Quotes by Charles Lamb

A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog's ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins.
– Charles Lamb
A child's a plaything for an hour.
– Charles Lamb
A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market.
– Charles Lamb
A poor relation is the most irrelevant thing in nature, a piece of impertinent correspondence, an odious approximation, a haunting conscience, a preposterous shadow, lengthening in the noon-tide of our prosperity. He is known by his knock.
– Charles Lamb
A pun is not bound by the laws which limit nicer wit. It is a pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect.
– Charles Lamb
Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts.
– Charles Lamb
Boys are capital fellows in their own way, among their mates; but they are unwholesome companions for grown people.
– Charles Lamb
Cards are war, in disguise of a sport.
– Charles Lamb
Credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength.
– Charles Lamb
Don't introduce me to that man! I want to go on hating him, and I can't hate a man whom I know.
– Charles Lamb
For God's sake (I never was more serious) don't make me ridiculous any more by terming me gentle-hearted in print... substitute drunken dog, ragged head, seld-shaven, odd-eyed, stuttering, or any other epithet which truly and properly belongs to the gentleman in question.
– Charles Lamb
He has left off reading altogether, to the great improvement of his originality.
– Charles Lamb
He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides.
– Charles Lamb
I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.
– Charles Lamb
I love to lose myself in other men's minds.
– Charles Lamb
I'd like to grow very old as slowly as possible.
– Charles Lamb
Let us live for the beauty of our own reality.
– Charles Lamb
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
– Charles Lamb
My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.
– Charles Lamb
Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever puts one down without the feeling of disappointment.
– Charles Lamb