Emotions

Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Emotions.

 

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 Emotions.


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There was a light with nothing to rest upon, a fire with nothing to burn, a starved imagination keeping life in itself somehow.

There was a light with nothing to rest upon, a fire with nothing to burn, a starved imagination keeping life in itself somehow.

In the innocence of her brave affection, and the brimming up of her old devoted spirit, the once deserted girl shone like a beautiful light upon the darkness of the other.

In the innocence of her brave affection, and the brimming up of her old devoted spirit, the once deserted girl shone like a beautiful light upon the darkness of the other.

2019-05-04T06:20:30+01:00Categories: Hard Times|Tags: |

It is a dangerous thing to see anything in the sphere of a vain blusterer, before the vain blusterer sees it himself.

It is a dangerous thing to see anything in the sphere of a vain blusterer, before the vain blusterer sees it himself.

2019-05-04T06:20:24+01:00Categories: Hard Times|Tags: |

I don’t say half I mean. I can’t. I haven’t got the gift. There are talkers enough among us; I’ll be one of the doers.

Charles Dickens Barnaby Rudge Quotations (Chapter 40). I don’t say half I mean. I can’t. I haven’t got the gift. There are talkers enough among us; I’ll be one of the doers.

2019-06-18T20:31:30+01:00Categories: Barnaby Rudge|Tags: |

My lamp burns low, and I have written far into the night; but the dear presence, without which I were nothing, bears me company.

My lamp burns low, and I have written far into the night; but the dear presence, without which I were nothing, bears me company.

2019-08-06T17:44:58+01:00Categories: David Copperfield|Tags: |

Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.

Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.

2019-08-05T15:43:44+01:00Categories: David Copperfield|Tags: , |

Why is it that we can better bear to part in spirit than in body, and while we have the fortitude to act farewell have not the nerve to say it?

Why is it that we can better bear to part in spirit than in body, and while we have the fortitude to act farewell have not the nerve to say it?

When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly, it bodes no good to other people.

When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly, it bodes no good to other people.

2019-01-07T16:51:37+01:00Categories: The Pickwick Papers|Tags: |

Did you ever see a countenance so expressive of the most hopeless extreme of heavy dulness.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations. Did you ever see a countenance so expressive of the most hopeless extreme of heavy dulness.