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love

So she hadn’t the faintest idea and despised him, since she didn’t think him capable of loving her so much that he couldn’t love anyone else!

— A Sentimental Education

‘Would it be weakness to return my love?’ exclaimed Miss Havisham.

— Great Expectations

Finally it was the turn of the merchant:

Merchant’s curiosity was hot:

Do girls love me?

— The Brothers Karamazov

And yet, when he again made love to her, she again thought: Yes, it’s right, because we’ve been so close together all evening.

— The Golden Notebook

Shingo’s dream had read a masterpiece about pure love between a boy and a girl.

— The Sound of the Mountain

The terrible thing is that my soul suddenly turned over, and instead of love, of tenderness, I feel only spite towards him, yes, spite.

— Anna Karenina

Your greatness of mind in this action, which I admire, with that generous contempt of money which you shew me in the whole transaction, is really noble;—and what renders it more so, is the principle of it;—the workings of a parent’s love upon the truth and conviction of this very hypothesis, namely, That was your son called JUDAS,—the sordid and treacherous idea, so inseparable from the name, would have accompanied him thro’ life like his shadow, and, in the end, made a miser and a rascal of him, in spight, Sir, of your example.

— The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

She kept them hidden, not because she did not respect or love her mother, but because she was her mother.

— Anna Karenina

‘Love,’ replied the other.

— Great Expectations

So for the sake of our joint sovereignty,

If that can touch your pride, unite in love

That goddess with her uncle.

— Metamorphoses

The accused did not really hurry dutifully and fearfully away from his father’s window, especially as he was convinced his lady love was in there.

— The Brothers Karamazov

She’s happy, she makes another person happy, and she’s not downtrodden the way I am, but is probably as fresh, intelligent and open to everything as ever,’ she thought, and a sly, contented smile puckered her lips, particularly because, as she thought about Anna’s love affair, she imagined, parallel to it, an almost identical love affair of her own, with an imaginary collective man who was in love with her.

— Anna Karenina

—His character was,——he loved a jest in his heart—and as he saw himself in the true point of ridicule, he would say, he could not be so angry with others for seeing him in a light, in which he so strongly saw himself: So that to his friends, who knew his foible was not the love of money, and who therefore made the less scruple in bantering the extravagance of his humour,—instead of giving the true cause,——he chose rather to join in the laugh against himself; and as he never carried one single ounce of flesh upon his own bones, being altogether as spare a figure as his beast,—he would sometimes insist upon it, that the horse was as good as the rider deserved;—that they were, centaur-like,—both of a piece.

— The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

There appeared upon the scene—say at the races, or the public balls, or anywhere else you like—a certain man, who made love to Miss Havisham.

— Great Expectations

Shingo felt the secret of the maker’s own love in the fact that the mask, most alive when viewed at a proper distance from the No stage, should all the same be most alive when, as now, viewed from no distance at all.

— The Sound of the Mountain

But a passionate love such as theirs needing a mnemonic?

— The Recognition of Śakuntalā

I too may be consumed by love, but I’m not free to give myself to you.

— The Recognition of Śakuntalā

Rosamond, for her part, had never enjoyed the days so much in her life before: she was sure of being admired by some one worth captivating, and she did not distinguish flirtation from love, either in herself or in another.

— Middlemarch

Every evening she came back to her love jazz …

— Journey to the End of the Night

She was desperately, fearfully in love with him.

— The Golden Notebook

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

The same Kitty that Vronsky was in love with,’ thought Anna, ‘the one he remembered with love.

— Anna Karenina

And it was only out of pride that she responded to his feelings for her with love, a hysterical, twisted love made up of offended pride, a love that resembled revenge more than love.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Or is it only the thousands of the strong and mighty who are dear to Your heart, while the millions of others, the weak ones, who love You too, weak as they are, and who are as numerous as the grains of sand on the beach, are to serve as material for the strong and mighty?

— The Brothers Karamazov

Love those who hate you, but to love those you hate is impossible.

— Anna Karenina

She was fully aware that she had to compete against his love of solitude.

— The Red and the Black

Ella decides (a) that she will be chaste until she falls in love and (b) that she will not discuss this incident with Julia.

— The Golden Notebook

And I submit that that opposite abyss was, in this instance, his love, a love that flared up like gunpowder; it was for this love that he had to have money, had to have it for more important things even than spending it all on a wild spree with his new love.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Giving dinners, riding in private carriages, occupying high social positions, and having myriads of servants—these are considered so important by some that they devote their whole lives to acquiring them and sacrifice for their sake their love of their fellow men, and sometimes even kill themselves if they cannot obtain what they believe they must have.

