Life

Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Life.

 

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 Life.


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If there be one thing in existence more miserable than another, it most unquestionably is the being compelled to rise by candlelight.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations. If there be one thing in existence more miserable than another, it most unquestionably is the being compelled to rise by candlelight.

2019-04-16T21:44:36+01:00Categories: Early Coaches, Sketches by Boz|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: , |

You, devoted and young, cannot fully appreciate the anxiety I have felt that your life should not be wasted.

You, devoted and young, cannot fully appreciate the anxiety I have felt that your life should not be wasted.

2019-04-11T07:22:38+01:00Categories: A Tale of Two Cities|Tags: |