKENS
There is nothing good or evil save in the will.
CHARLES DICKENS
Christmas time! That man must be a misanthrope indeed, in whose breast something like a jovial feeli...
CHARLES DICKENS
Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answer...
CHARLES DICKENS
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of w...
CHARLES DICKENS
There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.
CHARLES DICKENS
Love her, love her, love her! If she favours you, love her. If she wounds you, love her. If she tear...
CHARLES DICKENS
[Peggotty] gave me one piece of intelligence which affected me very much, namely, that there had bee...
CHARLES DICKENS
If the law supposes that, said Mr. Bumble, the law is a assa idiot. If thats the eye of the law, the...
CHARLES DICKENS
When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly, it bod...
CHARLES DICKENS
Never," said my aunt, "be mean in anything; never be false; never be cruel. Avoid those three vices,...
CHARLES DICKENS
The most important thing in life is to stop saying 'I wish' and start saying 'I will.' Consider noth...
CHARLES DICKENS
I positively adore Miss Dombey; - I-I am perfectly sore with loving her.
CHARLES DICKENS
I have been looking on, this evening, at a merry company of children assembled round that pretty Ger...
CHARLES DICKENS
Lawyers hold that there are two kinds of particularly bad witnesses--a reluctant witness, and a too-...
CHARLES DICKENS
Never sign a Valentine with your own name.
CHARLES DICKENS
There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth
CHARLES DICKENS
Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of Ear...
CHARLES DICKENS
Oliver Twist has asked for more.
CHARLES DICKENS
I made a compact with myself that in my person literature should stand by itself, of itself, and fo...
CHARLES DICKENS
Drink with me, my dear, said Mr. Weller. "Put your lips to this here tumbler, and then I can kiss yo...
CHARLES DICKENS
A silent look of affection and regard when all other eyes are turned coldly away--the consciousness ...
CHARLES DICKENS
Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature
CHARLES DICKENS
Credit is a system whereby a person who can't pay gets another person who can't pay to guarantee tha...
CHARLES DICKENS
The bright old day now dawns again; the cry runs through the land, in England there shall be dear br...
CHARLES DICKENS
Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers, and are fatuous preservers of youthful looks
CHARLES DICKENS
. . . she indulged in melancholy - that cheapest and most accessible of luxuries . . .
CHARLES DICKENS
Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you have him all to yourself, his ta...
CHARLES DICKENS
Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule.
CHARLES DICKENS
It was not a bosom to repose upon, but it was a capital bosom to hang jewels upon.
CHARLES DICKENS
what I mean is, that I am under the influence of some tremendous attraction
which I have resist...
CHARLES DICKENS
He has the power to render us happy or unhappy; to make our service light or burdensome; a pleasure ...
CHARLES DICKENS
Come in, -- come in! and know me better, man! I am the Ghost of Christmas Present. Look upon me! You...
CHARLES DICKENS
Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.
CHARLES DICKENS
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd gi...
CHARLES DICKENS
Its matter was not new to me, but was presented in a new aspect. It shook me in my habit - the habit...
CHARLES DICKENS
They whirled past the dark trees, as feathers would be swept before a hurricane. Houses, gates, chur...
CHARLES DICKENS
When they were all tired of blind-man's buff, there was a great game at snap-dragon, and when finger...
CHARLES DICKENS
. . . Charles Darnay seemed to stand in a company of the dead. Ghosts all! The ghost of beauty, the ...
CHARLES DICKENS
I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, ...
CHARLES DICKENS
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall ...
CHARLES DICKENS
I tell you what, Mr. Fledgeby,' said Lammle, advancing on him. 'Since you presume to contradict me, ...
CHARLES DICKENS
There was an innocent piece of dinner-furniture that went upon easy castors and was kept over a live...
CHARLES DICKENS
Love, though said to be afflicted with blindness, is a vigilant watchman.
CHARLES DICKENS
And O there are days in this life, worth life and worth death.
CHARLES DICKENS
Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families
CHARLES DICKENS
I was only going to say," said Scrooge's nephew, "that the consequence of his taking a dislike to us...
CHARLES DICKENS
A display of indifference to all the actions and passions of mankind was not supposed to be such a d...
CHARLES DICKENS
The present representative of the Dedlocks is an excellent master. He supposes all his dependents to...
CHARLES DICKENS
So, I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the t...
CHARLES DICKENS
Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in th...
CHARLES DICKENS
Those darling byegone times, Mr Carker,' said Cleopatra, 'with their delicious fortresses, and their...
CHARLES DICKENS
It is the most miserable thing to feel ashamed at home.
CHARLES DICKENS
And therefore, Uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that...
CHARLES DICKENS
On the motionless branches of some trees, autumn berries hung like clusters of coral beads, as in th...
