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Quotations about Emotions by Charles Dickens

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While there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humour.

Background. “While there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humour” is a quotation taken from A Christmas Carol (Stave 3). A Christmas Carol is a novella, or short story, written by Charles Dickens and first published in the Christmas of 1843.   Context. […]

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I wear the chain I forged in life.

Background. “I wear the chain I forged in life” is a quotation taken from A Christmas Carol (Stave 1). A Christmas Carol is a novella, or short story, written by Charles Dickens and first published in the Christmas of 1843.   Context. The quote is said by the ghost of Jacob Marley, the former business […]

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There is something about a roused woman: especially if she add to all her other strong passions, the fierce impulses of recklessness and despair; which few men like to provoke.

Background. “There is something about a roused woman: especially if she add to all her other strong passions, the fierce impulses of recklessness and despair; which few men like to provoke” is a quotation from Oliver Twist (Chapter 16). Oliver Twist, subtitled The Parish Boy’s Progress, is the second novel by Charles Dickens, published in […]

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