One lunchtime at work we spoke about whether or not we’d ever read Dickens. It seemed the general consensus that he was a classic, but the books were really a bit on the fat side for actually reading.
My concession was that I just loved some of the quotes he had, and to prove it, here’s one of my all-time favourites:
“Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds nineteen shillings and six pence, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds and six pence, result misery.”
And here’s us *still* arguing about whether money buys happiness or not… despite Dickens having hit the nail on the head with such a resounding twang!