Posts Tagged ‘Charles Dickens’

Quote of the day, Jan. 11

January 12, 2018

Charles Dickens, from A Tale of Two Cities

“The sea did what it liked, and what it liked was destruction. It thundered at the town, and thundered at the cliffs, and brought the coast down, madly.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 30

October 31, 2017

Charles Dickens, on ideas

“An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.”

Quote of the day, June 9

June 16, 2017

Charles Dickens, from Martin Chuzzlewit

“What is exaggeration to one class of minds and perceptions, is plain truth to anotheR.”

Quote of the day, March 25

March 25, 2017

Charles Dickens, from Our Mutual Friend

“He could not be a lighterman or river-carrier; there was no clue to what he looked for, but he looked for something with a most intent and searching gaze.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 19

February 19, 2017

Charles Dickens, from Nicholas Nickleby

“There once lived in a sequestered part of the county of Devonshire, one Mr. Godfrey Nickleby, a worthy gentleman, who taking it into his head rather late in life that he must get married, and not being young enough or rich enough to aspire to the hand of a lady of fortune, had wedded an old flame out of mere attachment, who in her turn had taken him for the same reason: thus two people who cannot afford to play cards for money, sometimes sit down to a quiet game for love.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 31

January 31, 2017

Charles Dickens, from Bleak House

“The cart is shaken all to pieces, and the rugged road is very near its end.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 30

December 30, 2016

Charles Dickens, from David Copperfield

“Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. To begin my life with the beginning of my life, I record that I was born (as I have been informed and believe) on a Friday, at twelve o’clock at night. It was remarked that the clock began to strike, and I began to cry, simultaneously.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 12

October 12, 2016

Charles Dickens, from Great Expectations

“Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 8

September 8, 2015

Charles Dickens, from Great Expectations (1861)

“Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule.”


Quote of the day, July 11

July 11, 2015

Charles Dickens, from Nicholas Nickleby

“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.”