love
money
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love

Unfeigned concern and love could be seen on Anna’s face.

— Anna Karenina

Then the man goes to the woman and says: I love you.

— The Golden Notebook

I hope the God of Love, who offered my innocent friend to such a faithless man, is satisfied.

— The Recognition of Śakuntalā

I thought being in love with somebody as adorable as Musyne would give me every kind of strength and virtue, especially the courage I lacked, just because she was so pretty and such a gifted musician.

— Journey to the End of the Night

For if you repent, you love, and if you love, you are with God.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Lo! ye believers in gods all goodness, and in man all ill, lo you! see the omniscient gods oblivious of suffering man; and man, though idiotic, and knowing not what he does, yet full of the sweet things of love and gratitude.

— Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

He who accepted the cross out of His love for man said: ‘I am the good shepherd and I lay down my life for the sheep so that no one of them might be lost.’

— The Brothers Karamazov

He falls in love with the cook’s young wife, neglected by her politics-mad husband, but this love defies the taboos and mores of the white-settler society.

— The Golden Notebook

“You must be sure of two things: you must love your work, and not be always looking over the edge of it, wanting your play to begin.

— Middlemarch

So why should I love him?

— The Brothers Karamazov

But if Julien had been in love with her he would have noticed, behind the half-closed shutters on the second floor, her forehead pressed against the windowpane.

— The Red and the Black

And the further it goes, the more I love her.

— Anna Karenina

I love coming to England.

— The Golden Notebook

For from my earliest youth until the present day, I have been inflamed beyond measure with a most lofty and noble love, far loftier and nobler than might perhaps be thought proper, were I to describe it, in a person of my humble condition.

— The Decameron

I love that period.

— The Red and the Black

In his soul he did not respect her and, without being aware of it, did not love her, though by the notions of the circle in which he lived, by his upbringing, he could not imagine to himself any other relation to his mother than one obedient and deferential in the highest degree, and the more outwardly obedient and deferential he was, the less he respected and loved her in his soul.

— Anna Karenina

He had decided he would make love.

— The Golden Notebook

As Tom, an’ please your honour, had no business at that time with the Moorish girl, he passed on into the room beyond to talk to the Jew’s widow about love——and his pound of sausages; and being, as I have told your honour, an open, cheary hearted lad, with his character wrote in his looks and carriage, he took a chair, and without much apology, but with great civility at the same time, placed it close to her at the table, and sat down.

— The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

Ulrich, who now wanted to say something intelligible, took the opportunity to point out in passing that, after all, love too was one of the religious and dangerous experiences, since it lifted people out of the arms of reason and set them afloat with literally no ground under their feet.

— The Man Without Qualities

I remember loving George for just that moment with a sharp painful love, while I called myself all kinds of a fool.

— The Golden Notebook

But if this man with the doll came and sat in front of a man in love and began to caress his doll the way the man in love caressed his beloved, the man in love would find it unpleasant.

— Anna Karenina

And I will love you.

— The Brothers Karamazov

“And now good-morrow to our waking souls

Which watch not one another out of fear;

For love all love of other sights controls,

And makes one little room, an everywhere”

— Middlemarch

A moment after we were making love.

— The Golden Notebook

But how could I know that I didn’t really love her in the least?

— The Brothers Karamazov

‘Well, and you, Yegor, when you got married, did you love your wife?’

— Anna Karenina

It then occurred to me I was going to fall in love with Saul Green.

— The Golden Notebook

So long as his chief love didn’t remain locked in his room, excluding him from his presence, for Blitz all was merriment.

— History

For that reason, knowing what was before them — love and ambition and being wretched alone in dreary places — she had often the feeling, Why must they grow up and lose it all?

— To the Lighthouse

The point is that I really do love the cuttlefish.

— Anna Karenina

But when the man, divining this, made straight for her, although for a long time he had been neglecting her quite callously, she would be hurt and squabble with him and make reproachful remarks, so postponing what she herself could hardly bear to wait for any longer, somewhat resembling a duck, shot through the wings, that had fallen into the sea of love and was trying to save itself by swimming.

— The Man Without Qualities

There are natures in which, if they love us, we are conscious of having a sort of baptism and consecration; they bind us over to rectitude and purity by their pure belief about us; and our sins become that worst kind of sacrilege which tears down the invisible altar of trust.

— Middlemarch

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

— Anna Karenina
money

If the fixure of Momus’s glass, in the human breast, according to the proposed emendation of that arch-critick, had taken place,——first, This foolish consequence would certainly have followed,–That the very wisest and the very gravest of us all, in once coin or other, must have paid window-money every day of our lives.

