Hope

Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Hope.

 

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 400 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 Hope.


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I have no doubt I shall, please Heaven, begin to be more beforehand with the world, and to live in a perfectly new manner, if -if, in short, anything turns up.

Background. "I have no doubt I shall, please Heaven, begin to be more beforehand with the world, and to live in a perfectly new manner, if -if, in short, anything turns up." is a quotation from David Copperfield (Chapter 1).  David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published between 1849 and 1850.   Mr. Micawber (standing, addressing others), illustrated here by Phiz. Context. This quotation is said by the character Wilkins Micawber. Mr. Micawber was [...]

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It is when our budding hopes are nipped beyond recovery by some rough wind, that we are the most disposed to picture to ourselves what flowers they might have borne, if they had flourished.

Background. "it is when our budding hopes are nipped beyond recovery by some rough wind, that we are the most disposed to picture to ourselves what flowers they might have borne, if they had flourished" is a quotation from Dombey and Son (Chapter 10). Dombey and Son was Charles Dickens's seventh novel, published between 1846 and 1848.     Have Your Say. Give your view on "it is when our budding hopes are nipped beyond recovery by some rough wind, [...]

2018-02-23T19:48:33+00:00 Categories: Dombey and Son|Tags: |

Like you, I hope for better things. I will pray for them, and believe that they will arrive.

Background. "like you, I hope for better things. I will pray for them, and believe that they will arrive" is a quotation from Dombey and Son (Chapter 19). Dombey and Son was Charles Dickens's seventh novel, published between 1846 and 1848.   Context. Taken from the passage: 'Walter,' she said, looking full upon him with her affectionate eyes, 'like you, I hope for better things. I will pray for them, and believe that they will arrive. I made this little gift [...]

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