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Oliver Twist Quotes

Nine of the best book quotes from Oliver Twist
  1. #1
    Let the tears which fell, and the broken words which were exchanged in the long close embrace between the orphans, be sacred.
  2. #2
    We need be careful how we deal with those about us, when every death carries to some small circle of survivors, thoughts of so much omitted, and so little done.
    book
    Oliver Twist
    character
    Oliver
    concept
    Death
  3. #3
    A father, sister, and mother, were gained, and lost, in that one moment.
  4. #4
    Joy and grief were mingled in the cup; but there were no bitter tears: for even grief arose so softened, and clothed in such sweet and tender recollections, that it became a solemn pleasure, and lost all character of pain.
  5. #5
    There is a drowsy state, between sleeping and waking, when you dream more in five minutes with your eyes half open, and yourself half conscious of everything that is passing around you, than you would in five nights with your eyes fast closed, and your senses wrapt in perfect unconsciousness.
  6. #6
    Don’t be afraid! We won’t make an author of you, while there’s an honest trade to be learnt, or brick-making to turn to.
  7. #7
    He looked like death; not death as it shows in shroud and coffin, but in the guise it wears when life has just departed; when a young and gentle spirit has, but an instant, fled to Heaven, and the gross air of the world has not had time to breathe upon the changing dust it hallowed.
    author
    Charles Dickens
    book
    Oliver Twist
    character
    Oliver
    concept
    Death
  8. #8
    And what an example of the power of dress young Oliver Twist was!
  1. #9
    Although the happiness and delight of my life lie buried there too, I have not made a coffin of my heart, and sealed it up for ever on my best affections. Deep affliction has only made them stronger; it ought, I think, for it should refine our nature.
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