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love

In Paris, Julien’s relationship with Mme. de Rênal would have been simplified very quickly; but in Paris, love is the child of fiction.

— The Red and the Black

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

And since there was always lurking in my mind the dream of a woman who would enrich me with her love, that dream in those two summers was quickened with the fresh coolness of running water; and whoever she might be, the woman whose image I called to mind, flowers, purple and red, would at once spring up on either side of her like complementary colours.

— In Search of Lost Time

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

This, for once, was not just a woman dominated by her body and exhibiting a ridiculous yearning to find comfort in a high intellectual tone; here it was the beauty of that body itself uttering its right to the gentle dignity of love.

— The Man Without Qualities

Weary of the monotony of a moral life, as irreproachably moral women in general often are, she not only excused criminal love from a distance but even envied it.

— Anna Karenina

In love!——said the corporal—your honour was very well the day before yesterday, when I was telling your honour the story of the King of Bohemia—Bohemia! said my uncle Toby— — — — musing a long time — — — What became of that story Trim?

— The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

“Ay,” his mother said, “I’m afraid he’s ruining himself against that creature, who isn’t worthy of his love, no, no more than a rag doll.”

— Sons and Lovers

And to the small extent to which this detachment was not absolute, the reason for this new pleasure which Swann was tasting was that he could take refuge for a moment in those few and distant parts of himself which had remained more or less extraneous to his love and to his pain.

— In Search of Lost Time

I’ve got this well under way, because she didn’t seem particularly startled, hearing me say, ‘And you, will you love me too?’

— Père Goriot

It looked like feeling my scar and my bump had made her drunk with love all of a sudden!

— Journey to the End of the Night

Why, a man cannot commit a sin so great as to exhaust the infinite love of God.

— The Brothers Karamazov

To die — and he will repent, pity, love and suffer for me.

— Anna Karenina

But if, on the other hand, the father fails to prove to his son that he is worthy of his love, he does not deserve to be his father and the son is free to consider his father as a stranger or even as his enemy.

— The Brothers Karamazov

He more or less stopped going to the shop, and but for his father’s love and sympathy he would have had nothing to live on.

— Children of Gebelawi

‘ “Who hast brought into unity those who were sundered, and hast ordained for them an indissoluble bond of love” — how profound these words are, and how well they correspond to what one feels at this moment!’ thought Levin.

— Anna Karenina

Only love occupies a special position in all this; for it is in this exceptional case that the second half grows on.

— The Man Without Qualities

Give me the chance to prove I love you only because you’re you.

— Père Goriot

And she looked at him lying there, her heart did not warm with love.

— Sons and Lovers

O! there is a sweet æra in the life of man, when, (the brain being tender and fibrillous, and more like pap than any thing else)——a story read of two fond lovers, separated from each other by cruel parents, and by still more cruel destiny——

Amandus——He

Amanda——She——

each ignorant of the other’s course,

He——east

She——west

Amandus taken captive by the Turks, and carried to the emperor of Morocco’s court, where the princess of Morocco falling in love with him, keeps him twenty years in prison, for the love of his Amanda——

She—(Amanda) all the time wandering barefoot, and with dishevell’d hair, o’er rocks and mountains enquiring for Amandus——Amandus! Amandus!—making every hill and vally to echo back his name——

Amandus! Amandus!

at every town and city sitting down forlorn at the gate——Has Amandus!—has my Amandus enter’d?——till,——going round, and round, and round the world——chance unexpected bringing them at the same moment of the night, though by different ways, to the gate of Lyons their native city, and each in well known accents calling out aloud,

Is Amandus

Is my Amanda     still alive?

they fly into each others arms, and both drop down dead for joy.

— The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

The important thing was that we should see each other, Gilberte and I, and should have an opportunity of making a mutual avowal of our love which, until then, would not officially (so to speak) have begun.

— In Search of Lost Time

He who has kissed by the beautiful sea, while the billows listened and rippled with mirth, he knows what life’s greatest charm can be, he has whispered to love upon this earth.

— Berlin Alexanderplatz

But, believe me, smother this man in mercy and love, and he will curse his wayward past, for there is so much that is promising in him!

— The Brothers Karamazov

For like all people in love, Diotima enjoyed talking about the object of her love, without—or at least so she believed—betraying herself.

— The Man Without Qualities

Now, a week ago, Mitya suddenly tells me that Ivan is in love with that woman, because he keeps visiting her all the time.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Arnheim regretted most fervently that he had no spark of that desire which is one and the same in all things and can sweep a man just as easily into an ill-considered business deal as into an ill-considered love-affair, and, regretting this as he did, he began to expatiate on the subject of desire.

— The Man Without Qualities

‘But your love, my John, where is your love for me?’

— The Golden Notebook

‘But you all love those animal pleasures,’ she said, and again he noticed her gloomy eyes, which avoided him.

— Anna Karenina

It was not love that led her to detest him, but disappointment.

— Père Goriot

Though He is frightening in His greatness, terrifying in His majesty, He is also infinitely merciful and, out of love, He has made Himself like one of us and shares our joy and turns our water into wine, so that the joy of the guests shall not cease, and He invites more and more guests, unceasingly, more new guests forever and ever.

