Crime

Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Crime.

 

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 Crime.


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Who’s the worse for the loss of a few things like these? Not a dead man, I suppose.

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Quotations (Stave 4). Who’s the worse for the loss of a few things like these? Not a dead man, I suppose.

2019-11-11T12:11:59+00:00Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: , |

There are people who have no human heart, and who must be crushed like savage beasts and cleared out of the way.

Charles Dickens Little Dorrit Quotations (Book 1, Chapter 11). There are people who have no human heart, and who must be crushed like savage beasts and cleared out of the way.

Compeyson’s business was the swindling, handwriting forging, stolen bank-note passing, and such-like.

Charles Dickens Great Expectations Quotations (Chapter 42). Compeyson’s business was the swindling, handwriting forging, stolen bank-note passing, and such-like.

2019-06-16T10:26:25+01:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: |

It was a ghastly figure to look upon. The murderer staggering backward to the wall, and shutting out the sight with his hand, seized a heavy club and struck her down.

It was a ghastly figure to look upon. The murderer staggering backward to the wall, and shutting out the sight with his hand, seized a heavy club and struck her down.

2019-07-16T11:01:25+01:00Categories: Oliver Twist|Tags: , , |

Don’t commit yourself, and don’t commit any one. You understand—any one. Don’t tell me anything: I don’t want to know anything; I am not curious.

Charles Dickens Great Expectations Quotations (Chapter 40). Don't commit yourself, and don't commit any one. You understand—any one. Don't tell me anything: I don't want to know anything; I am not curious.

2019-04-14T19:19:33+01:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: , , |

He frightened every one away from him when he was alive, to profit us when he was dead!

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Quotations (Stave 4). He frightened every one away from him when he was alive, to profit us when he was dead!

2019-11-11T11:26:42+00:00Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: , |

They took up several obviously wrong people, and they ran their heads very hard against wrong ideas, and persisted in trying to fit the circumstances to the ideas, instead of trying to extract ideas from the circumstances.

They took up several obviously wrong people, and they ran their heads very hard against wrong ideas, and persisted in trying to fit the circumstances to the ideas, instead of trying to extract ideas from the circumstances.

2019-04-14T19:37:30+01:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: , |

Drinking-tents were full, glasses began to clink in carriages, hampers to be unpacked, tempting provisions to be set forth, knives and forks to rattle, champagne corks to fly, eyes to brighten that were not dull before, and pickpockets to count their gains during the last heat

Drinking-tents were full, glasses began to clink in carriages, hampers to be unpacked, tempting provisions to be set forth, knives and forks to rattle, champagne corks to fly, eyes to brighten that were not dull before, and pickpockets to count their gains during the last heat

2019-04-24T12:55:07+01:00Categories: Nicholas Nickleby|Tags: , |