I think he is in love with you.

— Middlemarch

‘I’ve heard that women love people even for their vices,’ Anna suddenly began, ‘but I hate him for his virtues.

— Anna Karenina

Then you had, let’s say, the misfortune to fall in love with someone other than your husband.

— Anna Karenina

His gradually acquired repugnance for this kind of love finally extended to his own body as well, which had always encouraged these topsy-turvy relationships by presenting women with an illusion of staple masculinity—an ideal that Ulrich did not live up to, having too much of a mind and being made up, as he was, of too many inner contradictions.

— The Man Without Qualities
money

Why do you keep stuffing your money into your side pocket?

— The Brothers Karamazov

Mary took out the folded money from her reticule and put it into her father’s hand.

— Middlemarch

I wish to pay for them,’ I added—otherwise I thought he might only pretend to make them—‘with ready money.’

— Great Expectations

Brother Toby, replied my father, altering his tone, you care not what money you dissipate and throw away, provided, continued he, ’tis but upon a SIEGE.

— The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

She can send me the money through Yegorov.

— Anna Karenina

They take their protection money so haughtily you’d think they were doing you a favour.

— Children of Gebelawi

Well, Mrs. Bulstrode is Mr. Vincy’s own sister, and they do say that Mr. Vincy mostly trades on the Bank money; and you may see yourself, brother, when a woman past forty has pink strings always flying, and that light way of laughing at everything, it’s very unbecoming.

— Middlemarch

“You mean to say, Fred Vincy has been getting somebody to advance him money on what he knows about my will eh?”

— Middlemarch

Her father was a former shopkeeper who had lost all his money, and, homeless and sickly, had taken to drink.

— The Brothers Karamazov

But that money you showed me just now.

— The Brothers Karamazov

As to money just now, Fred had in his mind the heroic project of saving all of the eighty pounds that Mr. Garth offered him, and returning it, which he could easily do by giving up all futile money-spending, since he had a superfluous stock of clothes, and no expense in his board.

— Middlemarch

Franz Biberkopf gets up, pays and says to himself: I’m too old to dance, and I don’t rightly feel like it either, I need to come into money, and I don’t much care where I get it from.

— Berlin Alexanderplatz

It would have been really stupid to keep the money under the mattress.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Rescued from my country, from priests, and from money.

— Zorba the Greek

But I saw him collapse as his master rubbed me out with his hands, and my first decided experience of the stupendous power of money, was, that it had morally laid upon his back, Trabb’s boy.

— Great Expectations

It has been said that money was stolen, namely, three thousand rubles, but no one knows for a fact that the money actually existed.

— The Brothers Karamazov

So what is so extraordinary about his dividing the money and putting half of it aside for that purpose?

— The Brothers Karamazov

When he came to the sale of his watch for six rubles, of which his interrogators had not even heard, the story elicited great interest and, to Mitya’s immense indignation, they insisted on having it written down in great detail, as they felt it would further establish the fact that at that time Mitya had no money whatsoever.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Being unable to smoke unhinged Nino’s reason, until the wretched Iduzza, rather than see him go mad, forswore her oath and gave him money for some cigarettes, even at black-market prices.

— History

At this Anna let out a snort of laughter—the lords and ladies being so irrelevant to the sort of money Richard controlled.

— The Golden Notebook

I’ve put away money, only for you to spend.

— Great Expectations

Why, the young officer feels that the money might come in useful for social occasions and in promoting his career.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Zechariah gave his nephew some money—most of it borrowed—to get himself ready for the wedding.

— Children of Gebelawi

It’s not the moment, of course, to ask the old ape for the money—so don’t.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Indeed, had he kept quiet, if only about the money, and then killed his master and taken the money, no one in the world could ever have accused him of murdering for money, because no one but him had seen that money or knew there was such a sum of money in the house.

— The Brothers Karamazov

‘A man making money hand over fist by degrading political tricks!’

— A Sentimental Education

You forget your life, that is, you forget all about money.

— Journey to the End of the Night

Money to live on!

— Journey to the End of the Night

The banker was touched by such unexpected altruism, promised Martinon the caution money for a post as district tax collector, and undertook to get him the job.

— A Sentimental Education

Whether the labour spent in acquiring money corresponded to the pleasure afforded by what was bought with it was a long-lost consideration.

— Anna Karenina

I knew he needed money and I knew what he needed it for: it was to entice that creature to go away with him.

