love
money
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love

Then went the jury out, whose names were Mr. Blindman, Mr. Nogood, Mr. Malice, Mr. Love-lust, Mr. Live-loose, Mr. Heady, Mr. Highmind, Mr. Enmity, Mr. Liar, Mr. Cruelty, Mr. Hate-light, Mr. Implacable, who every one gave in his private verdict against him among themselves, and afterwards unanimously concluded to bring him in guilty before the judge.

— Middlemarch

‘The young men will come to us because they love games of strength, and we’ll be able to choose the ones who are sound and suitable.’

— Children of Gebelawi

He bullied the animal terribly, teaching it all kinds of tricks, and reducing it to such a state that the poor beast howled for hours on end when Kolya was away at school and, when he came back, squealed crazily with delight, stood on its hind legs, lay down and pretended to be dead, and so on, repeating all the tricks it had been taught without being ordered to, just out of overwhelming gratitude and love for its master.

— The Brothers Karamazov

When it was the little phrase that spoke to him of the vanity of his sufferings, Swann found a solace in that very wisdom which, but a little while back, had seemed to him intolerable when he fancied he could read it on the faces of indifferent strangers who regarded his love as an insignificant aberration.

— In Search of Lost Time

And this malady which Swann’s love had become had so proliferated, was so closely interwoven with all his habits, with all his actions, with his thoughts, his health, his sleep, his life, even with what he hoped for after his death, was so utterly inseparable from him, that it would have been impossible to eradicate it without almost entirely destroying him; as surgeons say, his love was no longer operable.

— In Search of Lost Time

Once again, more strongly than ever before, his heart was flooded with immense love, and as he gazed on her he could feel his mind growing numb.

— A Sentimental Education

Still, I love you.

— Great Expectations

In long-winded frenzy she asked him questions and more questions, now at the top of her lungs: Did he love her, had he been faithful, and so on.

— Journey to the End of the Night

“I might be in love with the widow….” he continued, and his voice kept getting feebler, “but certainly, I have had no proof positive of her interest in me….”

— The Red and the Black

He brushed past us, and did not interrupt what he was saying to her, but gave us, out of the corner of his blue eye, a little sign which began and ended, so to speak, inside his eyelids and which, as it did not involve the least movement of his facial muscles, managed to pass quite unperceived by the lady; but, striving to compensate by the intensity of his feelings for the somewhat restricted field in which they had to find expression, he made that blue chink which was set apart for us sparkle with all the zest of an affability that went far beyond mere playfulness, almost touched the border-line of roguery; he subtilised the refinements of good-fellowship into a wink of connivance, a hint, a hidden meaning, a secret understanding, all the mysteries of complicity, and finally elevated his assurances of friendship to the level of protestations of affection, even of a declaration of love, lighting up for us alone, with a secret and languid flame invisible to the chatelaine, an enamoured pupil in a countenance of ice.

— In Search of Lost Time

As for your friends, let

Love be your weapon.

— The Recognition of Śakuntalā

You wouldn’t believe me, I dare say, if I told you that I love them, even like this.

— In Search of Lost Time

“Tell me seriously that all this is true, and that you are happy because of it—because you love me best.”

— Middlemarch

Then all men will be saints and will love one another, and there will be no poor and no rich, no mighty and no humiliated—all will be the children of God and the true kingdom of Christ will come.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Every evening she came back to her love jazz …

— Journey to the End of the Night

An American G.I. in love with an English girl.

— The Golden Notebook

And they had visions of life together, full only of love, a love rich enough to people any desert, a life of transcendental joys, free of trials or tribulations, where time would vanish in an endless outpouring of feeling, glowing with a radiance as sublime as the stars in their heavens.

— A Sentimental Education

Among the dangers of Russia, from what people were saying, there were the women out there, who fell in love with the Italians and held onto them, not letting them go off again.

— History

When we had grown more accustomed to this religious darkness we could discern in her features the disinterested love of humanity, the tender respect for the gentry, which the hope of receiving New Year bounty intensified in the nobler regions of her heart.

— In Search of Lost Time

Julien answered with a sigh, “I must go, for I love you passionately; that is a sin … and what a sin for a young priest!”

— The Red and the Black

He had already been through something like this himself, but his love had sustained him and conquered it.

— Children of Gebelawi

Even if this rebellion on the part of this young man was callow and unreasonable, I repeat for the third time (and I admit that I, too, am perhaps being unreasonable) that I am very pleased to find that this young man did not turn out to be too reasonable at this juncture, for everyone, unless he is very stupid, acquires sufficient reason in time, but if a young heart shows a lack of love at such a critical moment, when will it know love?

— The Brothers Karamazov

You, for instance, love farming and hunting — well, wait and see!

— Anna Karenina

He fell deeply in love with her, told her of his love, and tried to persuade her to marry him.

— The Brothers Karamazov

And might it not be that, if his desires were given free rein, if he could remake his life as he wished, he would want to love the virgin Kikuko, before she was married to Shuichi?

