There’s just no excuse: if you are not reading Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in December, you are plain missing out on part of the Christmas spirit.
Upon closing the final pages of A Christmas Carol, it is all one can do not to run out into the streets shouting “Merry Christmas, everyone!” in a heartfelt and overly loud voice. The book is just genuinely wonderful and it’s also quite short, so you can actually read it on Christmas Eve, preferably by a large fireplace.
Well it’s not just in A Christmas Carol where Charles Dickens says things that are witty and wonderful. Take a look at this:
10 Delightful Dickens Quotes
1. “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
2. “Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.”
3. “Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
– From A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings
5. “My advice is to never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.”
6. “Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.”
– From Nicholas Nickleby
7. “The broken heart. You think you will die, but you just keep living, day after day after terrible day.”
– From Great Expectations
8. “There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.”
– From Oliver Twist
9. “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”
– From A Christmas Carol
10. “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.”
– From Great Expectations.
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