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Quotations about Love by Charles Dickens

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I began fully to know how wrecked I was.

Background. “I began fully to know how wrecked I was.” is a quotation taken from Great Expectations (Chapter 39). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.     Context. This quotation, said by the character Pip, is taken from the following passages of Chapter 39 of Great Expectations: My […]

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With a full heart, for the love of him you once were.

Background. “With a full heart, for the love of him you once were.” is a quotation taken from A Christmas Carol (Stave 2). A Christmas Carol is a novella, or short story, written by Charles Dickens and first published in the Christmas of 1843.   Context. This quotation is taken from the following passage in […]

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David Copperfield.

I lived principally on Dora and coffee.

Background. “I lived principally on Dora and coffee” is a quotation from David Copperfield (Chapter 28). David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published between 1849 and 1850.   Context. Taken from the sentence “I lived principally on Dora and coffee. In my love-lorn condition, my appetite languished; and I was glad […]

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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.

Background. “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” is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 29). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 […]

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And yet I love him. I love him so much, and so dearly, that when I sometimes think my life may be but a weary one, I am proud of it and glad of it. I am proud and glad to suffer something for him, even though it is of no service to him, and he will never know of it or care for it.

Background. “And yet I love him. I love him so much, and so dearly, that when I sometimes think my life may be but a weary one, I am proud of it and glad of it. I am proud and glad to suffer something for him, even though it is of no service to him, […]

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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.

Background. “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.” is a quotation from Our Mutual Friend (Book 3, Chapter 9). Our Mutual Friend was Charles Dickens‘s fourteenth and last completed novel, published between 1864 and […]

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Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people.

Background. “Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people” is a quotation from Nicholas Nickleby (Chapter 28). The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, more commonly referred to as Nicholas Nickleby, is the third novel by Charles […]

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