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"A Christmas Carol" Quotes

Quotes From the Charles Dickens Classic "A Christmas Carol"


A Christmas Carol is a novella written by the prolific Charles Dickens (Compare Prices). Dickens had shot to fame with books like Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations. His A Christmas Carol reminds us of important values such as sharing, caring, and celebrating. Read these quotes from A Christmas Carol to bring in the festive cheer.
  • It is required of every man... that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow-men, and travel far and wide; and, if that spirit goes not forth in life, it is condemned to do so after death.

  • Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it.

  • External heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge. No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him. No wind that blew was bitterer than he, no falling snow was more intent upon its purpose, no pelting rain less open to entreaty.

  • I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.

  • It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child himself.

  • It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that, while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.
Note: Though it is commonly called "A Christmas Carol," the formal title of the book is "A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas."

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