“I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future! The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.” – Ebenezer Scrooge

“There is no doubt that Marley was dead. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate.” – Charles Dickens

“It was shrouded in a deep black garment, which concealed its head, its face, its form, and left nothing visible save one outstretched hand.” – Charles Dickens

“Spirit,” said Scrooge, “show me no more! Conduct me home. Why do you delight to torture me?” – Ebenezer Scrooge

“Men’s courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead. But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change.” – Ebenezer Scrooge

“There are some upon this earth of yours who lay claim to know us, and who do their deeds of passion, pride, ill-will, hatred, envy, bigotry, and selfishness in our name, who are as strange to us and all our kith and kin as if they had never lived. Remember that, and charge their doings on themselves, not us.” – Ghost of Christmas Present

“I am the Ghost of Christmas Present. Look upon me! You have never seen the like of me before!” – Ghost of Christmas Present

“If they would rather die, . . . they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.” – Ebenezer Scrooge

“Man, I do not know, not I. Knows. What is that?” – Ghost of Christmas Present

“Scrooge followed to the window: desperate in his curiosity. He looked out.” – Charles Dickens

“He became friendly with mine, in a moment, and asked me what had happened to distress me.” – Ghost of Christmas Present

“There was a boy singing a Christmas Carol at my door last night. I should like to have given him something: that’s all.” – Ebenezer Scrooge

“God bless us, every one!” – Tiny Tim

“It’s the truth, it’s true. It’s the Spirit of Christmas time for ever and ever.” – Ghost of Christmas Present

“A churchyard . . . overrun by grass and weeds, the growth of vegetation’s death, not life.” – Charles Dickens

“I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a schoolboy.” – Ebenezer Scrooge

“His faithful performance of the duty allotted him, is his best reward.” – Charles Dickens

“I must put the key in the door and turn it.” – Ebenezer Scrooge

“It is a ponderous chain!” – Ebenezer Scrooge

“Doomed to wander through the world – oh, woe is me! – and witness what I cannot share, but might have shared on earth, and turned to happiness!” – Ghost of Christmas Past

“These are but shadows of the things that have been. They have no consciousness of us.” – Ghost of Christmas Past

“If he be like to die, he had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.” – Ebenezer Scrooge

“I can see men and women by the hundreds, just as they were yesterday.” – Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

“Before I draw nearer to that stone to which you point, answer me one question. Are these the shadows of the things that Will be, or are they shadows of the things that May be only?” – Ebenezer Scrooge

“I’m quite a baby. Never mind! I don’t care. I’d rather be a baby.” – Ebenezer Scrooge