Charles Dickens Quote
No one has the least regard for the man; with them all, he has been an object of avoidance, suspicion, and aversion; but the spark of life within him is curiously separable from himself now, and they have a deep interest in it, probably because it IS life, and they are living and must die.
Oliver Twist. David Copperfield. Our mutual friend. Great expectations. Little Dorrit. Martin Chuzzlewit (ed. 1879)