Charles Dickens Quotes (475 quotes)
David Copperfield (2007 edition), Bloomsbury Pub Ltd - ISBN: 9780747587521
A Christmas Carol (1843), Stave 1. Originally: "I wear the chain I forged in life."
“When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly, it bodes no good to other people.”
The novels and tales of Charles Dickens, (Boz.). (1849 edition)
“Mr. Augustus Minns was a bachelor, of about forty as he said — of about eight-and-forty as his friends said. He was always exceedingly clean, precise, and tidy: perhaps somewhat priggish, and the most retiring man in the world.”
First lines of Dicken's first published work, originally titled A Dinner at Poplar Walk (1833), later published as Mr. Minns and his Cousin.
“I am quite serious when I say that I do not believe there are, on the whole earth besides, so many intensified bores as in these United States. No man can form an adequate idea of the real meaning of the word, without coming here.”
Comment, March 1842, while on an American tour. Quoted in Hesketh Pearson's Dickens, ch. 8 (1949).
“O let us love our occupations,
Bless the squire and his relations,
Live upon our daily rations,
And always know our proper stations.”
The Chimes, Second Quarter (1844).
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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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