Charles Dickens Quotations Archive.

Virtue shows quite as well in rags and patches as she does in purple and fine linen.

Charles Dickens Quotations (Speeches). Virtue shows quite as well in rags and patches as she does in purple and fine linen.

2020-07-07T23:29:33+01:00Categories: Speeches|Tags: , |

A quiet oval face, dark and rather delicate, irradiated by a pair of very gentle eyes, and further set off by the perfect order of her shining black hair.

Charles Dickens Hard Times Quotations (Book 1, Chapter 10). A quiet oval face, dark and rather delicate, irradiated by a pair of very gentle eyes, and further set off by the perfect order of her shining black hair.

2020-07-05T10:48:26+01:00Categories: Hard Times|Tags: |

A creature so foul to look at, in her tatters, stains and splashes, but so much fouler than that in her moral infamy, that it was a shameful thing even to see her.

Charles Dickens Hard Times Quotations (Book 1, Chapter 10). A creature so foul to look at, in her tatters, stains and splashes, but so much fouler than that in her moral infamy, that it was a shameful thing even to see her.

The atmosphere of those Fairy palaces was like the breath of the simoom: and their inhabitants, wasting with heat, toiled languidly in the desert.

Charles Dickens Hard Times Quotations (Book 2, Chapter 1). The atmosphere of those Fairy palaces was like the breath of the simoom: and their inhabitants, wasting with heat, toiled languidly in the desert.

The piston of the steam-engine worked monotonously up and down, like the head of an elephant in a state of melancholy madness.

Charles Dickens Hard Times Quotations (Book 1, Chapter 5). The piston of the steam-engine worked monotonously up and down, like the head of an elephant in a state of melancholy madness.

All the public inscriptions in the town were painted alike, in severe characters of black and white.

Charles Dickens Hard Times Quotations (Book 1, Chapter 5). All the public inscriptions in the town were painted alike, in severe characters of black and white.

I should have liked, I do confess, to have had the lightest licence of a child, and yet to have been man enough to know its value.

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Quotations (Stave 2). I should have liked, I do confess, to have had the lightest licence of a child, and yet to have been man enough to know its value.

2020-05-19T08:24:34+01:00Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: , |

Barnaby knew that the jail was a dull, sad, miserable place, and looked forward to tomorrow, as to a passage from it to something bright and beautiful.

Charles Dickens Barnaby Rudge Quotations (Chapter 76). Barnaby knew that the jail was a dull, sad, miserable place, and looked forward to tomorrow, as to a passage from it to something bright and beautiful.

2020-05-15T16:13:28+01:00Categories: Barnaby Rudge|Tags: , , |

It is a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt, and Abundance rejoices.

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Quotations (Stave 1). It is a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt, and Abundance rejoices.