— The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

Well, I know for a fact that at that time he had no money whatsoever.

— The Brothers Karamazov

The right half of the page, under the heading Money, was full, however.

— The Golden Notebook

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

If he could bring her to feel with some solemnity that here was a slander which must be met and not run away from, and that the whole trouble had come out of his desperate want of money, it would be a moment for urging powerfully on her that they should be one in the resolve to do with as little money as possible, so that they might weather the bad time and keep themselves independent.

— Middlemarch

Other men have managed to win an honorable position for themselves without family or money.

— Middlemarch

Mind you, according to Smerdyakov, the money was under the mattress, and the accused is supposed to have pulled it out from under the mattress.

— The Brothers Karamazov

I will do anything else I can to comfort you; but I will not touch your keys or your money.

— Middlemarch

“With money,” came a carefree voice from the direction of the radio-listeners, “you can buy even the Madonna…” “… and God Almighty,” a second voice, more sarcastic, insisted from the same group.

— History

That I should innocently take a bad half-crown of somebody else’s manufacture, is reasonable enough; but that I should knowingly reckon the spurious coin of my own make, as good money!

— Great Expectations

I have seven hundred a-year of my own fortune, and nineteen hundred a-year that Mr. Casaubon left me, and between three and four thousand of ready money in the bank.

— Middlemarch

And if Lydgate thinks I’m going to give money for them to set up housekeeping, he’s mistaken, that’s all.

— Middlemarch

‘Try again: for one thing, Anna Wulf wrote a novel which was praised by the critics and did so well she is still in fact living on the money it earned.’

— The Golden Notebook

“Now I have enough money for anything that comes along,” he thought.

— Pedro Páramo

And what made you decide to take that money yesterday?

— The Brothers Karamazov

It is a chaotic house, built without method, and has acquired its present form over many years: many differently-sized rooms, some built up against one another at different times, either because they were needed or because my grandfather found himself with some spare money for which he had no other use.

— Season of Migration to the North

I want to ask you to lend me some money, to lend me three thousand rubles…

— The Brothers Karamazov

Those first places I always win have served no purpose except to give me bad marks against the real places we will be assigned when we leave the seminary, and in which we will make our money.

— The Red and the Black

But to give it away quietly for purposes and people that are of no use to it can only be compared to foully murdering one’s money.

— The Man Without Qualities

Any inward debate Lydgate had as to the consequences of this engagement which had stolen upon him, turned on the paucity of time rather than of money.

— Middlemarch

But he would need more money than he had as yet.

— Children of Gebelawi

Yes, exaggerate the shame and humiliation that accepting the money inflicted upon the accused.

— The Brothers Karamazov

‘With some money down,’ I replied, for an uneasy remembrance shot across me of that symmetrical bundle of papers at home; ‘with some money down, and perhaps some anticipation of my expectations.’

— Great Expectations

I wanted to so badly that I promised Rakitin I’d give him money if he brought you here.

— The Brothers Karamazov

I must say, I was rather surprised when the highly talented prosecutor, having brought up that envelope, suddenly and of his own accord—I repeat, of his own accord—declared, in the very passage of his speech in which he dismissed as preposterous the suggestion that Smerdyakov could be the murderer, that, if that envelope had not been left lying on the floor as a clue, if the thief had taken it with him, no one in the whole world would have known that there had been an envelope with money in it and that the money had been stolen by the accused.

— The Brothers Karamazov

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

And what of our money?

— Journey to the End of the Night

I had never dreamed of Joe’s having paid the money; but Joe had paid it, and the receipt was in his name.

— Great Expectations

Now they just give money to progressive causes.

— The Golden Notebook

“Mr. Karamazov, sir,” the landlord said, “why don’t you take your money back from them?

— The Brothers Karamazov

She laughed at him for being so soft-hearted and showed an inexplicable depth of hatred for Rosanette; in fact her only reason for wanting lots of money was to have the pleasure, one day, of running her over in her carriage.

— A Sentimental Education

Only this time, when Trifonov came back from the fair, he had no money to pay back, as I found out accidentally from his slobbering son and heir, the most depraved youth the world has ever seen.

— The Brothers Karamazov

The thought of Frédéric’s money made him angry.

— A Sentimental Education
death

The yet levelled musket shook like a drunkard’s arm against the panel; Starbuck seemed wrestling with an angel; but turning from the door, he placed the death-tube in its rack, and left the place.

— Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

Just go now and teach them that women have equal rights with men, and that it’s cruel to eat a piece of the pig while the pig’s still raw and groaning in front of you, and that it’s simple lunacy to give thanks to God because he’s got everything while you’re starving to death!

