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Oliver Twist

By Charles Dickens

QUOTATION: Please, sir, I want some more.
ATTRIBUTION: Charles Dickens (1812–1870), British novelist. Oliver, in Oliver Twist, ch. 2 (1838).

QUOTATION: There is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast.
ATTRIBUTION: Charles Dickens (1812–1870), British novelist. Oliver Twist, ch. 10 (1838).

QUOTATION: Three meals of thin gruel a day, with an onion twice a week, and half a roll on Saturdays.
ATTRIBUTION: Charles Dickens (1812–1870), British novelist. Oliver Twist, ch. 2, p. 11 (1838).

QUOTATION: Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.
ATTRIBUTION: Charles Dickens (1812–1870), British novelist. Oliver Twist, ch. 37, p. 267 (1838).

QUOTATION: It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.
ATTRIBUTION: Charles Dickens (1812–1870), British novelist. Mr. Bumble, in Oliver Twist, ch. 37 (1837-1839).

QUOTATION: I never see any difference in boys. I only know two sorts of boys. Mealy boys and beef-faced boys.
ATTRIBUTION: Charles Dickens (1812–1870), British novelist. Mr. Grimwig, in Oliver Twist, ch. 14 (1838).

QUOTATION: “If the law supposes that,” said Mr. Bumble, squeezing his hat emphatically in both hands, “the law is a ass—a idiot. If that’s the eye of the law, the law is a bachelor; and the worst I wish the law is, that his eye may be opened by experience—by experience.”
ATTRIBUTION: Charles Dickens (1812–1870), British novelist. Mr. Bumble in Oliver Twist, ch. 51, p. 399 (1838).

 

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