Women

Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Women.

 

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 Women.


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It is a melancholy reflection that the old adage, ‘time and tide wait for no man,’ applies with equal force to the fairer portion of the creation.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations (The Four Sisters). It is a melancholy reflection that the old adage, ‘time and tide wait for no man,’ applies with equal force to the fairer portion of the creation.

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A very ugly old woman, with red rims round her eyes, and a mouth that mumbled and chattered of itself when she was not speaking.

Charles Dickens Dombey and Son Quotations (Chapter 6). A very ugly old woman, with red rims round her eyes, and a mouth that mumbled and chattered of itself when she was not speaking.

A great many very young girls grown into bold women before they had well ceased to be children.

Charles Dickens Quotations (The Amusements of the People, Part 2). A great many very young girls grown into bold women before they had well ceased to be children.

Every woman in ‘the gardens,’ who has been married for any length of time, must have had twins on two or three occasions; it is impossible to account for the extent of juvenile population in any other way.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations. Every woman in ‘the gardens,’ who has been married for any length of time, must have had twins on two or three occasions; it is impossible to account for the extent of juvenile population in any other way.

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Mrs Lupin had her full share and dividend of that large capital of curiosity which is inherited by her sex.

Charles Dickens Martin Chuzzlewit Quotations (Chapter 3). Mrs Lupin had her full share and dividend of that large capital of curiosity which is inherited by her sex.

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I have made up my mind that I must have money, Pa. I feel that I can’t beg it, borrow it, or steal it; and so I have resolved that I must marry it.

I have made up my mind that I must have money, Pa. I feel that I can’t beg it, borrow it, or steal it; and so I have resolved that I must marry it.

2019-04-13T09:58:04+01:00Categories: Our Mutual Friend|Tags: , |

A lady of what is commonly called an uncertain temper—a phrase which being interpreted signifies a temper tolerably certain to make everybody more or less uncomfortable.

Charles Dickens Barnaby Rudge Quotations (Chapter 7). A lady of what is commonly called an uncertain temper—a phrase which being interpreted signifies a temper...

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But what was a girl to Dombey and Son! In the capital of the House’s name and dignity, such a child was merely a piece of base coin that couldn’t be invested – a bad Boy – nothing more.

Charles Dickens Dombey and Son Quotations (Chapter 1). But what was a girl to Dombey and Son! In the capital of the House’s name and dignity, such a child was merely a piece of base coin that couldn’t be invested – a bad Boy – nothing more.

2019-05-03T18:38:31+01:00Categories: Dombey and Son|Tags: |

A little dry, brown, corrugated old woman, with a small face that might have been made of walnut-shells, and a large mouth like a cat’s without the whiskers.

A little dry, brown, corrugated old woman, with a small face that might have been made of walnut-shells, and a large mouth like a cat’s without the whiskers.