Charles Dickens Love Quotes Will Have You Yearning for Romance in No Time
These Charles Dickens Love Quotes Will Make You Feel Alive
Charles Dickens is the master of love quotes. The heartfelt words written in his books were often made into movies - they were that good. Although some may regard his work as old-fashioned, the words he left behind are worth cherishing.
We've surfaced some of the best love quotes ever written by Charles Dickens. From Great Expectations to A Tale of Two Cities and beyond, Dickens has quite a way with words. Grab a tissue and check out these romantic phrases to brighten up your day. Plus, you might just be inspired to read one of his books or watch a movie adaptation!
Charles Dickens Love Quotes From Great Expectations
"I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be."
"Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape."
"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 - more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle."
"Love her, love her, love her! If she favours you, love her. If she wounds you, love her. If she tears your heart to pieces – and as it gets older and stronger, it will tear deeper – love her, love her, love her!"
"The broken heart. You think you will die, but you just keep living, day after day after terrible day."
"You are in every line I have ever read."
"I stole her heart away and put ice in its place."
"Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts."
More Charles Dickens Quotes From Great Expectations
"Once for all; I knew to my sorrow, often and often, if not always, that I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be."
"Break their hearts my pride and hope, break their hearts and have no mercy."
"And still I stood looking at the house, thinking how happy I should be if I lived there with her, and knowing that I never was happy with her, but always miserable."
"Her contempt for me was so strong, that it became infectious, and I caught it."
"I never had one hour's happiness in her society, and yet my mind all round the four-and-twenty hours was harping on the happiness of having her with me unto death."
"She had curiously thoughtful and attentive eyes; eyes that were very pretty and very good."
"I verily believe that her not remembering and not minding in the least, made me cry again, inwardly - and that is the sharpest crying of all."
"In a word, it was impossible for me to separate her, in the past or in the present, from the innermost life of my life."
Charles Dickens Love Quotes From A Tale Of Two Cities
"A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other."
"I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul."
"And yet I have had the weakness, and have still the weakness, to wish you to know with what a sudden mastery you kindled me, heap of ashes that I am, into fire."
"Think now and then that there is a man who would give his life, to keep a life you love beside you."
"A dream, all a dream, that ends in nothing, and leaves the sleeper where he lay down, but I wish you to know that you inspired it."
"All through it, I have known myself to be quite undeserving. And yet I have had the weakness, and have still the weakness, to wish you to know with what a sudden mastery you kindled me, heap of ashes that I am, into fire- a fire, however, inseparable in its nature from myself, quickening nothing, lighting nothing, doing no service, idly burning away."
"There is a man who would give his life to keep a life you love beside you."
"For you, and for any dear to you, I would do anything. I would embrace any sacrifice for you and for those dear to you. And when you see your own bright beauty springing up anew at your feet, think now and then that there is a man who would give his life, to keep a life you love beside you."
More Charles Dickens Love Quotes
"Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart."
"Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts."
"I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world."
"A loving heart is the truest wisdom."
"A man is lucky if he is the first love of a woman. A woman is lucky if she is the last love of a man."
"The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists."
"Love, though said to be afflicted with blindness, is a vigilant watchman."
"And yet I love him. I love him so much and so dearly, that when I sometimes think my life may be but a weary one, I am proud of it and glad of it. I am proud and glad to suffer something for him, even though it is of no service to him, and he will never know of it or care for it."
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