CHARLES DICKENS
This reminds me, Godmother, to ask you a serious question. You are as wise as wise can be (having be...
CHARLES DICKENS
As she frequently remarked when she made any such mistake, it would be all the same a hundred years ...
CHARLES DICKENS
It was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the k...
CHARLES DICKENS
I have always thought of Christmas as a good time; a kind, forgiving, generous, pleasant time; a tim...
CHARLES DICKENS
On the motionless branches of some trees, autumn berries hung like clusters of coral beads, as in th...
CHARLES DICKENS
My daughter, there are times of moral danger when the hardest virtuous resolution to form is flight,...
CHARLES DICKENS
O let us love our occupations,/ Bless the squire and his relations,/ Live upon our daily rations,/ A...
CHARLES DICKENS
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness.
CHARLES DICKENS
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen six, result happiness. Annual inco...
CHARLES DICKENS
It had grown darker as they talked, and the wind was sawing and the sawdust was whirling outside pal...
CHARLES DICKENS
I never heard that it had been anybody’s business to find out what his natural bent was, or where ...
CHARLES DICKENS
Oh Sammy, Sammy, vy worn't there a alleybi!
CHARLES DICKENS
Actuated by no personal motives, but moved only by high and great constitutional considerations; whi...
CHARLES DICKENS
If a man would commit an inexpiable offence against any society, large or small, let him be successf...
CHARLES DICKENS
Such is hope, Heaven's own gift to struggling mortals; pervading, like some subtle essence from the ...
CHARLES DICKENS
You touch some of the reasons for my going, not for my staying away.
CHARLES DICKENS
But what were even gold and silver, precious stones and clockwork, to the bookshops, whence a pleasa...
CHARLES DICKENS
[T]he wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile.
CHARLES DICKENS
There is a drowsy state, between sleeping and waking, when you dream more in five minutes with your ...
CHARLES DICKENS
My dear child,' said the old gentleman, moved by the warmth of Oliver's sudden appeal, 'you need not...
CHARLES DICKENS
He had no cause for self-reproach on the score of neglect, or want of thought, for he had been devot...
CHARLES DICKENS
He had a certain air of being a handsome man--which he was not; and a certain air of being a well-br...
CHARLES DICKENS
Mrs Joe was a very clean housekeeper, but had an exquisite art of making her clenliness more umcomfo...
CHARLES DICKENS
Shirking and sharking, in all their many varieties, have been sown broadcast by the ill-fated cause;...
CHARLES DICKENS
A boy's story is the best that is ever told.
CHARLES DICKENS
Marley was dead: to begin with.
CHARLES DICKENS
May not the complaint, that common people are above their station, often take its rise in the fact o...
CHARLES DICKENS
We went our several ways," said Lady Dedlock, "and had little in common even before we agreed to dif...
CHARLES DICKENS
Moths, and all sorts of ugly creatures, hover about a lighted candle. Can the candle help it?
CHARLES DICKENS
Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flow...
CHARLES DICKENS
I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.
CHARLES DICKENS
I have a pretty large experience of boys, and you're a bad set of fellows. Now mind!
CHARLES DICKENS
My rescue from this kind of existence I considered quite hopeless, and abandoned, as such, altogethe...
CHARLES DICKENS
PREFACE TO 1850 EDITION I do not find it easy to get sufficiently far away from this Book, in the fi...
CHARLES DICKENS
There can be no disparity in marriage like unsuitability of mind and purpose.' I pondered on those w...
CHARLES DICKENS
A passing thought occurred to me that Miss Murdstone, like the pocket instrument called a life-prese...
CHARLES DICKENS
disciple of that school of trainers of the young idea which holds that childhood, like money, must b...
CHARLES DICKENS
What am I doing? Tearing myself. My usual occupation at most times.
CHARLES DICKENS
It was one of those hot, silent nights, when people sit at windows, listening for the thunder which ...
CHARLES DICKENS
The streets looked small, of course. The streets that we have only seen as children always do I beli...
CHARLES DICKENS
She had curiously thoughtful and attentive eyes; eyes that were very pretty and very good.
CHARLES DICKENS
And this is the eternal law. For, Evil often stops short at istelf and dies with the doer of it! but...
CHARLES DICKENS
In came Mrs. Fezziwig, one vast substantial smile.
CHARLES DICKENS
Barkis is willin'!
CHARLES DICKENS
"It wasn't the wine," murmured Mr. Snodgrass in a broken voice, "it was the salmon."
CHARLES DICKENS
Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire.
CHARLES DICKENS
Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature.
CHARLES DICKENS
You are fettered," said Scrooge, trembling. "Tell me why?"
"I wear the chain I forged in life,"...
CHARLES DICKENS
We need never be ashamed of our tears.
CHARLES DICKENS
I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against...