— The Sound of the Mountain

No doubt, as he used to assure Odette, he loved sincerity, but only as he might love a pimp who could keep him in touch with the daily life of his mistress.

— In Search of Lost Time

You see, I love mankind so much that, believe it or not, there are moments when I would like to give up everything, abandon Lise, and become a hospital nurse.

— The Brothers Karamazov

As has already been pointed out, this did not mean love in any lower, sensual sense; for physical possession was an invention of Mammon and operated only in such a way as to disunite and divest life of its meaning.

— The Man Without Qualities

If now considered in the light of a liberty, excuse it for the love of poor old days.

— Great Expectations

I’d forgotten what making love with a real man is like.

— The Golden Notebook

Had he ever himself, even once, called out to his wife in a voice filled with such hopeless love?

— The Sound of the Mountain

Worse, perhaps he felt no love for her.

— The Red and the Black

Just at that moment I heard you coming, and something dawned on me: ‘Why, there is, after all, a human being I love, and here he is, this little brother of mine, whom I love more than anything in the world and who is really the only person in the world I love!’

— The Brothers Karamazov
money

He merely handed Alexei Alexandrovich the money he needed and gave a brief report on the state of his affairs, which was not entirely good, because it so happened that, having gone out frequently that year, they had spent more and there was a deficit.

— Anna Karenina

An industrialist had offered a prize, of an unusually large sum of money, to be awarded for the best achievement in the military training of civilian youth.

— The Man Without Qualities

Yet money, money, money all the time.

— The Golden Notebook

When you have no money to offer the poor, you’d better keep your trap shut.

— Journey to the End of the Night

There is already lodged in my hands, a sum of money amply sufficient for your suitable education and maintenance.

— Great Expectations

But how do we know he lost the money in this alley?

— Children of Gebelawi

Mr. Vincy himself had expensive Middlemarch habits—spent money on coursing, on his cellar, and on dinner-giving, while mamma had those running accounts with tradespeople, which give a cheerful sense of getting everything one wants without any question of payment.

— Middlemarch

He’s not looking for money or for security.

— The Brothers Karamazov

In general, it was strange that such a cultured, proud, and apparently prudent young man as Ivan should come to that scandalous house to join a father who had ignored him all his life, who didn’t know him, indeed, hardly remembered that he existed, a father who would most certainly have refused to give him money under any circumstances and who lived in constant dread lest either of his younger sons, Ivan or Alexei, should one day come and ask him for help.

— The Brothers Karamazov

In general, he did not seem to know the value of money.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Meanwhile, with what money he could scrape up at present, every time he came to Rome he would visit her.

— History

My money, doesn’t it worry you that people will say it was stolen in your alley?

— Children of Gebelawi

Money will do everything for you—it’ll break down all obstacles in your way.

— Dead Souls

Ah, but he’d never have found the money.

— The Brothers Karamazov

His tremendous yearning for that money could have taken his breath away, and it was strengthened by his deep conviction that now he could do it with complete impunity.

— The Brothers Karamazov

You have enough money of your own now and they’ll say you just took it out of your cashbox.

— The Brothers Karamazov

And when asked about the three thousand rubles she had given Mitya to send to her relatives in Moscow, she said that she had not asked him to send the money right away, but, that, being aware that he needed money, she had given it to him, telling him that he could send it off any time within a month…

— The Brothers Karamazov

Such donations are usually a self-imposed penance and are always paid out of money earned by the person’s own labor.

— The Brothers Karamazov

I cannot say that he was never again misled by his hopefulness: the yield of crops or the profits of a cattle sale usually fell below his estimate; and he was always prone to believe that he could make money by the purchase of a horse which turned out badly—though this, Mary observed, was of course the fault of the horse, not of Fred’s judgment.

— Middlemarch

In a word, any of those things would have been more attractive than risking—losing?—so much money in that newspaper.

— A Sentimental Education

The prosecutor seemed to be very satisfied with his own piece of fiction about the accused being a weak-willed man who so shamefully accepted the three thousand rubles offered him, under such humiliating circumstances, by his fiancée, a man too spineless to keep the money sewn in that little bag of his, a man who, even if he had sewn the money up in that bag originally, would have been unsewing it every second day to fish out one hundred-ruble bill after another, until after a month or so, he had gone through the whole sum.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Find a place in one of your things that isn’t just share-pushing or promoting or money-making.

— The Golden Notebook

At times, leaving her abruptly after having taken her money, he would continue hanging around the vicinity of her place, like a poor strange dog not knowing where to go.

— History

So take the money and give it back to her.

— The Brothers Karamazov

When asked about the money Fyodor Karamazov had prepared for her, she said she had never seen it and had only heard from “the murderer” that there was an envelope with three thousand rubles in it.

— The Brothers Karamazov

For his birthday, along with the letters, he had obviously also received some money, for that same evening he grandiosely extracted a thousand-lire note from his frayed pocket, purchasing a quantity of cigarettes and an enormous steak, which he devoured with his usual childlike voracity.

