Food

Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Food.

 

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 475 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 Food.


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Three meals of thin gruel a day, with an onion twice a week, and half a roll of Sundays.

Charles Dickens Oliver Twist Quotations (Chapter 2). Three meals of thin gruel a day, with an onion twice a week, and half a roll of Sundays.

2019-05-07T19:20:04+01:00Categories: Oliver Twist|Tags: , |

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: , |

Telescopes, sandwiches, and glasses of brandy-and-water cold without, begin to be in great requisition.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations. Telescopes, sandwiches, and glasses of brandy-and-water cold without, begin to be in great requisition.

A speckled cannon-ball, so hard and firm, blazing in half of half-a-quartern of ignited brandy, and bedight with Christmas holly stuck into the top.

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Quotations (Stave 3). A speckled cannon-ball, so hard and firm, blazing in half of half-a-quartern of ignited brandy, and bedight with Christmas holly stuck into the top.

2019-05-29T22:18:34+01:00Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: , |

It’s a wery remarkable circumstance, Sir, that poverty and oysters always seem to go together.

It’s a wery remarkable circumstance, Sir, that poverty and oysters always seem to go together.

2019-04-11T15:22:29+01:00Categories: The Pickwick Papers|Tags: , |

The child had contrived to exist upon the smallest possible portion of the weakest possible food.

Charles Dickens Oliver Twist Quotations (Chapter 2). The child had contrived to exist upon the smallest possible portion of the weakest possible food.

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: , |