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love

Not daring to tell himself, lest he should doubt the truth of the suggestion, that he would always love Odette, at least in supposing that he would go on visiting the Verdurins (a proposition which, a priori, raised fewer fundamental objections on the part of his intelligence) he saw himself in the future continuing to meet Odette every evening; that did not, perhaps, come quite to the same thing as loving her for ever, but for the moment, while he loved her, to feel that he would not eventually cease to see her was all he asked.

— In Search of Lost Time

Perhaps I am that friend, but I see no love in him.

— The Red and the Black

On the second outing, as he ran around the fields, Useppe turned up in the clearing among the trees where, at that moment, Nino and Patrizia, having just made love, were stretched out on the ground, resting.

— History

It was fine for those who had no daughters to talk that way; but the princess understood that in making friends her daughter might fall in love, and fall in love with someone who would not want to marry or who was not right as a husband.

— Anna Karenina

‘You know I love you.’

— A Sentimental Education

As a love of metaphor and simile with many people.

— The Man Without Qualities

Baptized, not Jewish, she was a couple of years older than he and had been his only true love so far; and at the time she loved Davide she had been a beautiful young girl, a factory worker.

— History

‘I think,’ said Anna, toying with the glove she had taken off, ‘I think … if there are as many minds as there are men, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.’

— Anna Karenina

Him who revealed

And brought to ruin the love she hoped to hide

She punished with a love as ruinous.

— Metamorphoses

A woman who has fallen in love, against her will.

— The Golden Notebook

‘I see’, she cried, ‘the thing I do;

It’s love not ignorance leads me astray.

— Metamorphoses

To the first child, though of a man she did not love, had gone all the force of a love that had not been satisfied; the girl, born in the most difficult conditions, did not receive a hundredth part of the care that had gone to the first child.

— Anna Karenina

Joy came first, in spite of the threatening train behind it—joy in the impression that it was really herself whom Will loved and was renouncing, that there was really no other love less permissible, more blameworthy, which honor was hurrying him away from.

— Middlemarch

For a moment, jealousy and love had got the best of pride.

— The Red and the Black

Once, reading Schopenhauer, he substituted love for his will, and this new philosophy comforted him for a couple of days, until he stepped back from it; but it collapsed in the same way when he later looked at it from life, and turned out to be warmthless muslin clothing.

— Anna Karenina

It was some such feeling of completeness perhaps which, ten years ago, standing almost where she stood now, had made her say that she must be in love with the place.

— To the Lighthouse

She, after years of freedom, is over-ready for a serious love.

— The Golden Notebook

Moreover, he had felt that Katerina could not love a man like Ivan, that she could only love Dmitry, and love him just the way he was, however monstrous the circumstances surrounding her passion.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Fred had overheard Mr. Jonah suggesting something about a “love-child,” and with this thought in his mind, the stranger’s face, which happened to be opposite him, affected him too ludicrously.

— Middlemarch

She fell instantly in love with him.

— The Golden Notebook

He simply could not reconcile his recent forgiveness, his tenderness, his love for his sick wife and another man’s child, with what there was now  — that is, when he, as if in reward for it all, found himself alone, disgraced, derided, needed by none and despised by all.

— Anna Karenina

He might just as well have said the opposite of what he had said, and, instead of asserting that art was a denial, have called it love.

— The Man Without Qualities

He gave himself until the rue Richelieu to declare his love.

— A Sentimental Education

It was no longer the intoxication of love; it was utmost gratitude he felt.

— The Red and the Black

They bore Your cross, they endured years and years of hunger in a barren wilderness, living on roots and locusts—and, of course, You can point proudly at these children of freedom, at their freely given love, and at their magnificent suffering for Your sake.

— The Brothers Karamazov

And I must tell you that, to my own dismay, I have come to this conclusion: if anything could dampen my ‘active love’ for mankind, it is ingratitude.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Unable to cut himself off from her irrevocably, if at least he had seen her continuously and without separations his anguish would ultimately have been assuaged, and his love, perhaps, have died.

— In Search of Lost Time

‘I forgave everything and therefore cannot deprive her of what for her is a need of love — love for her son … ’

— Anna Karenina

Love made him eloquent;

And, if at times he pressed his pleas too far,

Why, Procne wished it so; he even wept,

As if she’d ordered tears.

— Metamorphoses

‘We used to love it when we were small, for no good reason…’

— Children of Gebelawi

Am I saying that I can never come except with a man I love?

— The Golden Notebook

Oh boohoo, you don’t love me, you don’t love, men don’t love women any more.

— The Golden Notebook

And she says: but I love you, I love you, I love you—and he goes off to the very edge of the roof and stands there, ready to jump—he will jump if she says even once again: I love you.

— The Golden Notebook
money

Especially seeing that we didn’t play for money.

— Journey to the End of the Night

Many people heard him say so and, also, that one day he would find enough money to carry out his plan.

