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love

It seems that she loved me for a week or ten days; but I, I will love her all my life.

— The Red and the Black

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

— The Golden Notebook

How we love him—as at that moment I loved Françoise—the good-natured intermediary who by a single word has made supportable, human, almost propitious the inconceivable, infernal scene of gaiety in the thick of which we had been imagining swarms of enemies, perverse and seductive, beguiling away from us, even making laugh at us, the woman we love!

— In Search of Lost Time

If that is the case, let my husband find out about our love, and let him lock me up forever in a prison, in the country, far from my children.

— The Red and the Black

Julien was in love with his conspirator.

— The Red and the Black

In spite of all her determination, she cannot prevent herself loving the man who has fallen in love with her; freezing up with the man who is guarded.

— The Golden Notebook

Rosamond, though no older than Mary, was rather used to being fallen in love with; but she, for her part, had remained indifferent and fastidiously critical towards both fresh sprig and faded bachelor.

— Middlemarch

You’ll talk reason to him and explain to him that you love another man, that you’ve loved that other man for a long time, and that now he has asked you to marry him…

— The Brothers Karamazov

I heard her saying to me in an imploring voice of surrender “I love you”, and there answered her voice a weak cry from the depths of my consciousness calling on me to desist.

— Season of Migration to the North

If the maid-servant of his lady love had told him right off that her mistress was in Mokroye with her ‘first and rightful’ lover, nothing would have happened.

— The Brothers Karamazov

And just as love songs prepare boys and girls for love, so the ardent Florentine verses prepared Italian youths for the day of deliverance.

— Zorba the Greek

That people should love like this, that Mr Bankes should feel this for Mrs Ramsey (she glanced at his musing) was helpful, was exalting.

— To the Lighthouse

“I have a great shock for you; I hope you are not so far gone in love as you pretended to be.”

— Middlemarch

He was able even to forget all the others, Carullì included, and the twins, and the canaries, for this supreme love.

— History

At my age, where can a beautiful, witty girl find excitement if not in love?

— The Red and the Black

You see, Alyosha, I’ve come to love my tears in those five years, to love them terribly…

— The Brothers Karamazov

Fair ladies, the story that takes my fancy is one that contains a judicious mixture of piety, calamity and love.

— The Decameron

Suppose you’re married, you love your wife, but you become infatuated with another woman …

— Anna Karenina

“I must admit,” Ivan began, “I have never been able to understand how it was possible to love one’s neighbors.

— The Brothers Karamazov

So, without knowing it yourself, you may thus have sown an evil seed, which perhaps will sprout within the child, and all simply because you failed to control yourself before the child, because you failed to cultivate within yourself a considerate and active love for others.

— The Brothers Karamazov

‘Well, sir, he appeared here soon after you left and, as I understand, is head over heels in love with Kitty, and, you understand, her mother … ‘

— Anna Karenina

All at once we were madly, clumsily, shamelessly, agonizingly in love with each other; hopelessly, I should add, because that frenzy of mutual possession might have been assuaged only by our actual imbibing and assimilating every particle of each other’s soul and flesh; but there we were, unable even to mate as slum children would have so easily found an opportunity to do.

— Lolita

Was it to talk about my love for Katerina, about the old man and Dmitry?

— The Brothers Karamazov

You must understand that I love two beings — equally, I think, but both more than myself — Seryozha and Alexei.

— Anna Karenina

“It’s true,” my love answered, “there is nothing more to be made of that friendship.”

— In Search of Lost Time

For a moment (as we moved away and my grandfather murmured: “Poor Swann, what a life they are leading him—sending him away so that she can be alone with her Charlus—for it was he, I recognized him at once! And the child too; at her age, to be mixed up in all that!) the impression left on me by the despotic tone in which Gilberte’s mother had spoken to her without her answering back, by exhibiting her to me as being obliged to obey someone else, as not being superior to the whole world, calmed my anguish somewhat, revived some hope in me, and cooled the ardour of my love.

— In Search of Lost Time

I’ll get money tomorrow and pay you back the three thousand and then it will be farewell, you woman of great wrath, but at the same time it will be farewell, my love!

— The Brothers Karamazov

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

She was desperately, fearfully in love with him.

— The Golden Notebook

‘You wouldn’t believe,’ he said to his brother, ‘how I love this rustic idleness.

— Anna Karenina

Davide smiled, agreeably: “Now,” he said, “I’ll tell you a love poem.

— History

‘You do love me, don’t you?’