— History

He often came to ask me for money.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Take the money, the wood is mine.

— Anna Karenina

I had a little money put aside for my marriage.

— Zorba the Greek

He certainly would have, because he knew the money was there, since it was put there in his presence.

— The Brothers Karamazov

The long and short of it is, somebody has told old Featherstone, giving you as the authority, that Fred has been borrowing or trying to borrow money on the prospect of his land.

— Middlemarch

Now, since Smerdyakov, unlike the accused, had no motives such as hatred, jealousy, and so on, for murdering Fyodor Karamazov, he could have conceivably done it for money, namely, to take the three thousand rubles that he had seen his master put into the envelope.

— The Brothers Karamazov

She was wishing it were possible to restore the times of primitive zeal, and yet thinking of Mr. Farebrother with a strong desire to rescue him from his chance-gotten money.

— Middlemarch
death

Again he understood from her frightened eyes that this one way out, in her opinion, was death, and he did not let her finish.

— Anna Karenina

Instead, it was my destiny to witness His death.

— History

A lucky draw might bring about a man’s elevation to the council of the magi or the imprisonment of his enemy (secret, or known by all to be so), or might allow him to find, in the peaceful dimness of his room, the woman who would begin to disturb him, or whom he had never hoped to see again; an unlucky draw: mutilation, dishonor of many kinds, death itself.

— Ficciones

‘It will end soon anyway,’ she said, and again, at the thought of her near and now desired death, tears came to her eyes.

— Anna Karenina

Another time (it was towards the end; in fact, he was already being given oxygen through a rubber tube), while he lay in a daze under the effect of the drugs, Ida heard him saying, as if speaking to himself: “Mammuzza mia, this death, it’s too narrow.

— History

They all long for their father’s death, because one beast devours another…

— The Brothers Karamazov

A man’s life from birth to death was a series of transition rites which brought him nearer and nearer to his ancestors.

— Things Fall Apart

Remember, everyone told you that horse would be the death of you one day.

— Pedro Páramo

And Swann felt a very cordial sympathy with the sultan Mahomet II whose portrait by Bellini he admired, who, on finding that he had fallen madly in love with one of his wives, stabbed her to death in order, as his Venetian biographer artlessly relates, to recover his peace of mind.

— In Search of Lost Time

Death come out of her novel and into her life.

— The Golden Notebook

Death, the inevitable end of everything, presented itself to him for the first time with irresistible force.

— Anna Karenina

The proof that they knew firmly what death was lay in their knowing, without a moment’s doubt, how to act with dying people and not being afraid of them.

— Anna Karenina

For me death cannot end my woes.

— Metamorphoses

“She”—he tried to ask himself what that meant; for it is a point of resemblance between love and death, far more striking than those which are usually pointed out, that they make us probe deeper, in the fear that its reality may elude us, into the mystery of personality.

— In Search of Lost Time

‘And you know, there’s less charm in life when you think about death — but it’s more peaceful.’

— Anna Karenina

Finally the death rattle began; his hands were growing cold, his face started to turn pale.

— A Sentimental Education

So you spend your life diverted by hunting or work in order not to think about death.

— Anna Karenina

She said that on the anniversary of Rikyu’s death this year the head of the Enshu School arranged a tea ceremony in the museum tea cottage.

— The Sound of the Mountain

But now we two—one soul—one death will die.

— Metamorphoses

Witness, too, all human beings, how when herded together in the sheepfold of a theatre’s pit, they will, at the slightest alarm of fire, rush helter-skelter for the outlets, crowding, trampling, jamming, and remorselessly dashing each other to death.

— Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

Old age means not having a passionate role to play anymore, seeing your theater fold up on you, so there’s nothing but death to look forward to!

— Journey to the End of the Night

If they were, they’d all starve to death!

— Children of Gebelawi

‘But you have made our life worse than death too.’

— Children of Gebelawi

I could ha’ got clear of these death-cold flats likewise—look at my leg: you won’t find much iron on it—if I hadn’t made discovery that he was here.

— Great Expectations

The terrible thing in this sort of grief is that, unlike anything else — a loss, a death — one cannot simply bear one’s cross.

— Anna Karenina

That kindly but distracted lady, hearing of the elder’s death upon awakening that morning, had been seized by such violent curiosity that she had at once delegated Rakitin to observe everything for her at the hermitage (since she could not be admitted herself) and to send her a “complete” written report every half hour of so.

— The Brothers Karamazov

That sole elegance of his life became also the supreme pathos of his death.

— History

Far from avenging me, you would be signing my death warrant.

— The Red and the Black

He saw either death or the approach of it everywhere.

— Anna Karenina

Suffering, steadily increasing, did its part in preparing him for death.

— Anna Karenina

Three weeks before his death, he summoned his sons with their wives and children to his bedside and, feeling that his end was near, ordered them not to leave him.

— The Brothers Karamazov

The loss of Rifaa was worse than death to them, and his absence was a dreadful torture.

— Children of Gebelawi

Death… death… always death.

— Children of Gebelawi