Love

Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Love.

 

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 Love.


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I always give too much to ladies. It’s a weakness of mine, and that’s the way I ruin myself.

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Quotations (Stave 4). I always give too much to ladies. It’s a weakness of mine, and that’s the way I ruin myself.

2019-11-11T19:17:11+00:00Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: , , |

If you could see my legs when I take my boots off, you’d form some idea of what unrequited affection is.

If you could see my legs when I take my boots off, you’d form some idea of what unrequited affection is.

You have been the embodiment of every graceful fancy that my mind has ever become acquainted with.

You have been the embodiment of every graceful fancy that my mind has ever become acquainted with.

2019-04-07T09:23:35+01:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: |

A heart well worth winning, and well won. A heart that, once won, goes through fire and water for the winner, and never changes, and is never daunted.

A heart well worth winning, and well won. A heart that, once won, goes through fire and water for the winner, and never changes, and is never daunted.

2019-04-13T10:36:32+01:00Categories: Our Mutual Friend|Tags: , |

I never had one hour’s happiness in her society, and yet my mind all round the four-and-twenty hours was harping on the happiness of having her with me unto death.

I never had one hour's happiness in her society, and yet my mind all round the four-and-twenty hours was harping on the happiness of having her with me unto death.

2019-04-11T15:21:25+01:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: , |

I’ll tell you what real love is. It is blind devotion, unquestioning self-humiliation, utter submission, trust and belief against yourself and against the whole world, giving up your whole heart and soul to the smiter.

I’ll tell you what real love is. It is blind devotion, unquestioning self-humiliation, utter submission, trust and belief against yourself and against the whole world, giving up your whole heart and soul to the smiter.

2019-04-14T20:15:52+01:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: |

I am under the influence of some tremendous attraction which I have resisted in vain, and which overmasters me.

I am under the influence of some tremendous attraction which I have resisted in vain, and which overmasters me.

2019-04-13T11:04:01+01:00Categories: Our Mutual Friend|Tags: |

Constancy in love is a good thing, but it means nothing, and is nothing, without constancy in every kind of effort.

Constancy in love is a good thing, but it means nothing, and is nothing, without constancy in every kind of effort.

2019-04-14T08:31:25+01:00Categories: Bleak House|Tags: , |