— The Brothers Karamazov

I love you.

— Sons and Lovers

The inanimate thing also enters, unknown as it is, but full of trust, into the companionship of those who love.

— The Man Without Qualities

Then she went towards him, and might have represented a heaven-sent angel coming with a promise that the short hours remaining should yet be filled with that faithful love which clings the closer to a comprehended grief.

— Middlemarch
money

“One question arises now,” Nelyudov said particularly softly; “could you please tell us where you suddenly got hold of all that money, because, from the facts we have established, you cannot possibly have had time even to go home.”

— The Brothers Karamazov

Anyway, where would you find the money, in the first place?

— Père Goriot

His pallor did him credit in the eyes of his companions, the young seminarists; he found them far less spiteful, less inclined to bow down to money, than those in Besançon; they thought he was consumptive.

— The Red and the Black

Dorothea’s outpouring of her notions about money, in the darkness of the night, had done nothing but bring a mixture of more odious foreboding into her husband’s mind.

— Middlemarch

Judith came into town one day and brought him the money, some of it, where she got it from he never knew, unless it was what she had left out of the price of the store which he sold for her; brought the money in with the inscription (except the date of death of course) all written out as you see it, during that three weeks while Clytie was in New Orleans finding the boy to fetch him back though your grandfather of course did not know this, money and inscription not for herself but for him.”

— Absalom, Absalom!

It’s money we need, to buy food, even if only a few tortillas and chilis.

— Pedro Páramo

But then we took her money and spent it, so she couldn’t go back to Petersburg.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Opinions may be divided as to his wisdom in making this present: some may think that it was a graceful attention to be expected from a man like Lydgate, and that the fault of any troublesome consequences lay in the pinched narrowness of provincial life at that time, which offered no conveniences for professional people whose fortune was not proportioned to their tastes; also, in Lydgate’s ridiculous fastidiousness about asking his friends for money.

— Middlemarch

And that’s where Dmitry has his value: he has no money, but he at least is quite capable of marrying her.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Thus Arnheim would have spoken, for a voice somewhere deep within him distinctly told him that one could no more do without money than without reason and morality.

— The Man Without Qualities

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

— The Brothers Karamazov

They are refusing emotion because at the end of every emotion are property, money, power.

— The Golden Notebook

So why, may I ask, did Smerdyakov have to tell Dmitry Karamazov beforehand both about the money and the secret knocking signals?

— The Brothers Karamazov

But then he ran out of money.

— Berlin Alexanderplatz

Of course, it is sinking money; that is why people object to it.

— Middlemarch

The dashing Willi doesn’t have much in the way of money, he’s a quick thinker and a bright fellow, but a beginner among pickpockets, and that’s why he’s leeching off Franz.

— Berlin Alexanderplatz

———And as far as the hundred pounds went, he would fling it upon the table, guinea by guinea, with that spirited jerk of an honest welcome, which generous souls, and generous souls only, are able to fling down money: but as soon as ever he enter’d upon the odd fifty,—he generally gave a loud Hem!—rubb’d the side of his nose leisurely with the flat part of his fore finger,——inserted his hand cautiously betwixt his head and the cawl of his wig,—look’d at both sides of every guinea, as he parted with it,—and seldom could get to the end of the fifty pounds, without pulling out his handkerchief, and wiping his temples.

— The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

I’ll go to Siberia for it if I must, but I’ll pay you back that money.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Neither did she ever give me any money or anything but my daily dinner—nor even stipulate that I should be paid for my services.

— Great Expectations

There Was No Money and No Robbery

— The Brothers Karamazov

And indeed, a good deal of money had been and was still being spent on this case, altogether unproductively, and it was obvious that the whole case could lead nowhere.

— Anna Karenina

And then I go down, see, I’d like to take everything off their hands, but downstairs I start to get worried: no money, no money.

— Berlin Alexanderplatz

Nobody don’t have to pay for the things they buy till a whole day after the auction, on accounts of the short notice, and they ain’t going out of this till they get that money—and the way we’ve fixed it the sale ain’t going to count, and they ain’t going to get no money.

— Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

If you need money, I will give it to you.

— Anna Karenina

Restaud is of noble birth, so his wife’s been taken up, she’s been presented at Court, but her sister, her rich sister, the beautiful Madame Delphine de Nucingen, though she’s the wife of a man of money, is dying of envy; jealousy is eating her alive, she’s totally divorced from her sister; indeed, her sister is no longer her sister; these two women have disowned each other exactly as they’ve disowned their father.

— Père Goriot

Money mounts up if you’re patient; don’t despair of that.

— Children of Gebelawi

‘I dare say,’ I went on, meaning to be very severe, ‘that you wouldn’t lend money to any of us if we wanted it.’

— Great Expectations

He was met with cynical sneers, suspicious glares, and evasive quibbling about money that he considered his.