— A Sentimental Education

How should I love him?

— Anna Karenina
money

It was entirely from worldly vanity that you destined him for the Church: with a family of three sons and four daughters, you were not warranted in devoting money to an expensive education which has succeeded in nothing but in giving him extravagant idle habits.

— Middlemarch

In fact, of the four earlier IOU’s, only one had been paid, any money she might have received in the interim having gone towards other needs …

— A Sentimental Education

“I never was covetous, Jane,” she replied; “but I have six children and have buried three, and I didn’t marry into money.

— Middlemarch

Only one thing prevented me from clearing out—lack of money.

— Journey to the End of the Night

Everybody was complaining about not earning enough money when in came a man of medium height wearing a coat fastened by a single button; he had bright eyes and a rather wild look.

— A Sentimental Education

He does play for money, and he wins a good deal.

— Middlemarch

Having folded the letter, smoothed it with a massive ivory paper-knife, and put money in the envelope, with the pleasure always aroused in him by the handling of his well-arranged writing accessories, he rang.

— Anna Karenina

The bailiff went over to Ivan, took the money, and handed it to the presiding judge.

— The Brothers Karamazov

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

— The Brothers Karamazov

‘Money’s not the point,’ said Molly.

— The Golden Notebook

“You can take this money away with you,” Smerdyakov said with a sigh.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Most of them having nervous breakdowns or making a lot of money, as far as I can make out.

— The Golden Notebook

I told her so, and told her that I would spend any money or take any pains to drive him out of that country.

— Great Expectations

Unoka was, of course, a debtor, and he owed every neighbor some money, from a few cowries to quite substantial amounts.

— Things Fall Apart

So take the money and give it back to her.

— The Brothers Karamazov

There was something so natural and winning in Clara’s resigned way of looking at these stores in detail, as Herbert pointed them out,—and something so confiding, loving and innocent, in her modest manner of yielding herself to Herbert’s embracing arm—and something so gentle in her, so much needing protection on Mill Pond Bank, by Chink’s Basin, and the Old Green Copper Rope-Walk, with Old Barley growling in the beam—that I would not have undone the engagement between her and Herbert for all the money in the pocket-book I had never opened.

— Great Expectations

Public indifference soon meant that the merchants who had founded these venal lotteries began to lose money.

— Ficciones

But indulging your children is one thing, and finding money to pay their debts is another.

— Middlemarch

‘Have you any money?’

— Children of Gebelawi

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

— The Brothers Karamazov

This would begin when both men and women had come back with a little money and some plain food after a grueling day’s work.

— Children of Gebelawi

“I’d rather be condemned as a thief and a murderer before my victim and before all other men, and be sent to Siberia,” he thought that night, “than give Katya the right to say that, after having betrayed her, I stole her money and used it to run away with Grushenka and start a new, ‘virtuous’ life with her.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Well, then I’ll need all my money.

— The Brothers Karamazov

And so, having decided to commit the crime, he goes and reveals all the details about the money to another person—the accused—who, he knows, is extremely interested in that money, and he initiates him into every secret: where the money is hidden, what is written on the envelope, how to knock on the door to be let in—the secret knocking code that would enable him to get inside the house, which is the most important.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Finally, there was the money question.

— Lolita

‘And so I doubt if she costs Shuichi much money,’ said the latter.

— The Sound of the Mountain

I’ve already given you money.

— Pedro Páramo

He puzzled his brains and came up with nothing better than money.

— A Sentimental Education

‘But what happened to the money then,’ you may ask me, ‘since no money was found when the house was searched later?’

— The Brothers Karamazov

The fate, says another, of the Strasburgers, may be a warning to all free people to save their money—They anticipated their revenues—brought themselves under taxes, exhausted their strength, and in the end became so weak a people, they had not strength to keep their gates shut, and so the French pushed them open.

— The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

My diploma in my pocket made a big bulge, much bigger than my money and my papers.

— Journey to the End of the Night

‘Choose your bridge, Mr. Pip,’ returned Wemmick, ‘and take a walk upon your bridge, and pitch your money into the Thames over the centre arch of your bridge, and you know the end of it.

— Great Expectations

She was listing all the things she had put in it, to make sure they were all there, because they cost a lot of money.

— The Stranger
death

Ekwefi then became defiant and called her next child Onwuma—“Death may please himself.”

— Things Fall Apart

Stretched out on the grass, hand over heart, he is supposed to pardon his opponent generously and say a few words for the fair one, who is often fictitious, or else goes to a ball on the day of his death for fear of rousing suspicion.

