Christmas Carol - Characters and quotes (The cratchits ('My dear!'…
Christmas Carol - Characters and quotes
'He carried his own low temperature always about with him.'
'I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.'
The ghost of Christmas past
'No, your past.'
The ghost of Christmas present
'... its genial face, its sparkling eye, its open hand, its cheery voice, its unconstrained demeanour, and its joyful air.'
'In easy state upon this couch sat there a jolly Giant, glorious to see.'
The ghost of yet to come
The spirit was immovable as ever
'My dear!' was Bob's mild answer. 'Christmas day!'
'I see a vacant seat,' replied the ghost, 'in the poor chimney- corner, and a crutch without an owner, carefully preserved.'
… and to Tiny Tim, who did NOT die, he was a second father.
'I am sorry for him; I couldn't be angry with him if I tried. Who suffers by his ill whims? Himself always.'
'Why did you get married?' said Scrooge. 'Because I fell in love.'
'Always a delicate creature... But she had a large heart!' (Ghost of Christmas past)
'The happiness he gives is quite as great as if it cost a fortune.' (Scrooge)
'Another Idol has displaced me'
'I wear the chain I forged in life.'