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Young as I was, I believe that I dated a new admiration of Joe from that night. We were equals afterwards, as we had been before; but, afterwards at quiet times when I sat looking at Joe and thinking about him, I had a new sensation of feeling conscious that I was looking up to Joe in my heart. ~ Great Expectations (Share this Quote)

It was in this place, and at this moment, that a strange thing happened to my fancy. I thought it a strange thing then, and I thought it a stranger thing long afterwards. I turned my eyes—a little dimmed by looking up at the frosty light—towards a great wooden beam in a low nook of the building near me on my right hand, and I saw a figure hanging there by the neck. ~ Great Expectations (Share this Quote)

Her contempt for me was so strong, that it became infectious, and I caught it. ~ Great Expectations (Share this Quote)

It is not possible to know how far the influence of any amiable honest-hearted duty-doing man flies out into the world; but it is very possible to know how it has touched one's self in going by, and I know right well that any good that intermixed itself with my apprenticeship came of plain contented Joe, and not of restlessly aspiring discontented me. ~ Great Expectations (Share this Quote)

I looked at the stars, and considered how awful it would be for a man to turn his face up to them as he froze to death, and see no help or pity in all the glittering multitude. ~ Great Expectations (Share this Quote)

"But as she grew, and promised to be very beautiful, I gradually did worse, and with my praises, and with my jewels, and with my teachings, and with this figure of myself always before her, a warning to back and point my lessons, I stole her heart away, and put ice in its place." ~ Great Expectations (Share this Quote)

"I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me." ~ Great Expectations (Share this Quote)

"There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth." ~ Great Expectations (Share this Quote)

"But as to myself, my guiding-star always is, 'Get hold of portable property'." ~ Great Expectations (Share this Quote)

And could I look upon her without compassion, seeing her punishment in the ruin she was, in her profound unfitness for this earth on which she was placed, in the vanity of sorrow which had become a master mania, like the vanity of penitence, the vanity of remorse, the vanity of unworthiness, and other monstrous vanities that have been curses in this world? ~ Great Expectations (Share this Quote)

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