Appearance

Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Appearance.

 

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 Appearance.


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In particular, there was a butler in a blue coat and bright buttons, who gave quite a winey flavour to the table beer; he poured it out so superbly.

In particular, there was a butler in a blue coat and bright buttons, who gave quite a winey flavour to the table beer; he poured it out so superbly.

2019-05-04T06:05:39+01:00Categories: Dombey and Son|Tags: , |

The heat is intense this afternoon, and the people, of whom there are additional parties arriving every moment, look as warm as the tables which have been recently painted, and have the appearance of being red-hot.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations. The heat is intense this afternoon, and the people, of whom there are additional parties arriving every moment, look as warm as the tables which have been recently painted, and have the appearance of being red-hot.

2019-04-16T22:09:04+01:00Categories: Sketches by Boz|Tags: , |

I am what you have made me. Take all the praise, take all the blame; take all the success, take all the failure; in short, take me.

I am what you have made me. Take all the praise, take all the blame; take all the success, take all the failure; in short, take me.

2019-04-11T07:06:47+01:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: |

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

Charles Dickens Great Expectations Quotations (Chapter 40). Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule.

2019-04-06T08:52:30+01:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: , , , |

Moths, and all sorts of ugly creatures hover about a lighted candle. Can the candle help it?

Moths, and all sorts of ugly creatures hover about a lighted candle. Can the candle help it?

2019-04-25T07:14:38+01:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: |

I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me.

I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me.

2019-04-14T20:19:44+01:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: |

That sort of half-sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity’s small change in general society.

That sort of half-sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity’s small change in general society.

2019-04-24T12:27:04+01:00Categories: Nicholas Nickleby|Tags: , |

It was not exactly a hairdresser’s; that is to say, people of a coarse and vulgar turn of mind might have called it a barber’s; for they not only cut and curled ladies elegantly, and children carefully, but shaved gentlemen easily.

It was not exactly a hairdresser’s; that is to say, people of a coarse and vulgar turn of mind might have called it a barber’s; for they not only cut and curled ladies elegantly, and children carefully, but shaved gentlemen easily.

2019-04-24T12:26:38+01:00Categories: Nicholas Nickleby|Tags: |

A man in public life expects to be sneered at – it is the fault of his elevated situation, and not of himself.

A man in public life expects to be sneered at – it is the fault of his elevated situation, and not of himself.

2019-04-24T12:55:23+01:00Categories: Nicholas Nickleby|Tags: , |