— The Brothers Karamazov

I was beginning to be rather vain of my knowledge, for I spent my birthday guineas on it, and set aside the greater part of my pocket-money for similar investment; though I have no doubt, now, that the little I knew was extremely dear at the price.

— Great Expectations

And he did it despite the fact that he needs that money desperately.

— The Brothers Karamazov

I think they must still have enough money left.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Here you are, here’s your money and much good may it do him!

— A Sentimental Education

“No, I’ve nothing to say about the money—I have no wish to offend you, Misha.”

— The Brothers Karamazov

If any money came his way, and it seldom did, he immediately bought gourds of palm-wine, called round his neighbors and made merry.

— Things Fall Apart

Among these were the name of a banking-house in New South Wales where a sum of money was, and the designation of certain lands of considerable value.

— Great Expectations

And so my client says to himself: ‘If father doesn’t give me that money, it’ll be as if I’d stolen Katerina’s money.’

— The Brothers Karamazov

I will not touch your money.

— Middlemarch

Somebody, I imagined, was making money on those masks of popular monsters and morons.

— Lolita

You hear?—lady-birds—honey—money.

— Middlemarch

But I would have taken the money.

— The Brothers Karamazov

I mean, how much money would satisfy them so that you need not be troubled any more?

— Middlemarch

Although she was well aware that he was deceiving her (being fully convinced that now she would have to bear everything, including even his faithlessness), she nevertheless put three thousand rubles at his disposal, letting him understand quite clearly that she was offering him this money to betray her with.

— The Brothers Karamazov

And the point is that you still have not answered our earlier question, namely, why did you divide the money in half, then proceed to squander one half and put the other half aside?

— The Brothers Karamazov

He urged his father one day to have one like it painted in the house or in the shop, but he said:

‘We need the money it would cost; besides, it’s a fantasy, and what’s the use of a fantasy?’

— Children of Gebelawi

I couldn’t run away if I didn’t have any money.

— The Sound of the Mountain

According to this way of using things, the men richest in money are those who have charge of guarding the gates and walls of a good city.

— Essays

Molly laughed it off, and said that country houses full of landed gentry and money were fun to visit but he was damned lucky not to have to live that life.

— The Golden Notebook

He had always known in a general way that he was not rich, but he had never felt poor, and he had no power of imagining the part which the want of money plays in determining the actions of men.

— Middlemarch

Money circulates close to his surface like the sap in a flower.

— The Man Without Qualities

I also knew that she was greedy for money and satisfied her greed by lending money at exorbitant rates of interest, that she was a sharp and merciless bitch.

— The Brothers Karamazov

In the shelter, besides the usual families from those parts, some other people also happened in: casual passersby, or else some homeless characters: beggars, cheap prostitutes, and black marketeers (with whom Nino, always on the prowl for money, on those nights plotted certain minimal and mysterious deals).

— History

Then we’ll all walk from one end of the alley to the other, so that suspicion doesn’t settle on any one quarter, and during that time the one who has the money will be able to throw it down without giving himself away.

— Children of Gebelawi

One could go on in this way for a long time, if one were setting out to describe all the functions of money that Arnheim had mastered.

— The Man Without Qualities

So Katerina had nothing but a distinguished background to recommend her and, except for some vague possibility of inheriting something from some relative or other, she had no money to her name at all.

— The Brothers Karamazov

She had a real talent for it, and she would make dresses for the ladies just to help them out, never asking them for anything in exchange, although if they really insisted on giving her things or money as presents, she would accept them.

— The Brothers Karamazov

“Should you call it bad news to be told that you were to live at Stone Court, and manage the farm, and be remarkably prudent; and save money every year till all the stock and furniture were your own, and you were a distinguished agricultural character, as Mr. Borthrop Trumbull says—rather stout, I fear, and with the Greek and Latin sadly weather-worn?”

— Middlemarch

For money.

— Pedro Páramo

But on this side too there was a cheering sense of money; for Mrs. Vincy’s sister had been second wife to rich old Mr. Featherstone, and had died childless years ago, so that her nephews and nieces might be supposed to touch the affections of the widower.

— Middlemarch

“The white man’s court has decided that it should belong to Nnama’s family, who had given much money to the white man’s messengers and interpreter.”

— Things Fall Apart
death

It was his death stroke.

— Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

At the funeral his old friends whispered of what Suzumoto called his pleasant death.

— The Sound of the Mountain

And, as for me, if, by any possibility, there be any as yet undiscovered prime thing in me; if I shall ever deserve any real repute in that small but high hushed world which I might not be unreasonably ambitious of; if hereafter I shall do anything that, upon the whole, a man might rather have done than to have left undone; if, at my death, my executors, or more properly my creditors, find any precious MSS. in my desk, then here I prospectively ascribe all the honor and the glory to whaling; for a whale-ship was my Yale College and my Harvard.

— Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

After my death, I had you remarried to M. de Croisenois, who would have married a widow.

— The Red and the Black

Still talking with Altamira, Julien was drawing near the spot where she stood; she was watching him intently, studying his features in search of those high virtues that make a man worthy of the honor of being condemned to death.

— The Red and the Black

I remember his death as a grave silence during the first meals we ate after learning about it.

— The Book of Disquiet

“That would be in bad taste,” said the editor, “and in a piece of writing as frivolous as this, bad taste is death.”

— The Red and the Black

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

— Metamorphoses

We must devise symbols for the secrets of our work and write them in a book so that our efforts aren’t wasted and so that my death will not mean the end of these experiments.

— Children of Gebelawi

For months now, to tell the truth, the streets had been papered with proclamations printed on pink paper, which ordered all ablebodied men to present themselves for obligatory labor under pain of death; bot nobody obeyed, nobody heeded those edicts, by now they didn’t even read them any more.

— History

Everyone had brought a present: Dittmer a Syrian stole, Rosenwald an album of love-songs, Burrieu a water-colour, Sombaz a cartoon of himself, and Pellerin a charcoal sketch representing a sort of Dance of Death, weird and gruesome, and rather poorly drawn.

— A Sentimental Education

The Leader, at his own caprice, can decide the life and death of all citizens.

— History

You lost her then, then when her death was sure,

Unless her death indeed is what you want

And mean my grief to ease your cruel heart.

— Metamorphoses

Yet but to wish for death’s a cowardly thing.

— Metamorphoses

My friend, you will go far, but I don’t mean to cut short your career, which will be brilliant, by letting you starve to death.

— The Red and the Black

Four times the crescent moon

Filled her round orb, four times from her full orb

She shrank and waned, and all that weary while

The hot south wind blew furnace blasts of death.

— Metamorphoses

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

The prosecutor then rose and, very gravely and with what struck me as real emotion in his voice, his finger pointing at me, said slowly and distinctly, “Gentlemen of the jury, the day after his mother’s death, this man was out swimming, starting up a dubious liaison, and going to the movies, a comedy, for laughs.”

— The Stranger

Now that the veil was there before her face, it was all over; it was solemn as a death-sentence or as when the lock on a cabin-trunk closes with a final click.

— The Man Without Qualities

This particular death didn’t appeal to him, that was the long and the short of it.

— Journey to the End of the Night

I don’t imagine they can know everything about Gebelawi, his origin, his estate, his dealings with his sons, his contacts with Gebel and Rifaa and Kassem, and be ignorant about his death alone.

— Children of Gebelawi

“But you ought to ask why the drum has not beaten to tell Umuofia of his death.”

— Things Fall Apart

Levin answered her and repeated the remark about the suddenness of Mme Apraksin’s death.

— Anna Karenina

And again there came to her imagination the cruel memory, eternally gnawing at her mother’s heart, of the death of her last infant boy, who had died of croup, his funeral, the universal indifference before that small, pink coffin, and her own heart-rending, lonely pain before the pale little forehead with curls at the temples, before the opened, surprised little mouth she had glimpsed in the coffin just as it was covered by the pink lid with the lace cross.

— Anna Karenina

Levin had come across the articles they were discussing in magazines, and had read them, being interested in them as a development of the bases of natural science, familiar to him from his studies at the university, but he had never brought together these scientific conclusions about the animal origin of man, about reflexes, biology and sociology, with those questions about the meaning of life and death which lately had been coming more and more often to his mind.

— Anna Karenina

Karamazov was drunk when he learned of his wife’s death, and some say he exclaimed joyfully, raising his hands to heaven: “Lord, now let Your servant depart in peace.”

— The Brothers Karamazov

Not long afterwards, in Rome, the still-young Alfio followed his elderly friend in the destiny of death.

— History

I am certain that when death appears to him he will smile in death’s face.

— Season of Migration to the North

A desire for his death was now felt by everyone who saw him: the servants in the hotel, its proprietor, all the lodgers, the doctor, Marya Nikolaevna, and Levin and Kitty.

— Anna Karenina

The wind chopp’d about! s’Death!—then I shall meet him full in the face.

— The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

An Irishman at the orders of the English, a man accused of a certain lack of zealousness, perhaps even treason, how could he fail to embrace and give thanks for this miraculous favour—the discovery, capture, perhaps death, of two agents of the German Empire?

— Ficciones

However, if we are to believe a Church Father, Death is not an evil, unless that which follows it is.

— Essays

Who then could blame the leader of that forlorn party which after all has climbed high enough to see the waste of the years and the perishing of stars, if before death stiffens his limbs beyond the power of movement he does a little consciously raise his numbed fingers to his brow, and square his shoulders, so that when the search party comes they will find him dead at his post, the fine figure of a soldier?

— To the Lighthouse