Alcohol

Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Alcohol.

 

Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870) was one of the foremost writers from the Victorian era and remains a popular widely-read author today. During his lifetime he produced 15 novels, five novellas, and a large number of shorter stories and essays. He wrote from personal experiences and concerned himself with a number of contemporary social issues whilst supporting numerous charitable causes, giving assistance in time, money or personal effort. Our archive of over 500 Charles Dickens quotations are organised by both source material, i.e. the work or speech in which it originally appeared, and also grouped thematically. In this archive, we have collected quotations from Charles Dickens works on the theme of Alcohol.


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Onward it has rushed to every part of town, knocking down all the old public-houses, and depositing splendid mansions, stone balustrades, rosewood fittings, immense lamps, and illuminated clocks, at the corner of every street.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations (Gin Shops). Onward it has rushed to every part of town, knocking down all the old public-houses, and depositing splendid mansions, stone balustrades, rosewood fittings, immense lamps, and illuminated clocks, at the corner of every street.

Carried to their respective abodes in a hackney-coach, and a state of insensibility, compounded of shrub, sherry, and excitement.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations. Carried to their respective abodes in a hackney-coach, and a state of insensibility, compounded of shrub, sherry, and excitement.

He had to pass the public-house. He lingered for an instant, walked past it, turned back again, lingered once more, and finally slunk in.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations. He had to pass the public-house. He lingered for an instant, walked past it, turned back again, lingered once more, and finally slunk in.

They are invariably numerous and splendid in precise proportion to the dirt and poverty of the surrounding neighbourhood.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations (Gin Shops). They are invariably numerous and splendid in precise proportion to the dirt and poverty of the surrounding neighbourhood.

A stout, coarse fellow in a fur cap, put on very much on one side to give him a knowing air, and to display his sandy whiskers to the best advantage.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations (Gin Shops). A stout, coarse fellow in a fur cap, put on very much on one side to give him a knowing air, and to display his sandy whiskers to the best advantage.

Drunkenness – that fierce rage for the slow, sure poison, that oversteps every other consideration; that casts aside wife, children, friends, happiness, and station; and hurries its victims madly on to degradation and death.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations. Drunkenness – that fierce rage for the slow, sure poison, that oversteps every other consideration; that casts aside wife, children, friends, happiness, and station; and hurries its victims madly on to degradation and death.