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February 2015

Charles Dickens Quotes

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Well my friends, were he still alive and writing, legendary British writer Charles Dickens would turn 203 on February 7.

In honour of my favourite author, — hey, I love Dickens so much I named my mini schnauzer after him! — I thought it’d be fun to share ten of my favourite Charles Dickens quotes:

  • “A loving heart is the truest wisdom.” (from David Copperfield)
  • “The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish’, and start saying ‘I will’. Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities.” (from David Copperfield)
  • “Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
  • “Take nothing on its looks: Take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule.” (from Great Expectations)
  • “Happiness is a gift, and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.” (from Nicholas Nickleby)
  • “Every heart is a profound mystery to the heart beating nearest it.”
  • “It is good to be children, and sometimes never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.” (from A Christmas Carol)
  • “We forge the chains we wear in life.” (from A Christmas Carol)
  • “Do all the good you can, and make as little fuss about it as possible.”
  • “I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.”

What are your favourite Dickens quotes? What’s your favourite novel by Charles Dickens?

 

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February 2014

Inspired By: Charles Dickens

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Quote from Nicholas Nickleby.

Quote from Nicholas Nickleby.

British novelist Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in Portsmouth, England.

Yes, my friends, today we are celebrating the big 202.

Throughout an incredible career, Dickens penned numerous novels and short stories. His first big success was The Pickwick Papers, which was published under Dickens’s pen name Boz. The Pickwick Papers were printed in a monthly publication, and became a huge phenomenon. Some of Dickens’s other popular works include A Christmas CarolOliver Twist, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations.

Part of my personal fascination with Dickens’s works is the fact that the characters he created are each so intriguing. Even if you haven’t read any books by Charles Dickens, chances are you likely know who Scrooge is, or David Copperfield, or even Nicholas Nickleby.

Fun facts about Chuck:

  • In addition to his status as a novelist, Dickens served for a time as the editor of the Daily News.
  • Charles Dickens had 10 children.
  • The Pickwick Papers was published in 1837, the same year Victoria became Queen of England.
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