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"One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it's left behind." ~ Little Dorrit (Share this Quote)

And thus ever by day and night, under the sun and under the stars, climbing the dusty hills and toiling along the weary plains, journeying by land and journeying by sea, coming and going so strangely, to meet and to act and react on one another, move all we restless travellers through the pilgrimage of life. ~ Little Dorrit (Share this Quote)

This was another of her ways of forming a mind—to cram all articles of difficulty into cupboards, lock them up, and say they had no existence. It was the easiest way, and, beyond all comparison, the properest. ~ Little Dorrit (Share this Quote)

It was evident from the general tone of the whole party, that they had come to regard insolvency as the normal state of mankind, and the payment of debts as a disease that occasionally broke out. ~ Little Dorrit (Share this Quote)

All through dinner, Flora combined her present appetite for eating and drinking with her past appetite for romantic love, in a way that made Clennam afraid to lift his eyes from his plate; since he could not look towards her without receiving some glance of mysterious meaning or warning, as if they were engaged in a plot. ~ Little Dorrit (Share this Quote)

It was an instinctive testimony to Little Dorrit's worth and difference from all the rest, that the poor young fellow honoured and loved her for being simply what she was. ~ Little Dorrit (Share this Quote)

Little Dorrit Quotes

None of us clearly know to whom or to what we are indebted in this wise, until some marked stop in the whirling wheel of life brings the right perception with it. It comes with sickness, it comes with sorrow, it comes with the loss of the dearly loved, it is one of the most frequent uses of adversity. ~ Little Dorrit (Share this Quote)

If he had been a man with strength of purpose to face those troubles and fight them, he might have broken the net that held him, or broken his heart; but being what he was, he languidly slipped into this smooth descent, and never more took one step upward. ~ Little Dorrit (Share this Quote)

"Being practical people, we never allow anybody to scare the birds; and the birds, being practical people too, come about us in myriads." ~ Little Dorrit (Share this Quote)

The changes of a fevered room are slow and fluctuating; but the changes of the fevered world are rapid and irrevocable. ~ Little Dorrit (Share this Quote)

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