— Zorba the Greek

The news of Zosima’s death immediately spread through the hermitage and reached the monastery.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Why did he have sufficient scruples to be concerned that no one should be accused of his death, but not enough to stop an innocent man from being accused of his crime?

— The Brothers Karamazov

It was extremely impersonal; it said something about death; it said very little about love.

— To the Lighthouse

‘For once you are telling the truth; but I too deserve worse than death.’

— Children of Gebelawi

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

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

— Journey to the End of the Night

If death resembles sleep, we should suppose that we wake up from it, but this is not what the normal man imagines; he imagines death as a slumber no one wakes up from, which means nothing.

— The Book of Disquiet

And, mind you, he left town worried to death that the object of his love would, in his absence, rush to his father.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Anyway’ (Alexei Alexandrovich understood the meaning of this ‘anyway’), ‘she’s a baby, and they’ll be the death of her.’

— Anna Karenina

“Perhaps HE was gone out in company with HONOUR to fight a duel;—to pay off some debt at play;——or dirty annuity, the bargain of his lust: Perhaps CONSCIENCE all this time was engaged at home, talking loud against petty larceny, and executing vengeance upon some such puny crimes as his fortune and rank in life secured him against all temptation of committing; so that he lives as merrily, [if he was of our church tho’, quoth Dr. Slop, he could not]—“sleeps as soundly in his bed;—and at last meets death as unconcernedly;—perhaps much more so than a much better man.”

— The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

Apparently, a nun, to prepare him for a holy death, had hinted at the truth.

— History

The pleasure and wine and dancing girls are just the music of death.

— Children of Gebelawi

Whenever I see a dead body, death seems to me a departure.

— The Book of Disquiet

How often, feeling myself despondent and near death, have I sought refuge with you, the road, and how generously you have rescued and saved me on each occasion!

— Dead Souls

He now realized clearly how strongly he had desired her death.

— Anna Karenina

‘Aren’t you afraid of death like us?’

— Children of Gebelawi

He thought: ‘Death has defeated me.’

— Children of Gebelawi

He was in cahoots with death.

— Journey to the End of the Night

When his body was found, many miles from the scene of his death, and so horribly disfigured that he was only recognisable by the contents of his pockets, notes were still legible, folded in a case he carried.

— Great Expectations

Doubtless they were sordid; and for the majority, who are not lofty, there is no escape from sordidness but by being free from money-craving, with all its base hopes and temptations, its watching for death, its hinted requests, its horse-dealer’s desire to make bad work pass for good, its seeking for function which ought to be another’s, its compulsion often to long for Luck in the shape of a wide calamity.

— Middlemarch

Various patients got well while Lydgate was attending them, some even of dangerous illnesses; and it was remarked that the new doctor with his new ways had at least the merit of bringing people back from the brink of death.

— Middlemarch

For Ammianus Marcellinus relates that Emperor Julian condemned ten of his soldiers, who had turned their backs in a charge against the Parthians, to be degraded and afterward to suffer death, according, he says, to the ancient laws.

— Essays

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

— The Brothers Karamazov

But now heaven’s master could no more endure

Io’s distress, and summoned Mercury,

His son, whom the bright shining Pleiad bore,

And charged him to accomplish Argus’ death.

— Metamorphoses

“Bear no hand in his death.”

— Things Fall Apart

My mother lay alone amid the candles; her face pale, her white teeth barely visible between purple lips frozen by the livid cold of death.

— Pedro Páramo

Naturally all this started us talking about the death of Monsieur Henrouille, but we didn’t go into it very deeply.

— Journey to the End of the Night

On the other hand, it is possible that the disease may develop itself more rapidly: it is one of those cases in which death is sometimes sudden.

— Middlemarch

The sight of that poor old man shouldn’t have thrown me into this awful fit of depression unless I was to die of old age like everyone else; but a quick death in the prime of life will save me from that same pitiful decrepitude.

— The Red and the Black

They could easily have found a way to make my death unaccountable.

— The Red and the Black

At different times he would give fifty humorous and opposite reasons for riding a meek-spirited jade of a broken-winded horse, preferably to one of mettle;—for on such a one he could sit mechanically, and meditate as delightfully de vanitate mundi et fugâ sæculi, as with the advantage of a death’s head before him;—that, in all other exercitations, he could spend his time, as he rode slowly along,——to as much account as in his study;—that he could draw up an argument in his sermon,—or a hole in his breeches, as steadily on the one as in the other;—that brisk trotting and slow argumentation, like wit and judgment, were two incompatible movements.

— The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman