“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

“I wear the chain I forged in life. I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it.” – Jacob Marley

“There is nothing on which it is so hard as poverty; and there is nothing it condemns with so little mercy as the pursuit of wealth!” – Narrator

“In truth, the greediness of people in this world makes me sick to my stomach.” – Ebenezer Scrooge

“They are mansions compared to the rest of the city, but the only good they do is remind us how much we don’t have.” – Narrator

“But you were always a good man of business, Jacob,’ faltered Scrooge, who now began to apply this to himself. ‘Business! … Mankind was my business.” – Jacob Marley

“Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner!” – Bob Cratchit

“The happiness he gives is quite as great as if it cost a fortune.” – Fezziwig

“It is a lovely joke and surely worthy of an even wider play.” – Ghost of Christmas Past (referring to Scrooge’s obsession with money)

“This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy.” – Ghost of Christmas Present

“What Idol has displaced you? A golden one.” – Scrooge’s nephew

“These are the shadows of things that have been. They are what they are, do not blame me.” – Ghost of Christmas Past

“I see a vacant seat,” replied the Ghost, “in the poor chimney corner, and a crutch without an owner, carefully preserved.” – Ghost of Christmas Present

“When wealth becomes the only goal, it corrupts the soul.” – Narrator

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” – Ebenezer Scrooge

“I fear you more than any spectre I have seen.” – Scrooge to the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

“‘How can I get their wealth?’ But ‘how can I give them mine?’ However, as the wisdom of their answers became apparent, Scrooge had to admit he was wrong.” – Narrator

“God bless us, every one!” – Tiny Tim

“Trade in remorse, I swear.” – Scrooge’s nephew

“I don’t make merry myself at Christmas, and I can’t afford to make idle people merry.” – Ebenezer Scrooge

“I don’t know what to do. I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a schoolboy.” – Ebenezer Scrooge

“For a man who had been out of practice for so long, it was a splendid laugh.” – Narrator

“Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more.” – Narrator