40+ Quotes And Sayings From CHARLES DICKENS
Forty Plus Charles Dickens Quotes Collected From Some Of His Most Famous Books. Shareable Images Are Also Included In This Post.
Charles Dickens was one of the most important writers of the 19th century, whose influence extends beyond literature. Many of his expressions, characters and ideas are embedded deep in modern culture, and it is not surprising that almost all the details of his life have been carefully studied and remembered.
Especially in the Charles Dickens Museum in London, placed in the house where he lived with his family from 1837-1839. years. Curators here love to retell lesser-known details from the life of the Victorian writer.
The museum is temporarily closed due to the epidemic, but we are revealing a few of these anecdotes and details, with the desire that when all this is over, you can visit London and hear them for yourself.
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Charles Dickens Oddities
Dickens loved to decorate his home / The famous writer cared a lot about how his house would look like. The Charles Dickens Museum keeps letters in which Dickens explained in detail to his caretaker how he wanted his house at 48 Doute Street to be tidied up. Although he lived here for only two years, Dickens changed many things - he removed obsolete plaster decorations, put wallpaper, put a new carpet that fits better like a marble fireplace.
He loved music, but he had no talent for it / Both Charles and his wife Catherine came from families where the talent for music was inherited, so it is not surprising that they had a piano in the house. Dickens and his friend composed parts of the operetta "Village Cocker" on that piano, which in the meantime failed, and today there is a very similar one in the Museum. But although Dickens was passionate about music, he had no talent for it. One of his school friends noted in a letter that Charles was trying to learn music, but that their professor had given up the task of teaching him to play the piano, saying: "He has no talent for music and if I continue to give him classes, it will be robbing his parents
Dickens worked from home / The first half of his career Dickens wrote in the study in his family home, which was probably always very noisy, given that he had ten children, plus servants and guests. In the building that is today the Dickens Museum, the study was located on the first floor, and he kept a very strict schedule. He had been working since the early hours of the morning, without interruption, and only once did he make an exception when he heard merry laughter in the living room. He decided to join them, but he continued to write, so he finished "Oliver Twist" on a small table, but at the same time enjoyed the cheerful family atmosphere.
Obsession with mirrors / Psychologists would have to say everything, but Dickens loved mirrors. Several of them hung in his living room in the last house where he lived from 1856 until his death in 1870 in Kent. In his cottage in Switzerland, mirrors were arranged around a desk. And it wasn't just a matter of decoration - they brought more light into the room, but also helped him with his writing. His eldest daughter Mami Dickens remembers that her father once allowed her to lie on the sofa in his study while she was sick, while he was writing. "Suddenly he jumped up from his chair and ran to the mirror and began to frown, distorting his face in an incredible way ... at that moment he lost his sense of reality and became a product of his imagination, a creature of feathers
Dickens stuffed some of his pets / The family had a number of pets, from the canary Dick to a number of dogs, including the Orange Mrs. Baunser and the great mastiff Turk. Perhaps the most famous was the raven Grip who died after eating paint. Dickens prepared the flu and it is now in the library in Philadelphia. It is believed that Grip was the inspiration for the raven in the novel "Barnaby Raj". A kitten named Bob, who adored this writer, was also stuffed. When Bob died, Dickens made a letter opener out of his paw, which is now in the New York Library.
Chief at parties / Dickens loved to organize and go to parties, and for Christmas he would regularly invite his friends and family to a party. His eldest son Charlie was born at that time, so it was an additional opportunity for dancing and even theater plays. At one such party, Dickens made a play based on Henry Fielding's fairy tale "Toma Palcic", in which he played with his children. Writer William Thackeray ("Vcashar vanity") was in the audience and later wrote that he fell from his chair laughing.
Charles Dickens tale of two cities quotes
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts
A day wasted on others is not wasted on one’s self
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known
I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul
Think now and then that there is a man who would give his life, to keep a life you love beside you
Death may beget life, but oppression can beget nothing other than itself
Nothing that we do, is done in vain. I believe, with all my soul, that we shall see triumph
Remember how strong we are in our happiness, and how weak he is in is misery!
Vengeance and retribution require a long time; it is the rule
Charles Dickens Christmas Quotes
For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year
The year end brings no greater pleasure then the opportunity to express to you season’s greetings and good wishes
Remembrance, like a candle, burns brightest at Christmastime
Christmas may not bring a single thing; still, it gives me a song to sing
There seems a magic in the very name of Christmas
There is probably a smell of roasted chestnuts and other good comfortable things all the time, for we are telling Winter Stories – Ghost Stories, or more shame for us – round the Christmas fire
What right have you to be dismal? What reason have you to be morose? You’re rich enough
Oh! but he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner!
Come in, come in! and know me better, man! I am the Ghost of Christmas Present. Look upon me! You have never seen the like of me before
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Charles Dickens Love Quotes
There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated
A loving heart is the truest wisdom
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart
This love that makes the world go round, my baby
And if it’s proud to have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts, she is proud. And if it’s not, she is not
Love is not a feeling to pass away, like the balmy breath of a summer day; it is not — it cannot be — laid aside; it is not a thing to forget or hide
Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart
Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before
I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world
It is because I think so much of warm and sensitive hearts, that I would spare them from being wounded
Charles Dickens Famous Quotes
There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts
And O there are days in this life, worth life and worth death
You have been the last dream of my soul
In a word, I was too cowardly to do what I knew to be right, as I had been too cowardly to avoid doing what I knew to be wrong
Great men are seldom over scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire
It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing so irresistibly contagious as laughter
Pride is one of the seven deadly sins; but it cannot be the pride of a mother in her children, for that is a compound of two cardinal virtues–faith and hope
People need to rise early, to see the sun in all his splendour, for his brightness seldom lasts the day through. The morning of day and the morning of life are but too much alike
The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again
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