Today is Charles Dickens 200th birthday. A day to perhaps remember some of your favorite characters which he created all those years ago but are all still very much alive 200 years later...
It is hard to choose favorites I find, as there are so many wonderful and memorable ones to choose from. So I went back to a black and white film version of David Copperfield from 1935. The cast of this film made each character of the book come to life. They seemed to BE those very characters personified...
Aunt Betsey and Mr. Dick
Mr. and Miss Murdstone
Aunt Betsey's house in Dover was a magical place for David to finally end up and create an unforgettable backdrop and story.
Here are a very memorable quotes from the book.....
"My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely, that is great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest."
"Let sleeping dogs lie - who wants to rouse 'em?"
"Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, there pages must show."
"A loving heart was better and stronger than wisdom."
"Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen and six, results happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery."
"A man must take the fat with the lean."