A Tale of Two Cities

Literary Tattoos: Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way— in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”

Charles Dickens – A Tale of Two Cities

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  1. says

    As a tremendous fan of Dickens fan, and of the novel supplying the quote, I can't help admiring this tatt. The opening to A Tale of Two Cities divided between two arms … an inspired choice. Wonder what Dickens would have thought. As an author myself, I find the thought of someone tattooing my words on his/her body … surreal, to say the least. Flattering, no doubt. But I'm not sure I would like to encounter such a person in the flesh. This one is especially meaningful to me because I referenced this particular novel in my own novel. I love this Dickens novel, but man, the owner of this tattoo has gotta love it more! Bravo? Keep the literary fires burning!

  2. says

    Damn, I hate clicking submit too hastily, before doing a quick proofread! Apologies for my first post!

    As a tremendous fan of Dickens, and of the novel supplying the quote, I can’t help admiring this tatt. The opening to A Tale of Two Cities divided between two arms … an inspired choice. Wonder what Dickens would have thought. As an author myself, I find the thought of someone tattooing my words on his/her body … surreal, to say the least. Flattering, no doubt. But I’m not sure I would like to encounter such a person in the flesh. This one is especially meaningful to me because I referenced this particular novel in my own novel. I love this Dickens novel, but man, the owner of this tattoo has gotta love it more! Bravo! Keep the literary fires burning!

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