Charles Dickens Quotes (475 quotes)
“To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.”
Master Humphrey's Clock (1840-1841).
“If any one were to ask me what in my opinion was the dullest and most stupid spot on the face of the Earth, I should decidedly say Chelmsford.”
Letter to Thomas Beard (January 11, 1835), in Madeline House, et al., The Letters of Charles Dickens (1965), p. 53.
“Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
Characters, ch. 2. - Sketches by Boz (1836-1837)
Great Expectations (1860-1861)
David Copperﬁeld (1850), Chapter 22
David Copperﬁeld (1850), Chapter 14
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsCharles Dickens
Born: February 7, 1812
Died: June 9, 1870 (aged 58)
Occupation: Novelist, writer
Bio: Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic who is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period and the creator of some of the world's most memorable fictional characters. During his lifetime Dickens's works enjoyed unprecedented popularity and fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was fully recognized by critics and scholars.
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“In relation to God, we are like a thief who has burgled the house of a kindly householder and been allowed to keep some of the gold. From the point of view of the lawful owner this gold is a gift; Form the point of view of the burglar it is a theft. He must go and give it back. It is the same with our existence. We have stolen a little of God's being to make it ours. God has made us a gift of it. But we have stolen it. We must return it.”