Book Quotes Quotes

Treachery and violence are spears pointed at both ends — they wound those who resort to them worse than their enemies. (“Wuthering Heights”)

The broken heart. You think you will die, but you just keep living, day after day after terrible day. (“Great Expectations”)

There are times when ignorance is bliss indeed. (“The Pickwick Papers”)

It is said that the children of the very poor are not brought up, but dragged up. (“Bleak House”)

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. (“Nicholas Nickleby”)

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. (“A Tale of Two Cities”)

Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire. (“The Pickwick Papers”)

Oh gracious, why wasn’t I born old and ugly? (“Barnaby Rudge”)

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child himself. (“A Christmas Carol”)