Parliament

Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Parliament.

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 Parliament.


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Britannia, that unfortunate female, is always before me, like a trussed fowl: skewered through and through with office-pens, and bound hand and foot with red tape.

Britannia, that unfortunate female, is always before me, like a trussed fowl: skewered through and through with office-pens, and bound hand and foot with red tape.

Night after night, I record predictions that never come to pass, professions that are never fulfilled, explanations that are only meant to mystify.

Night after night, I record predictions that never come to pass, professions that are never fulfilled, explanations that are only meant to mystify.

The arrivals increase in number, and the heat and noise increase in very unpleasant proportion.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations. The arrivals increase in number, and the heat and noise increase in very unpleasant proportion.

Did you ever see a countenance so expressive of the most hopeless extreme of heavy dulness.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations. Did you ever see a countenance so expressive of the most hopeless extreme of heavy dulness.

I have not the least hesitation in saying that I have the smallest amount of faith in the House of Commons.

I have not the least hesitation in saying that I have the smallest amount of faith in the House of Commons.

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You’re quite a powerful speaker, sir, I wonder you don’t go into Parliament.

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Quotations (Stave 1). You’re quite a powerful speaker, sir, I wonder you don’t go into Parliament.

He was a tough, burly thick-headed gentleman, with a loud voice, a pompous manner, a tolerable command of sentences with no meaning in them, and, in short, every requisite for a very good member indeed.

He was a tough, burly thick-headed gentleman, with a loud voice, a pompous manner, a tolerable command of sentences with no meaning in them, and, in short, every requisite for a very good member indeed.