— The Brothers Karamazov

But they don’t come up with anything, we’ve got to the happy end now, Herbert is a pimp as well, the boys have all got these golden girls, they blame them for everything, they claim to have got all their money off them.

— Berlin Alexanderplatz

I’m giving you the money; the men are just a loan.

— Pedro Páramo

I peddled haberdashery from village to village in Macedonia, and instead of money I used to take cheese, wool, butter, rabbits and corn.

— Zorba the Greek

Power, money, honours — that’s what women are seeking,’ said Pestsov.

— Anna Karenina

Because I’ve no money to pay you!

— Zorba the Greek
death

He poured—unthanked—sweet perfumes on her breast,

Gave her a loving last embrace, and mourned

With all due obsequies her death undue.

— Metamorphoses

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

He had a bad chi or personal god, and evil fortune followed him to the grave, or rather to his death, for he had no grave.

— Things Fall Apart

That death would be in vain if I lacked the courage to look straight at it, keeping in mind those qualities of cold and silence, of coagulated blood and inert members which men cover up so quickly with earth, and with hypocrisy; I chose to grope my way in the dark without recourse to such weak lamps.

— Memoirs of Hadrian

Exactly three months after Sofia’s death, the General’s widow suddenly appeared in our town, going straight to Mr. Karamazov’s house.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Nobody supposes that Mr. Lydgate can go on holding up his head in Middlemarch, things look so black about the thousand pounds he took just at that man’s death.

— Middlemarch

Through you the land

Of Epidaurus saw the Club-Bearer,

Laid low; Cephisus’ river banks

Saw cruel Procrustes slain, and Ceres’ town,

Eleusis, saw the death of Cercyon.

— Metamorphoses

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

For only in possessing this woman had Eugène realized that, till then, he had simply desired rather than loved her: happiness had created love, since love is sometimes nothing more than the acknowledgement of pleasure.

— Père Goriot

My death had seemed to me the most personal of my decisions, my supreme redoubt as a free man; I was mistaken.

— Memoirs of Hadrian

Friend Farlow, who was a lawyer of sorts and ought to have been able to give me some solid advice, was too much occupied with Jean’s cancer to do anything more than what he had promised — namely, to look after Charlotte’s meager estate while I recovered very gradually from the shock of her death.

— Lolita

Have You forgotten that peace, and even death, is more attractive to man than the freedom of choice that derives from the knowledge of good and evil?

— The Brothers Karamazov

The men was very huffy, and some of them wanted to hang Jim, for an example to all the other niggers around there, so they wouldn’t be trying to run away, like Jim done, and making such a raft of trouble, and keeping a whole family scared most to death for days and nights.

— Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Everyone has his own life … his role … his death …

— Journey to the End of the Night

——I would be picquetted to death, cried the corporal, as he concluded Susannah’s story, before I would suffer the woman to come to any harm,—’twas my fault, an’ please your honour,—not hers.

— The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

I found it incredible that this day, lacking all omens and premonitions, should be the day of my implacable death.

— Ficciones

Unity of consciousness: this is the victory of the revolution over death, the end of History, and the birth of God!

— History

Quickly death and judgment approach.

— Berlin Alexanderplatz

An incident not unlike that which befell the city of the Xanthians, who, besieged by Brutus, flew pell-mell, men, women, and children, into such a frenzied craving for death that there is nothing done to escape death which they did not do to escape life; so that only with difficulty could Brutus save a very small number of them.

— Essays

Egypt, who had witnessed the death agony, would have also her part in the apotheosis: it would be the most secret and sombre part, and the harshest, for this country would play the eternal role of embalmer to his body.

— Memoirs of Hadrian

I can remember them in ’70; in those wretched wars they’ve no fear of death left in them; they’re nothing more nor less than madmen; and then they aren’t worth the price of a rope to hang them with; they’re not men any more, they’re lions.

— In Search of Lost Time

Long after her death I felt her thoughts floating through mine.

— Lolita

He lay for several days between life and death.

— Anna Karenina

This kind of test (one of the many and various experiments doctors carried out in the Lagers) consisted of subjecting the prisoner to sudden changes in atmospheric pressure; and it normally ended in madness and death through pulmonary hemorrhage.

— History

Please don’t let me be tortured and put to death.

— The Decameron

And from then on I was too near my own death to take time for meditation upon those two endings.

— Memoirs of Hadrian

He walked through the house of death, and straight out on the other side.

— The Recognition of Śakuntalā

You shuddered as you gazed, and wondered what monstrous cannibal and savage could ever have gone a death-harvesting with such a hacking, horrifying implement.

— Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

“There,” said Mathilde to herself, “that proves my maxim very nicely: high birth robs a man of that strength of character without which he can never get himself condemned to death.

— The Red and the Black

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

— Things Fall Apart

Here now’s the very dreaded symbol of grim death, by a mere hap, made the expressive sign of the help and hope of most endangered life.

— Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

“A sort of hush: the whole night, wondering, and asleep: I suppose that’s what we do in death: sleep on wonder.”

— Sons and Lovers

He could hardly stand; this man once so full of vitality seemed more changed than others are by the approach of death.

— Memoirs of Hadrian