love
money
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love

Love her!

— Great Expectations

It’s frightening, but I love seeing his face and love this fantastic light …

— Anna Karenina

And so the proclamation means: that in the face of this decisive obscenity of History, witnesses had two choices open to them: either the definitive disease, namely becoming definitive accomplices of the scandal, or else definitive health—because precisely from the spectacle of the extreme obscenity it was still possible to learn pure love …

— History

And now, when he had come to know her, to love her as he ought to have loved her, he had been humiliated before her and had lost her for ever, leaving her with nothing but a disgraceful memory of himself.

— Anna Karenina

And in his subsequent business travels, he had passed through Cosenza and met his first love there.

— History

—We lost it, an’ please your honour, somehow betwixt us—but your honour was as free from love then, as I am——’twas, just whilst thou went’st off with the wheel-barrow—with Mrs. Wadman, quoth my uncle Toby——She has left a ball here—added my uncle Toby—pointing to his breast——

— The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

“I must say our jokes are in really charming taste, my dear Charles… but how tiresome it is that I never see you now,” she went on in a winning tone, “I do so love talking to you.”

— In Search of Lost Time

In fact, in a sense, they even love the children because of the tortures they inflict upon them.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Meanwhile his dark young love is lurking at the other end of the platform in a group of her own people.

— The Golden Notebook

Hans Sepp had a grand theory of love, and probably she found in it the deeper meaning of her own existence.

— The Man Without Qualities

This second inclination was the natural consequence of the love she had been feeling for years, a love, it must be added, that did not burst into flame, but smouldered listlessly within her; and her feelings resembled those of someone who loves an unworthy person and whose soul is affronted and tormented by the body’s contemptible tendency towards submission.

— The Man Without Qualities

I love him.

— The Brothers Karamazov

She sent to him asking him to come to her at once; with a sinking heart she waited for him, thinking up the words in which she would tell him everything, and the expressions of love with which he would comfort her.

— Anna Karenina

He bullied the animal terribly, teaching it all kinds of tricks, and reducing it to such a state that the poor beast howled for hours on end when Kolya was away at school and, when he came back, squealed crazily with delight, stood on its hind legs, lay down and pretended to be dead, and so on, repeating all the tricks it had been taught without being ordered to, just out of overwhelming gratitude and love for its master.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Has she made all the sacrifices for you to which this fatal love betrayed me?

— The Red and the Black

I remember thinking, when I first saw Janet: Well, what does it matter, love, marriage, happiness, etc.

— The Golden Notebook

The dullest love dialogues are kind of amusing when you know the people.

— Journey to the End of the Night

With the Diana of the forests I have always maintained the swift-changing and passionate relations which are those of a man with the object of his love: the boar hunt gave me my first chance, as a boy, for command and for encounter with danger; I fairly threw myself into the sport, and my excesses in it brought reprimands from Trajan.

— Memoirs of Hadrian

I have not tended my own vineyard

and he took me into the house

and his banners of love were over me!

— History

Still, I love you.

— Great Expectations

Why couldn’t there be among them one martyr, a man filled with great sadness and love for his fellow men?

— The Brothers Karamazov

This act of masculine clumsiness was the spear through the side of her love for Morel.

— Sons and Lovers

For they all stood up and invited him to accompany them into a cool walled garden, where they plied him with excellent wines and sweetmeats, and eventually they asked him, charmingly and with good grace, how it came about that he had fallen in love with this fair lady, when he was well aware that she was being courted by many a handsome, well-bred and sprightly young admirer.

— The Decameron

“I do love you,” Alyosha said with feeling.

— The Brothers Karamazov

We have waged war on the devils; and whenever one of them makes room, love comes in.

— Children of Gebelawi

Come with the primrose, the love-vine, the buttercup; come with the stone-crop, whereof are posies made, pledges of love, in the Balzacian flora, come with that flower of the Resurrection morning, the Easter daisy, come with the snowballs of the guelder-rose, which begin to perfume the alleys of your great aunt’s garden ere the last snows of Lent are melted from its soil.

— In Search of Lost Time

And then we’ve got Women in Love and Friendship, and they don’t natter, they fight.

— Berlin Alexanderplatz

“I hope so–because if it were not, love might be a very terrible thing,” she said.

— Sons and Lovers

While he was speaking there came a vivid flash of lightening which lit each of them up for the other—and the light seemed to be the terror of a hopeless love.

— Middlemarch

But until the meek inherit the earth, until the armies are disbanded, the lamb grazes in peace beside the wolf and the child plays water-polo in the river with the crocodile, until that time of happiness and love comes along, I for one shall continue to express myself in this twisted manner.

— Season of Migration to the North

All the same, the result was that crime, love and melancholy had fused in her to form one circuit of ideas, one that was highly dangerous.

— The Man Without Qualities

For critics are very often not wicked men at all, but, thanks to the unpropitious nature of the times, ex-poets who have to pin their hearts to something in order to remain articulate; they are war-poets or love-poets according to the nature of the spiritual harvest that they must turn to account satisfactorily somehow, and it is easy enough to understand that they naturally prefer the book of a superman of letters for this purpose to that of an ordinary man of letters.

— The Man Without Qualities

Then all men will be saints and will love one another, and there will be no poor and no rich, no mighty and no humiliated—all will be the children of God and the true kingdom of Christ will come.

— The Brothers Karamazov
money

Oh, it was money he needed now more than anything else!

— The Brothers Karamazov

And if the discarded envelope was lying on the floor, why can’t we come to just the opposite conclusion—namely, that the fact that the torn envelope was found on the floor shows that its owner had thrown it away after removing the money from it?