— The Red and the Black

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

But a few incidents pertaining to those four or five days after Charlotte’s simple death, have to be noted.

— Lolita

It’s like keeping a man condemned to death for months with a noose around his neck, promising him maybe death, maybe mercy.

— Anna Karenina

A little money that had come my way after my father’s death (nothing very grand — the Mirana had been sold long before), in addition to my striking if somewhat brutal good looks, allowed me to enter upon my quest with equanimity.

— Lolita

‘And it might seem good to leave all this vileness and confusion, other people’s and one’s own, but I’m afraid of death, terribly afraid of death.’

— Anna Karenina

One evening, a mouse was kicked to death before the eyes of Useppe, who cried: “No! no!”

— History

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

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

— To the Lighthouse

Shivering all over, his teeth chattering, he began to look round for a sheltered spot where he could spend the night without freezing to death.

— The Decameron

He had certain feelings of guilt for having continued to be drawn to the sister even after she was married, and the sister’s death and Yasuko’s marriage had disturbed her brother-in-law.

— The Sound of the Mountain

He is no towering oak tree with luxuriant branches growing in a land on which Nature has bestowed water and fertility, rather is he like the sayal bushes in the deserts of the Sudan, thick of bark and sharp of thorn, defeating death because they ask so little of life.

— Season of Migration to the North

A pale, death-glimmer lit up Fedallah’s sunken eyes; a hideous motion gnawed his mouth.

— Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

Let us imagine a first drawing, which condemns an individual to death.

— Ficciones

Rising for a moment, a distinct speck of face in this way of light, the prisoner said, ‘My Lord, I have received my sentence of Death from the Almighty, but I bow to yours,’ and sat down again.

— Great Expectations

If that other thing was evil, this too was evil, and if this was like death and birth, the Nile flood and the wheat harvest, a part of the system of the universe, so too was that.

— Season of Migration to the North

But then he cared, well, Mrs Ramsey sometimes thought that he cared, since his wife’s death, perhaps for her.

— To the Lighthouse

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

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

So shall he go unscathed?

— Metamorphoses

Start her, Tash, my boy—start her, all; but keep cool, keep cool—cucumbers is the word—easy, easy—only start her like grim death and grinning devils, and raise the buried dead perpendicular out of their graves, boys—that’s all.

— Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

I had my little black chum with me, and as soon as I reached a secluded spot, I rehearsed Mr. Richard F. Schiller’s violent death.

— Lolita

She was near death, and I would have promised her anything.

— Pedro Páramo

Inside, all the wretches infected with the vice of death found employment, like their Führer, masters at last of living, helpless bodies for their perverse practices.

— History

Why, since Smerdyakov knew these signals too, and inasmuch as you categorically deny having anything to do with the death of your father, couldn’t it have been Smerdyakov who tapped out the agreed signal and, when your father opened the door, perpetrated the crime?”

— The Brothers Karamazov

But this Mme de Guermantes of whom I had so often dreamed, now that I could see that she had a real existence independent of myself, acquired an even greater power over my imagination, which, paralysed for a moment by contact with a reality so different from what it had expected, began to react and to say to me: “Great and glorious before the days of Charlemagne, the Guermantes had the right of life and death over their vassals; the Duchesse de Guermantes descends from Geneviève de Brabant. She does not know, nor could she consent to know, any of the people who are here today.”

— In Search of Lost Time

“My dear, she’s as lifeless as a statue; she’s as colorless as death!”

— Dead Souls

The feeling was now stronger than before; he felt even less capable than before of understanding the meaning of death, and its inevitability appeared still more horrible to him; but now, thanks to his wife’s nearness, the feeling did not drive him to despair: in spite of death, he felt the necessity to live and to love.

— Anna Karenina

Really, by the side of Sir James, he looks like a death’s head skinned over for the occasion.

— Middlemarch

I think I can still feel the calm rhythm of her breathing; the palpitations and sighs that soothed my sleep….I think I feel the pain of her death….But that isn’t true.

— Pedro Páramo

I am game for his crooked jaw, and for the jaws of Death too, Captain Ahab, if it fairly comes in the way of the business we follow; but I came here to hunt whales, not my commander’s vengeance.

— Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

From her mouth bubbled a sound very like a death rattle.

— Pedro Páramo

If we don’t manage to save him by an appeal for mercy, his death will be a kind of suicide….

— The Red and the Black

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

— A Sentimental Education