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"Oliver Twist" Quotes

Charles Dickens' Masterpiece "Oliver Twist" Quotes

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Oliver Twist is a book that tugs at your heartstrings. You can't help feeling the anguish and despair of the young orphan, Oliver Twist. Satire, dark humor, and social messages abound in this book. Read Oliver Twist quotes to feel for the underdogs.
  • Surprises, like misfortunes, seldom come alone.

  • Although Oliver had been brought up by philosophers, he was not theoretically acquainted with the beautiful axiom that self-preservation is the first law of nature.

  • 'Please, sir, I want some more.'

  • Noah writhed and twisted his body into an extensive variety of eel-like positions; thereby giving Mr. Bumble to understand that, from the violent and sanguinary onset of Oliver Twist, he had sustained severe internal injury and damage, from which he was at that moment suffering the acutest torture.

  • Although Oliver had been brought up by philosophers, he was not theoretically acquainted with the beautiful axiom that self-preservation is the first law of nature.

  • Tears were not the things to find their way to Mr. Bumble's soul; his heart was waterproof.

  • The dew seemed to sparkle more brightly on the green leaves; the air to rustle among them with a sweeter music; and the sky itself to look more blue and bright. Such is the influence which the condition of our own thoughts, exercise, even over the appearance of external objects.

  • As he glided stealthily along, creeping beneath the shelter of the walls and doorways, the hideous old man seemed like some loathsome reptile, engendered in the slime and darkness through which he moved: crawling forth, by night, in search of some rich offal for a meal.

  • Men who look on nature, and their fellow-men, and cry that all is dark and gloomy, are in the right; but the sombre colours are reflections from their own jaundiced eyes and hearts. The real hues are delicate, and need a clearer vision.

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