“An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.”

Happy 200th Birthday Mr. Dickens! If only you could have known the affect your writing would still have on the world two hundred years later.

“Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.”

“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.”

“There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated.”

“It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.”

“To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.”

“Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.”

Charles Dickens – 7 February 1812 to 9 June 1870.

6 thoughts on ““An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.”

  1. Pingback: Happy 200th birthday, Charles Dickens! « Misprinted Pages

  2. Dickens would probably be thrilled to know he is still popular. Fortunately he was quite famous in his lifetime, so enjoyed the fruit of his work. I always think it so sad if someone famous now was ignored while alive.

    • I agree with you. If someone important and famous were ignored while alive well, it’s just a sad shame really. But it stands to chance that they’ll get amazingly popular after their death. It’s what happened to Vincent van Gogh.

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