Charles Dickens Quotations Archive.

The man glanced at the parish-clerk, whose air of consciousness and importance plainly betokened him to be the person referred to.

Charles Dickens Barnaby Rudge Quotations (Chapter 1). The man glanced at the parish-clerk, whose air of consciousness and importance plainly betokened him to be the person referred to.

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The negligence and disorder of the whole man, with something fierce and sullen in his features, gave him a picturesque appearance.

Charles Dickens Barnaby Rudge Quotations (Chapter 11). The negligence and disorder of the whole man, with something fierce and sullen in his features, gave him a picturesque appearance.

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To surround anything, however monstrous or ridiculous, with an air of mystery, is to invest it with a secret charm, and power of attraction which to the crowd is irresistible.

Charles Dickens Barnaby Rudge Quotations (Chapter 37). To surround anything, however monstrous or ridiculous, with an air of mystery, is to invest it with a secret charm, and power of attraction which to the crowd is irresistible.

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The mother was perfectly aware of the intended marriage of both daughters; and the young ladies were equally acquainted with the intention of their estimable parent.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations (The Boarding-House). The mother was perfectly aware of the intended marriage of both daughters; and the young ladies were equally acquainted with the intention of their estimable parent.

He was never happy but when he was miserable; and always miserable when he had the best reason to be happy.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations (The Bloomsbury Christening). He was never happy but when he was miserable; and always miserable when he had the best reason to be happy.

It might be laid down as a very good general rule of social and political guidance, that whatever Exeter Hall champions, is the thing by no means to be done.

Charles Dickens Quotations (Journalism). It might be laid down as a very good general rule of social and political guidance, that whatever Exeter Hall champions, is the thing by no means to be done.

I can’t make out whether we have any business on the face of the earth, or not.

Charles Dickens The Chimes Quotations (Chapter 1). I can’t make out whether we have any business on the face of the earth, or not.

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Her face bore deep marks of the ill-usage she had received.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations (The Hospital Patient). Her face bore deep marks of the ill-usage she had received.

As Mr. Simpson sat with a smile upon his face and said ‘Yes,’ or ‘Certainly,’ at intervals of about four minutes each, he received full credit for understanding what was going forward.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations (The Boarding-House). As Mr. Simpson sat with a smile upon his face and said ‘Yes,’ or ‘Certainly,’ at intervals of about four minutes each, he received full credit for understanding what was going forward.

It was impossible to look at his face without being reminded of a chubby street-door knocker, half-lion half-monkey; and the comparison might be extended to his whole character and conversation.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations (The Boarding-House). It was impossible to look at his face without being reminded of a chubby street-door knocker, half-lion half-monkey; and the comparison might be extended to his whole character and conversation.