A CHRISTMAS CAROL KEY QUOTES STAVE 3

“I don’t know what to do!” cried Scrooge, laughing and crying in the same breath; and making a perfect Laocoön of himself with his stockings. (This quote highlights Scrooge’s transformation and his joyful realization of the goodness of Christmas.)

“I’ll give you Mr. Scrooge, the Founder of the Feast!”

(This quote shows Scrooge’s nephew, Fred, defending and appreciating Scrooge despite his miserliness.)

“There was nothing very cheerful in the climate or the town, and yet was there an air of cheerfulness abroad that the clearest summer air and brightest summer sun might have endeavored to diffuse in vain.”

(This quote describes the atmosphere of joy and happiness that blankets the town on Christmas Day.)

“God bless you!” cried the gentleman, with enthusiasm. “Let me hear another sound from you, and you’ll keep your Christmas by losing your situation!”

(This quote reveals the philanthropic nature of the gentleman who visits Scrooge’s office to collect donations for the poor.)

“The happiness he gives is quite as great as if it cost a fortune.”

(This quote highlights the impact of charity, as Scrooge witnesses the happiness experienced by those who receive assistance.)

“These are but shadows of the things that have been… They are what they are. Do not blame me!”

(This quote is spoken by the Ghost of Christmas Past, emphasizing that the events shown are unchangeable and the importance of reflecting and learning from them.)

“There was a boy singing a Christmas Carol at my door last night. I should like to have given him something: that’s all.”

(This quote showcases Scrooge’s change of heart, as he yearns to be generous and provide for others.)

“Spirit,” said Scrooge, after a moment’s thought, “I wonder you, of all the beings in the many worlds about us, should desire to cramp these people’s opportunities of innocent enjoyment.”

(This quote highlights Scrooge’s realization of the harm his miserliness has caused to those around him.)

“The happiness he gives, is quite as great as if it cost a fortune.”

(This quote demonstrates the Ghost of Christmas Present’s lesson to Scrooge about the value of generosity and spreading happiness.)

“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.”

(This quote is spoken by the Ghost of Jacob Marley, illustrating the consequences of a life filled with greed and selfishness.)

“You have labored on it, since. It is a ponderous chain!”

(This quote further emphasizes the weight and magnitude of Marley’s chain, symbolizing the burden of his past actions.)

“I see a vacant seat, in the poor chimney-corner, and a crutch without an owner, carefully preserved. If these shadows remain unaltered by the future, the child will die.” ONE DAY SOMEONE WILL WALK INTO YOUR LIFE QUOTES

(This quote reveals the gravity of Tiny Tim’s condition and the potential consequences if the future remains unchanged.)

“If he be like to die, he had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.”

(This quote highlights the callousness with which Scrooge initially views the poor and sick, reflecting his lack of compassion.)

“No space of regret can make amends for one life’s opportunity misused.”

(This quote is spoken by the Ghost of Christmas Past, emphasizing the importance of recognizing and repenting for one’s past mistakes.)

“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.”

(This quote signifies the importance of human connection and empathy, which Scrooge learns throughout his journey.)

“Miss it?” cried the spirit. “Was your mother alive?”

(This quote is spoken by the Ghost of Christmas Present, underscoring the significance of family and the pain associated with its absence.)

“I have come to bring you home, dear brother!”

(This quote reveals Fan, Scrooge’s younger sister, welcoming him into the afterlife and symbolizing redemption and reunion.)

“I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future… I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.”

(This quote signifies Scrooge’s commitment to changing his ways and embracing the lessons learned from the spirits.)

“God bless us, every one!”

(This quote is Tiny Tim’s famous line, expressing his optimistic outlook and the importance of love and compassion for all.)

“Men’s courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead,” said Scrooge. “But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change.”

(This quote highlights the importance of personal choice and the ability to alter one’s fate through change.)

“I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a schoolboy.”

(This quote showcases Scrooge’s immense joy and transformed state of being after his redemption.)

“It’s Christmas Day! I haven’t missed it. The Spirits have done it all in one night. They can do anything they like. Of course they can.”

(This quote reflects Scrooge’s newfound belief in the magic and miracles of Christmas.)