“Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that.”

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”

“The fog came pouring in at every chink and keyhole, and was so dense without, that although the court was of the narrowest, the houses opposite were mere phantoms.”

“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-humour.”

“I wear the chain I forged in life. 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.”

“For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.”

“Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it.”

“I have always thought of Christmas time … as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely.”

“The cold became intense. In the main street, at the corner of the court, some labourers were repairing the gas-pipes, and had lighted a great fire in a brazier, round which a party of ragged men and boys were gathered.”

“I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future!”

“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 be erased.”

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”

“The air was filled with phantoms, wandering hither and thither in restless haste, and moaning as they went.”

“There’s more of gravy than of grave about you.” IF TWO HEARTS ARE MEANT TO BE TOGETHER QUOTES

“The sky was gloomy, and the shortest streets were choked up with a dingy mist, half thawed, half frozen, whose heavier particles descended in a shower of sooty atoms, as if all the chimneys in Great Britain had, by one consent, caught fire, and were blazing away to their dear hearts’ content.”

“God bless us, every one!”

“External heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge.”

“I never will desert Mr. Micawber.”

“No shade, no shadow, no resting-place.”

“May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Every One!”

“So much the worse for you, sir. You are in the most intolerable pain!”

“A little thing affects them. A slight disorder of the stomach makes them cheats.”

“The whole scene passed off in the breath of the last word spoken by his nephew; and he and the Spirit were again upon their travels.”

“In came the tidings of a new discovery … It was a turkey! He never could have stood upon his legs, that bird. He would have snapped ’em short off in a minute, like sticks of sealing-wax.”

“It’s Christmas Day! I haven’t missed it.”

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”