Charles Dickens

Great Expectations

    b2566762810has quoted9 days ago
    an who had been soaked in water, and smothered in mud, and lamed by stones, and cut by flints, and stung by nettles, and torn by briars; who limped, and shivered, and glared, and growled; and whose teeth chattered in his head as he seized me by the chin.
    Soufiane Elberradhas quoted3 months ago
    Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth
    Soufiane Elberradhas quoted3 months ago
    Ask no questions, and you'll be told no lies."
    Sergey Ulankinhas quoted4 months ago
    The death close before me was terrible, but far more terrible than death was the dread of being misremembered after death.
    Oksana Dreamerhas quoted4 months ago
    worth his while t
    Oksana Dreamerhas quoted4 months ago
    novelty of my emancipation on me, I went to church with Joe, and thought perhaps the clergyman wouldn't have read that about the rich man and the kingdom of Heaven, if he had known all.
    After our early dinner, I strolled out alone, purposing to finish off the marshes at once, and get them done with. As I passed the church, I felt (as I had felt during service in the morning) a sublime compassion for the poor creatures who were destined to go there, Sunday after Sunday, all their lives through, and to lie obscurely at last among the low green mounds. I promised myself that I would do something for them one of these days, and formed a plan in outline for bestowing a dinner of roast-beef
    Oksana Dreamerhas quoted4 months ago
    in the lap of luxury

    having an easy and comfortable life with a lot of money, possessions etc

    Oksana Dreamerhas quoted4 months ago
    fixed me with her eye
    Oksana Dreamerhas quoted4 months ago
    with a kick-up of his hind-legs and a flourish
    Oksana Dreamerhas quoted4 months ago
    fixed me so obstinately with his eyes
    Андрей Бронниковhas quoted4 months ago
    "You made acquaintance with my son, sir," said the old man, in his chirping way, while he warmed his hands at the blaze, "at his office, I expect?" I nodded. "Hah! I have heerd that my son is a wonderful hand at his business, sir?" I nodded hard. "Yes; so they tell me. His business is the Law?" I nodded harder. "Which makes it more surprising in my son," said the old man, "for he was not brought up to the Law, but to the Wine-Coopering."
    Sergey Ulankinhas quoted4 months ago
    life is made of ever so many partings welded together, as I may say, and one man's a blacksmith, and one's a whitesmith, and one's a goldsmith, and one's a coppersmith.

    Diwisions among such must come, and must be met as they come.
    Oksana Dreamerhas quoted4 months ago
    badger people's lives out. It would be blame to me and not praise, if I had.
    Oksana Dreamerhas quoted4 months ago
    got off with
    Oksana Dreamerhas quoted4 months ago
    trimming and moulding the butter
    Oksana Dreamerhas quoted4 months ago
    Joe was a fair man, with curls of flaxen hair on each side of his smooth face, and with eyes of such a very undecided blue that they seemed to have somehow got mixed with their own whites. He was a mild, good-natured, sweet-tempered, easy-going, foolish, dear fellow,-a sort of Hercules in strength, and also in weakness.

    My sister, Mrs. Joe, with black hair and eyes, had such a prevailing redness of skin that I sometimes used to wonder whether it was possible she washed herself with a nutmeg-grater instead of soap.
    Oksana Dreamerhas quoted4 months ago
    y munching and meditating before the fire), "because he had had a turn." Judgin
    The messhas quoted5 months ago
    "I don't take to Philip," said he, smiling, "for it sounds like a moral boy out of the spelling-book, who was so lazy that he fell into a pond, or so fat that he couldn't see out of his eyes, or so avaricious that he locked up his cake till the mice ate it, or so determined to go a bird's-nesting that he got himself eaten by bears who lived handy in the neighborhood. I tell you what I should like. We are so harmonious, and you have been a blacksmith,-would you mind it?"
    The messhas quoted5 months ago
    People are put in the Hulks because they murder, and because they rob, and forge, and do all sorts of bad; and they always begin by asking questions.
    The messhas quoted5 months ago
    Ask no questions, and you'll be told no lies."
    It was not very polite to herself, I thought, to imply that I should be told lies by her even if I did ask questions. But she never was polite unless there was company.
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