Tale Of Two Cities Quotes by Charles Dickens, Maya Angelou, George Brandis and many others.
I have sometimes sat alone here of an evening, listening, until I have made the echoes out to be the echoes of all the footsteps that are coming by and by into our lives. “Jerry, say that my answer was, ‘RECALLED TO LIFE.
You have been the last dream of my soul.
Then tell Wind and Fire where to stop,” returned madame; “but don’t tell me.
Crush humanity out of shape once more, under similar hammers, and it will twist itself into the same tortured forms. Sow the same seeds of rapacious licence and oppression over again, and it will surely yield the same fruit according to its kind.
I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss, and, in their struggles to be truly free, in their triumphs and defeats, through long years to come, I see the evil of this time and of the previous time of which this is the natural birth, gradually making expiation for itself and wearing out.
Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death; – the last, much the easiest to bestow, O Guillotine!
He knew enough of the world to know that there is nothing in it better than the faithful service of the heart.
A day wasted on others is not wasted on one’s self.
I had read a Tale of Two Cities and found it up to my standards as a romantic novel. She opened the first page and I heard poetry for the first time in my life…her voice slid in and curved down trough and over the words. She was nearly singing.
Along the Paris streets, the death-carts rumble, hollow and harsh. Six tumbrils carry the day’s wine to La Guillotine.
I’m reading Barnaby Rudge, one of the less well-known Dickens novels. I’ve been a life-long lover of Charles Dickens ever since I think A Tale of Two Cities was the first Dickens novel I read.
Think now and then that there is a man who would give his life, to keep a life you love beside you.
I love your daughter fondly, dearly, disinterestedly, devotedly. If ever there were love in the world, I love her.
There is prodigious strength in sorrow and despair.
Vengeance and retribution require a long time; it is the rule.
Repression is the only lasting philosophy. The dark deference of fear and slavery, my friend, will keep the dogs obedient to the whip, as long as this roof shuts out the sky.
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.