— The Brothers Karamazov

And that was the three thousand rubles that I had in my pocket when I got to Grushenka’s and it was that money that I spent in Mokroye…

— The Brothers Karamazov

Not that a gentleman like you, so well set up as you, can’t win ’em off his own game; but money shall back you!

— Great Expectations
death

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

Here he was, the man who had broken into the house, not caring about its reputation, who had not been sure of his ancestor’s existence until his death, who had set himself apart from everyone and soiled his hands for all time.

— Children of Gebelawi

I had a death sentence hanging over me, and I was in love.

— Journey to the End of the Night

My mind, with inconceivable rapidity, followed out all the consequences of such a death.

— Great Expectations

‘Death to any man who helps him or allows him to come back!’

— Children of Gebelawi

Between the liberty of the press and our life as gentlemen, there is a war to the death.

— The Red and the Black

These words and the concepts connected with them were very well suited to intellectual purposes, but they gave nothing for life, and Levin suddenly felt himself in the position of a person who has traded his warm fur coat for muslin clothing and, caught in the cold for the first time, is convinced beyond question, not by reasoning but with his whole being, that he is as good as naked and must inevitably die a painful death.

— Anna Karenina

Punished by death!!!

— History

It goes from life to death.

— Journey to the End of the Night

His heart fluttered, although he did not understand what they meant, but in any case it was the language of death.

— Children of Gebelawi

She was too much preoccupied with her own anxiety, to be aware that Rosamond was trembling too; and filled with the need to express pitying fellowship rather than rebuke, she put her hands on Rosamond’s, and said with more agitated rapidity,—“I know, I know that the feeling may be very dear—it has taken hold of us unawares—it is so hard, it may seem like death to part with it—and we are weak—I am weak——”

— Middlemarch

Several times in the course of a year I would hear my grandfather tell at table the story, which never varied, of the behaviour of M. Swann the elder upon the death of his wife, by whose bedside he had watched day and night.

— In Search of Lost Time

She said the word often enough, and there could be no doubt that she meant to say it; but if the often repeated word had been hate instead of love—despair—revenge—dire death—it could not have sounded from her lips more like a curse.

— Great Expectations

What he needed after Zosima’s death was not miracles but “higher justice,” and he felt it had been violated.

— The Brothers Karamazov

So in this vale of Death, God girds us round; and over all our gloom, the sun of Righteousness still shines a beacon and a hope.

— Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

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

— Things Fall Apart

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

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

— History

No, he has no bent towards exploration, or the enlargement of our geognosis: that would be a special purpose which I could recognize with some approbation, though without felicitating him on a career which so often ends in premature and violent death.

— Middlemarch

Curse death and everything to do with it!

— Children of Gebelawi

He listened to Agafya Mikhailovna’s talk of how Prokhor had forgotten God and, with the money Levin had given him to buy a horse, was drinking incessantly and had beaten his wife almost to death; he listened, read the book and remembered the whole course of his thoughts evoked by the reading.

— Anna Karenina

And further, seeing his son presently being led to his death, he held himself to this same demeanor.

— Essays

He could no longer think about the question of death itself, but thoughts came to him inadvertently of what he was to do now, presently: close his eyes, dress him, order the coffin.

— Anna Karenina

No man should be called happy till his death;

Always we must await his final day, 

Reserving judgment till he’s laid away.

— Essays

Death, true, he well deserves, but I to be

His death’s designer—that I cannot bear!—

So shall he go unscathed?

— Metamorphoses

I will die in your arms, happier at my death than I ever was in my life.

— The Red and the Black

All of them were expecting something immensely significant to happen immediately after the elder’s death.

— The Brothers Karamazov

That night in Mokroye, he was unhappy and worried about the old servant Gregory; he was praying that the old man would regain his senses and live, that the blow he had struck him would not prove fatal, and that he—my client—would not be held responsible for that death.

— The Brothers Karamazov

The shame and disgrace of Alexei Alexandrovich and of Seryozha, and my own terrible shame — death will save it all.

— Anna Karenina

The question of life and death escapes him completely.

— Journey to the End of the Night

He was on the verge of the brain fever to which he succumbed completely after the shock of Smerdyakov’s death.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Suppose we could raise the life of the people to our level, would death stop hunting us?

— Children of Gebelawi

If you yell at her, one morning: ‘Good heavens! what’s happened to you?! Your nose has grown a foot long overnight!!’ she’ll rush to the mirror, scared to death.

— History