The crippled son of Bob Cratchit, he can be seen sitting on his father’s shoulder or struggling along with his crutch. But far from being a symbol of suffering, Tim is the merriest, bravest character of all, always reminding others of the spirit of Christmas. The thought of Tiny Tim’s death, and its confirmation in the vision of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, fills Scrooge with regret.
The A Christmas Carol quotes below are all either spoken by Tiny Tim or refer to Tiny Tim. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin Classics edition of A Christmas Carol published in 2003.).
The timeline below shows where the character Tiny Tim appears in A Christmas Carol. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.