A Christmas Carol Quotes: 45 of the Best from Charles Dickens and Ebenezer ScroogeMar 01, 2021 05:29 PM A Christmas Carol Quotes - Photo by Kristy Stott from creativetourist.com
Tripboba.com - A Christmas Carol is a play about a gutless and selfish older man, Ebenezer Scrooge, who hates Christmas. One cold Christmas Eve, Scrooge is heartless to people who work for him, at that point won't provide for a charity, and then is rude to his nephew when he welcomes him to go through Christmas with him.
Well, here are some of the best Christmas Carol quotes from Dickens and Scrooge. Are you curious? You have come to the right page. Tripboba has compiled some Christmas Carol quotes that you can see on the following list below. Let's check it out!
A Quotes from a Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Here are a Christmas Carol quotes from Charles Dickens:
- "There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor."
- "It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is an infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor."
- "You are fettered," said Scrooge, trembling. "Tell me why?"
- "I wear the chain I forged in life," replied the Ghost. "I made it link by link and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it."
- "I will honor 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."
- "No space of regret can make amends for one life's opportunity misused."
- "For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas when its mighty Founder was a child Himself."
- "You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of an underdone potato. There's more of a gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are!"
- "They are Man's and they cling to me, appealing from their fathers. This boy is Ignorance and this girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy for on his brow I see that written which is Doom unless the writing is erased."
- "There are some upon this earth of yours who lay claim to know us, and who do their deeds of passion, pride, ill-will, hatred, envy, bigotry, and selfishness in our name; who are as strange to us and all our kith and kin as if they had never lived. Remember that, and charge their doings on themselves, not us."
- "And it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Everyone!"
- "Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, benevolence, were all my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!"
- "Really, for a man who had been out of practice for so many years it was a splendid laugh!"
- "Men's courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead," said Scrooge. "But if the courses are departed from, the ends will change."
- "It is required of every man," the ghost returned, "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."
- "He was conscious of a thousand odors floating in the air, each one connected with a thousand thoughts, and hopes, and joys, and cares, long, long, forgotten."
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- "And therefore, Uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that [Christmas] has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God, bless it!"
- "You fear the world too much,' she answered gently. 'All your other hopes have merged into the hope of being beyond the chance of its sordid reproach. I have seen your nobler aspirations fall off, one by one, until the master-passion, Gain, engrossed you. Have I not?"
- "Marley was dead, to begin with ... This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate."
- "Man," said the Ghost, "if the man you be in heart, not adamant, forbear that wicked cant until you have discovered What the surplus is, and Where it is. Will you decide what men shall live, what men shall die?"
- "Darkness was cheap, and Scrooge liked it."
- "He has the power to render us happy or unhappy; to make our service light or burdensome; a pleasure or a toil. Say that his power lies in words and looks; in things so slight and insignificant that it is impossible to add and count 'em up: what then? The happiness he gives is quite as great as if it cost a fortune."
- "Christmas is a poor excuse every 25th of December to pick a man's pockets."
- "and, unlike the celebrated herd in the poem, they were not forty children conducting themselves as one, but every child was conducting itself like forty."
- "Come, then," returned the nephew gaily. "What right have you to be dismal? What reason have you to be morose? You're rich enough."
- "His own heart laughed: and that was quite enough for him."
- "This is the even-handed dealing of the world!" he said. "There is nothing on which it is so hard as poverty, and there is nothing it professes to condemn with such severity as the pursuit of wealth!"
- "He lived in chambers that had once belonged to his deceased partner. They were a gloomy suite of rooms, in a lowering pile of building up a yard, where it had so little business to be, that one could scarcely help fancying it must have run there when it was a young house, playing at hide-and-seek with other houses, and forgotten the way out again."
- "I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a schoolboy. I am as giddy as a drunken man. A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world! Hello there! Whoop! Hello!"
- "Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster."
- "It is always the person not in the predicament who knows what ought to have been done in it, and would unquestionably have done it too."
- "He was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this globe, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter at the outset."
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Scrooge is the protagonist of Charles Dickens' 1843 novella A Christmas Carol. Here you can scroll down to the following Christmas Carol quotes from Scrooge!
- "He carried his own low temperature always about with him; he iced his office in the dog-days, and didn't thaw it one degree at Christmas. External heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge. No warmth could warm, not 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. Foul weather didn't know where to have him."
- "I wish to be left alone," said Scrooge. "Since you ask me what I wish, gentlemen, that is my answer. I don't make merry myself at Christmas, and I can't afford to make idle people merry. I help to support the establishments I have mentioned—they cost enough: and those who are badly off must go there."
- "During the whole of this time, Scrooge had acted like a man out of his wits. His heart and soul were in the scene, and with his former self. He corroborated everything, remembered everything, enjoyed everything, and underwent the strangest agitation."
- "You fear the world too much…. All your other hopes have merged into the hope of being beyond the chance of its sordid reproach. I have seen your nobler aspirations fall off one by one, until the master-passion, Gain, engrossed you."
- "Spirit," said Scrooge submissively, "conduct me where you will. I went forth last night on compulsion, and I learned a lesson that is working now. To-night, if you have aught to teach me, let me profit from it."
- "I don't know what day of the month it is," said Scrooge. "I don't know how long I have been among the Spirits. I don't know anything. I'm quite a baby. Never mind. I don't care. I'd rather be a baby."
Famous Quotes from a Christmas Carol
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- "God bless us, everyone!"
- "When it had said these words, the specter took its wrapper from the table, and bound it round its head, as before. Scrooge knew this, by the smart sound its teeth made, when the jaws were brought together by the bandage."
- "For again Scrooge saw himself. He was older now; a man in the prime of life. His face had not the harsh and rigid lines of later years, but it had begun to wear the signs of care and avarice. There was an eager, greedy, restless motion in the eye, which showed the passion that had taken root, and where the shadow of the growing tree would fall."
- "Half-a-dozen gas-lamps out of the street wouldn't have lighted the entry too well, so you may suppose that it was pretty dark with Scrooge's dip."
- "As good as gold," said Bob, "and better. Somehow he gets thoughtful, sitting by himself so much, and thinks the strangest things you ever heard. He told me, coming home, that he hoped the people saw him in the church, because he was a cripple, and it might be pleasant to them to remember upon Christmas Day, who made lame beggars walk, and blind men see."
- "But how much greater was his horror, when the phantom taking off the bandage round its head as if it were too warm to wear indoors, its lower jaw dropped down upon its breast!"
- "The bells ceased as they had begun, together. They were succeeded by a clunking noise, deep down below; as if some person were dragging a heavy chain over the casks in the wine-merchant's cellar. Scrooge then remembered to have heard that ghosts in haunted houses were described as dragging chains."
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