A Tale of Two Cities

Quotations from the Charles Dickens novel A Tale of Two Cities.

A loud buzz swept into the street as if the baffled blue-flies were dispersing in search of other carrion.

A loud buzz swept into the street as if the baffled blue-flies were dispersing in search of other carrion.

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A buzz arose in the court as if a cloud of great blue-flies were swarming about the prisoner, in anticipation of what he was soon to become.

A buzz arose in the court as if a cloud of great blue-flies were swarming about the prisoner, in anticipation of what he was soon to become.

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Keep where you are, because, if I should make a mistake, it could never be set right in your lifetime.

Keep where you are, because, if I should make a mistake, it could never be set right in your lifetime.

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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.

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.

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A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.

A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.

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It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.

It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.

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You, devoted and young, cannot fully appreciate the anxiety I have felt that your life should not be wasted.

You, devoted and young, cannot fully appreciate the anxiety I have felt that your life should not be wasted.

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Along the Paris streets, the death-carts rumble, hollow and harsh. Six tumbrils carry the day’s wine to La Guillotine.

Along the Paris streets, the death-carts rumble, hollow and harsh. Six tumbrils carry the day’s wine to La Guillotine.