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And there, with an aching void in his young heart, and all outside so cold, and bare, and strange, Paul sat as if he had taken life unfurnished, and the upholsterer were never coming. ~ Dombey and Son (Share this Quote)

Gentle Florence tossed on an uneasy sea of doubt and hope; and Mr Carker, like a scaly monster of the deep, swam down below, and kept his shining eye upon her. ~ Dombey and Son (Share this Quote)

Ideas, like ghosts (according to the common notion of ghosts), must be spoken to a little before they will explain themselves. ~ Dombey and Son (Share this Quote)

"If he's a change, give me a constancy." ~ Dombey and Son (Share this Quote)

"If man would help some of us a little more, God would forgive us all the sooner perhaps." ~ Dombey and Son (Share this Quote)

Mr Dombey was resolved to show her that he was supreme. There must be no will but his. Proud he desired that she should be, but she must be proud for, not against him. ~ Dombey and Son (Share this Quote)

"There is not a man employed here, standing between myself and the lowest in place (of whom you are very considerate, and with reason, for he is not far off), who wouldn't be glad at heart to see his master humbled: who does not hate him, secretly: who does not wish him evil rather than good: and who would not turn upon him, if he had the power and boldness. The nearer to his favour, the nearer to his insolence; the closer to him, the farther from him. That's the creed here!" ~ Dombey and Son (Share this Quote)

False and subtle men will always secretly despise and dislike the object upon which they fawn and always resent the payment and receipt of homage that they know to be worthless. ~ Dombey and Son (Share this Quote)

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"I want to know what it says," he answered, looking steadily in her face. "The sea, Floy, what is it that it keeps on saying?" ~ Dombey and Son (Share this Quote)

Sitting down is my favourite posture. ~ Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions (Share this Quote)

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