Great Expectations Quotes

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Charles Dickens
“So, throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people whom we most despise.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Charles Dickens
“We changed again, and yet again, and it was now too late and too far to go back, and I went on. And the mists had all solemnly risen now, and the world lay spread before me.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Charles Dickens
“Once for all; I knew to my sorrow, often and often, if not always, that I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Charles Dickens
“She had curiously thoughtful and attentive eyes; eyes that were very pretty and very good.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Charles Dickens
“So new to him," she muttered, "so old to me; so strange to him, so familiar to me; so melancholy to both of us!...”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

“As we walk through the secretive doors of our remembrance, looking for forgotten benchmarks of our history, we can find unexpected escape hatches opening into valuable answers to great expectations. ("Walking down the memory lane" )”
Erik Pevernagie

Pooja Agnihotri
“If you want to succeed and leave your competitors behind, you need great plans and even greater strategies.”
Pooja Agnihotri, 17 Reasons Why Businesses Fail :Unscrew Yourself From Business Failure

Charles Dickens
“The secret was such an old one now, had so grown into me and become a part of myself, that I could not tear it away.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Charles Dickens
“Dios sabe que nunca hemos de avergonzarnos de nuestras lágrimas, porque son la lluvia que limpia el cegador polvo de la tierra que recubre nuestros corazones endurecidos.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Eileen Granfors
“pencils racing across paper, a sound I like." Marisol”
Eileen Granfors, Some Rivers End on the Day of the Dead

Charles Dickens
“Mrs. Pocket was at home, and was in a little difficulty, on account of the baby's having been accommodated with a needle case to keep him quiet during the unaccountable absence (with a relative in the Foot Guards) of Millers. And more needles were missing than it could be regarded as quite wholesome for a patient of such tender years either to apply externally or to take as a tonic.”
Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens
“I should not have minded that, if they would only have left me alone. But they wouldn't leave me alone. They seemed to think the opportunity lost, if they failed to point the conversation at me, every now and then, and stick the point into me.”
Charles Dickens

Germany Kent
“I believe and declare that a turning point is near and unexpected blessings are on the way.”
Germany Kent

Charles Dickens
“...but everything in our intercourse did give me pain. Whatever her tone with me happened to be, I could put no trust in it, and build no hope on it; and yet I went on against trust and against hope. Why repeat it a thousand times? So it always was.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Charles Dickens
“We were always more or less miserable, and most of our acquaintance were in the same condition. There was a gay fiction among us that we were constantly enjoying ourselves, and a skeleton truth that we never did. To the best of my belief, our case was in the last aspect a rather common one.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Charles Dickens
“Here my sister, after a fit of clappings and screamings, beat her hands upon her bosom and upon her knees, and threw her cap off, and pulled her hair down - which were the last stages on her road to frenzy. Being by this time a perfect fury and a complete success, she made a dash to the door”
Charles Dickens

“If you expect to reach the goal of perfection, never look at the cup as being half empty, see it as being half full.”
Barbara Hart

“Great is a student who profits on his opinions, But greater is a student who profits on his ideas.”
Arif Naseem

Stewart Stafford
“Psychiatrists say unrealistic expectations lead to depression, but why else are we alive if not to dream? Every expectation is unrealistic until it is made a spectacular reality through inspiration, hard work, and persistence.”
Stewart Stafford

Charles Dickens
“It's a weakness to be so affectionate, but I can't help it. No doubt my health would be much better if it was otherwise, still I wouldn't change my disposition if I could. It's the cause of much suffering, but it's a consolation to know I possess it, when I wake up in the night.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Charles Dickens
“There have been occasions in my later life (I suppose as in most lives) when I have felt for a time as if a thick curtain had fallen on all its interest and romance, to shut me out from anything save dull endurance any more.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Charles Dickens
“When I had lain awake a little awhile, those extraordinary voices with which silence teems, began to make themselves audible. The closet whispered, the fireplace sighed, the little washing-stand ticked, and one guitar-string played occasionally in the chest of drawers.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Don’t be satisfied with what the world offers you. Seek for more. Seek for better.
Demand greater than the status quo.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Being Bold: Quotes, Poetry, & Motivations for Every Day of the Year

Charles Dickens
“Would it be weakness to return my love?”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Charles Dickens
“I knew not how to answer, or how to comfort her. That she had done a grievous thing in taking an impressionable child to mould into the form that her wild resentment, spurned affection, and wounded pride, found vengeance in, I knew full well. But that, in shutting out the light of day, she had shut out infinitely more; that, in seclusion, she had secluded herself from a thousand natural and healing influences; that, her mind, brooding solitary, had grown diseased, as all minds do and must and will that reverse the appointed order of their Maker; I knew equally well.”
Charles Dickens

Glenn Haybittle
“Everyone who dies in Florence has a copy of Great Expectations.”
Glenn Haybittle, The Atelier

Charles Dickens
“So new to him,' she muttered, 'so old to me; so strange to him, so familiar to me; so melancholy to both of us!”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Ahemad R Kazi
“You don't have to be the greatest, but become the person for whom even the greatest will fear”
Ahemad R Kazi, The Inheritance of Dreams

Charles Dickens
“Heavens knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Charles Dickens
“And what's the best of all, you've been more comfortable alonger me, since I was under a dark cloud, than when the sun shone. That's best of all.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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