Charles Dickens Quotes

I do not know the American gentleman, God forgive me for putting two such words together.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Quoted in Hesketh Pearson, Dickens, ch. 8 (1949).
Dead, your Majesty. Dead, my lords and gentlemen. Dead, Right Reverends and Wrong Reverends of every order. Dead, men and women, born with Heavenly compassion in your hearts. And dying thus around us every day.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Bleak House (1853). Said of Jo, the crossing sweep boy.
"It's a wery remarkable circumstance, sir", said Sam, "that poverty and oysters seems to go together."
Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Sam Weller in The Pickwick Papers, ch. 22, p. 301 (1837).
"Avay with melincholly, as the little boy said ven his school-missis died.'
Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Sam Weller in The Pickwick Papers, ch. 44, p. 623 (1837).
Battledore and shuttlecock's a wery good game, vhen you an't the shuttlecock and two lawyers the battledores, in which case it gets too exciting to be pleasant.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Sam Weller in The Pickwick Papers, ch. 20, p. 269 (1837).
It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Bleak House, ch. 28 (1852).
"Angel in tights and garters"...
Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Sam Weller, The Pickwick Papers, ch. 45, p. 642 (1837). This is Sam Weller's famous description of Mr. Pickwick.
It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Bleak House, ch. 28 (1852).
The dignity of his office is never impaired by the absence of efforts on his part to maintain it.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Sketches by Boz, ch. 1, p. 2 (1836). Of a beadle.
Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Dick Swiveller, in The Old Curiosity Shop, ch. 7 (1841).