October 24, 2006 Categories: Books , Commonplace Book | 6 Comments  

“Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.”

~Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

(No, I’m not especially sad today, just thought this was a beautiful quote and wanted to share.)


  1. Mrs. Moo

    Very poignant, indeed. *Smile*

    (I was too sad to keep posting at my old blog, so I moved. Hope you drop by when you have time! *Squish*)

  2. Lawanda

    I love Dickens for quotes. He is so articulate. Lovely quote.

  3. carrie

    Mrs. Moo – I’ll be there!

    Lawanda – this is the first Dickens I’ve read other than Christmas Carol, and I’m really enjoying it.

  4. Lawanda

    You inspired me yet again! I checked out Pickwick Papers and The Old Curiosity Shop today.

    I recommend Tale of Two Cities, it was one of my faves gorwing up. I think Dickens is difficult to read, but that is a good thing – makes you think and not just skim! LOL

  5. Carol in Oregon

    Lovely quote. I try to read one Dickens a year and have not met my quota in 2006. He is such a master. Bleakhouse was full of good quotes. Yes, I’d better get booking, and start in on Nicholas Nickleby.

  6. carrie

    Carol- there are so many Dickens titles to choose from – lots of good reading still ahead of me, since this is the only one I’ve read other than A Christmas Carol.