CHARLES DICKENS
[She wasn't] a logically reasoning woman, but God is good, and hearts may count in heaven as high as...
CHARLES DICKENS
The bright old day now dawns again; the cry runs through the land, in England there shall be dear br...
CHARLES DICKENS
I revere the memory of Mr. F. as an estimable man and most indulgent husband, only necessary to ment...
CHARLES DICKENS
The law is sic a ass - a idiot.
CHARLES DICKENS
It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.
CHARLES DICKENS
Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families; and in families not regulated by that pervading...
CHARLES DICKENS
Here's the rule for bargains: Do other men, for they would do you. That's the true business precept.
CHARLES DICKENS
There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated.
CHARLES DICKENS
Hallo! A great deal of steam! the pudding was out of the copper. A smell like a washing-day! Th...
CHARLES DICKENS
Circumstances beyond my individual control.
CHARLES DICKENS
God bless us every one.
CHARLES DICKENS
I have known him [Micawber] come home to supper with a flood of tears, and a declaration that nothi...
CHARLES DICKENS
A woman's appetite is twice that of a man's; her sexual desire, four times; her intelligence, eight ...
CHARLES DICKENS
Horatio looked handsomely miserable, like Hamlet slipping on a piece of orange-peel.
CHARLES DICKENS
There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread...
CHARLES DICKENS
Humanity has every reason to place the proclaimers of high moral standards and values above the dis...
CHARLES DICKENS
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I ...
CHARLES DICKENS
Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature.
CHARLES DICKENS
Old Marley was as dead as a doornail.

Mind! I don't mean to say that, of my own knowledge...
CHARLES DICKENS
With affection beaming out of one eye, and calculation shining out of the other.
CHARLES DICKENS
A man who could build a church, as one may say, by squinting at a sheet of paper.
CHARLES DICKENS
Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.
CHARLES DICKENS
Some credit in being jolly.
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 foo...
CHARLES DICKENS
There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
CHARLES DICKENS
I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, wi...
CHARLES DICKENS
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in...
CHARLES DICKENS
What is the odds so long as the fire of souls is kindled at the taper of conwiviality, and the wing...
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 foo...
CHARLES DICKENS
Mr Lorry asks the witness questions:

Ever been kicked?
Might have been.
Freque...
CHARLES DICKENS
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts
CHARLES DICKENS
This season we wanted to sort of lighten it up and make it a little bit more transparent ... a littl...
CHARLES DICKENS
The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself.
CHARLES DICKENS
I think . . . that it is the best club in London.
CHARLES DICKENS
Apprehension of a painful or disagreeable recognition made me tremble. I am confident that it took n...
CHARLES DICKENS
Is the old min agreeable?
CHARLES DICKENS
My advice is, never do to-morrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time. Collar...
CHARLES DICKENS
Huge knots of sea-weed hung upon the jagged and pointed stones, trembling in every breath of wind; a...
CHARLES DICKENS
We forge the chains we wear in life
CHARLES DICKENS
There might be some credit in being jolly.
CHARLES DICKENS
A friendly swarry, consisting of a boiled leg of mutton with the usual trimmings.
CHARLES DICKENS
Bah,' said Scrooge. "Humbug!"
CHARLES DICKENS
An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.
CHARLES DICKENS
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of w...
CHARLES DICKENS
No one is useless in the world who lightens the burden of it for anyone else.
CHARLES DICKENS
It matters little, she said, softly. "To you, very little. Another idol has displaced me; and if it ...
CHARLES DICKENS
Say, like those wicked Turks, there is no What's-his-name but Thingummy, and What-you-may-call-it is...
CHARLES DICKENS
Now, I return to this young fellow. And the communication I have got to make is, that he has great e...
CHARLES DICKENS
Her heart--is given him, with all its love and truth. She would joyfully die with him, or, better th...
CHARLES DICKENS
There were times when he could not read the face he had studied so long, and when this lonely girl w...
CHARLES DICKENS
He calls the knaves, Jacks, this boy! . . . And what coarse hands he has! And what thick boots!
CHARLES DICKENS
It's my girl that advises. She has the head. But I never own to it before her. Discipline must b...
CHARLES DICKENS
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than anything I have ever done; it is a far, far, better re...
CHARLES DICKENS
Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, are all very good words for the lips.
CHARLES DICKENS
External heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge. No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chil...
CHARLES DICKENS
. . . in seclusion, she had secluded herself from a thousand natural and healing influences; that, h...
CHARLES DICKENS
For you, and for any dear to you, I would do anything. I would embrace any sacrifice for you and for...
CHARLES DICKENS
At the great iron gate of the churchyard he stopped and looked in. He looked up at the high tower sp...
CHARLES DICKENS
There was no noise, no effort, no consciences in anything he did, but in everything an indescribable...
CHARLES DICKENS