Charles Dickens Quotes by Topic

Books and Reading Quotes

My father had left a small collection of books in a little room upstairs, to which I had access (for it adjoined my own) and which nobody else in our house ever troubled. From that blessed little room, Roderick Random, Peregrine Pickle, Humphrey Clinker, Tom Jones, the Vicar of Wakefield, Don Quixote, Gil Blas, and Robinson Crusoe, came out, a glorious host, to keep me company. They kept alive my fancy, and my hope of something beyond that place and time . . . ~ David Copperfield

Share this Quote

But Rosa soon made the discovery that Miss Twinkleton didn't read fairly. She cut the love-scenes, interpolated passages in praise of female celibacy, and was guilty of other glaring pious frauds. ~ The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Share this Quote

No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot. ~ Our Mutual Friend

Share this Quote

When the wind is blowing and the sleet or rain is driving against the dark windows, I love to sit by the fire, thinking of what I have read in books of voyage and travel. ~ The Long Voyage

Share this Quote

". . . there are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts." ~ Oliver Twist

Share this Quote