Death

Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Death.

 

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 Death.


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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: , |

It is strange with how little notice, good, bad, or indifferent, a man may live and die in London.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations. It is strange with how little notice, good, bad, or indifferent, a man may live and die in London.

Everything told of life and animation, but one dark cluster of objects in the centre of all – the black stage, the cross-beam, the rope, and all the hideous apparatus of death.

Everything told of life and animation, but one dark cluster of objects in the centre of all – the black stage, the cross-beam, the rope, and all the hideous apparatus of death.

2019-05-07T11:27:04+01:00Categories: Oliver Twist|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: , , |

She was dead. No sleep so beautiful and calm, so free from trace of pain, so fair to look upon.

She was dead. No sleep so beautiful and calm, so free from trace of pain, so fair to look upon.

2019-05-31T15:50:31+01:00Categories: The Old Curiosity Shop|Tags: |

It is a dreadful thing to wait and watch for the approach of death; to know that hope is gone, and recovery impossible; and to sit and count the dreary hours through long, long nights – such nights as only watchers by the bed of sickness know.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations. It is a dreadful thing to wait and watch for the approach of death; to know that hope is gone, and recovery impossible; and to sit and count the dreary hours through long, long nights – such nights as only watchers by the bed of sickness know.

The miserable little being was usually summoned into another world, and there gathered to the fathers it had never known in this.

Charles Dickens Oliver Twist Quotations (Chapter 2). The miserable little being was usually summoned into another world, and there gathered to the fathers it had never known in this.

2019-04-08T21:34:16+01:00Categories: Oliver Twist|Tags: , , |