9 stellar quotations from ‘A Christmas Carol’

There are several gems—besides Tiny Tim’s iconic wisdom—in Charles Dickens’ tale. This writer shares her favorites.

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One of the holiday traditions in my house is to read “A Christmas Carol” to my kids.

We read it because no matter how many movie versions you see of this classic, nothing compares to Charles Dickens’ style and storytelling.

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Now that my kids are older, this will likely be the last year we read it together. In honor of the master and this yuletide staple, here are nine powerful quotations from “A Christmas Carol” (minus Tiny Tim’s wisdom):

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

2. “But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile.”

3. “External heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge. No warmth could warm, no 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.”

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