— The Brothers Karamazov

He had acquired his wealth through his investments on Monsieur Dambreuse’s behalf, for by lending money to people offering sound security on mortgages, he was able to ask for extra interest or commission and with his ever-watchful eye there was no capital risk.

— A Sentimental Education

An industrialist had offered a prize, of an unusually large sum of money, to be awarded for the best achievement in the military training of civilian youth.

— The Man Without Qualities

We’ll give you a little money, take it and shove off …

— Journey to the End of the Night

None of them counted the money.

— Sons and Lovers

“That is the money from your yams,” he said.

— Things Fall Apart

You are earning enough money not to have to work, due to the arbitrary rewards of our publishing system …

— The Golden Notebook

The limits are money-limits.

— The Golden Notebook

The pawnshop receipt’s under the money.

— Père Goriot

Such donations are usually a self-imposed penance and are always paid out of money earned by the person’s own labor.

— The Brothers Karamazov

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

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

— Middlemarch

As to the amount of money Mitya had on him, Kalganov refused to make an estimate: “I don’t know how much there was.”

— The Brothers Karamazov

So you’d better sell them there yourself if you can get three times the money for them.

— Dead Souls

Then he sent for the Englishman and for the moneylender, and divided the money he had available into payments.

— Anna Karenina

“The marquis adds: ‘M. Julien de La Vernaye will have received this money from his father, whom it is unnecessary to designate otherwise.

— The Red and the Black

And, on the other hand, we are faced with your incomprehensible, stubborn, almost obdurate refusal to reveal the source of the money that suddenly appeared in your hands when only three hours earlier you had had to pawn your pistols to obtain ten rubles—by your own admission!

— The Brothers Karamazov

But the little shepherd was annoyed:

“To hell with money!” he shouted.

— Zorba the Greek

Put the case that the child grew up, and was married for money.

— Great Expectations

Instead of his loud tormenting mood, he showed an intense, vague terror, and seemed to deprecate Bulstrode’s anger, because the money was all gone—he had been robbed—it had half of it been taken from him.

— Middlemarch

All money is fake!

— History

One of his close friends had stolen some money and it had to be returned that very day.

— A Sentimental Education

Then a little light goes on inside her, he’s really not doing it on account of money, and the thing with his arm before, he’s always thinking about his arm.

— Berlin Alexanderplatz

So dey didn’ none uv us git no money.

— Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

I want money, money makes money, a man needs money.

— Berlin Alexanderplatz

Ah, but he’d never have found the money.

— The Brothers Karamazov

I cannot conceive why money should have been referred to.

— Middlemarch

He encourages her, with all the thoughtlessness of youth; while Mrs. Boothby, neglected by her hard-drinking money-loving husband, conceives a powerful but secret passion for the good-looking youth.

— The Golden Notebook

We want to lug this h-yer money up stairs and count it before everybody—then ther’ ain’t noth’n suspicious.

— Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

I will not touch your key or your money, sir.

— Middlemarch

“Count your money,” laughed Paul, as she broke the flat seeds one by one from the roll of coin.

— Sons and Lovers

Despite the enormous amount of money that the hospital, the machines, the cows ordered from Switzerland and many other things had cost him, he was certain that he was not wasting but increasing his fortune.

— Anna Karenina
death

How many people we see in the war between the Turks and the Greeks accept a cruel death rather than abandon circumcision for baptism!

— Essays

Three years have passed since her husband’s death.

— Season of Migration to the North

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

But she says his death hurt her much much more.

— Pedro Páramo

Like a traveller sailing the Archipelago who sees the luminous mists lift toward evening, and little by little makes out the shore, I begin to discern the profile of my death.

— Memoirs of Hadrian

Suffering, steadily increasing, did its part in preparing him for death.

— Anna Karenina

The death of his father dragged other deaths with it, and in each of them was always the image of that shattered face: one eye mangled, the other staring vengefully.

— Pedro Páramo

And now in sleep like death the old king lay

Relaxed and with their king the royal guard,

Sleep given by her magic chants and spells.

— Metamorphoses

He was in cahoots with death.

— Journey to the End of the Night

For fear of death he had put himself under the Trustee’s protection and lost everything; and yet death had come—death, which destroyed life with fear even before it struck.

— Children of Gebelawi

What am I saying! half a company, were it only fifty men, but ready to fight and devoted to the good cause, in life as in death.

— The Red and the Black

But I only spent my nights awake in the back room and risked death twice for the good of the alley.

— Children of Gebelawi

“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

But the more he strained to think, the clearer it became to him that it was undoubtedly so, that he had actually forgotten, overlooked in his life one small circumstance — that death would come and everything would end, that it was not worth starting anything and that nothing could possibly be done about it.

— Anna Karenina

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

— Pedro Páramo

He took Alyosha to a far corner of our cemetery where he pointed out a cheap but decently kept grave with an iron headstone bearing the name of the deceased, the dates of her birth and death, and even an ancient four-line verse such as is often found on the tombs of lower middle-class folk.

— The Brothers Karamazov

—Take away its herses, its mutes, and its mourning,—its plumes, scutcheons, and other mechanic aids—What is it?—Better in battle! continued my father, smiling, for he had absolutely forgot my brother Bobby—’tis terrible no way—for consider, brother Toby,—when we are—death is not;—and when death is—we are not.

— The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

It was a form of death: living impulse turned into an abstraction.

— Sons and Lovers

“He’s starved his people to death, the lousy pig.”

— Dead Souls

The sight of his brother and the proximity of death renewed in Levin’s soul that feeling of horror at the inscrutability and, with that, the nearness and inevitability of death, which had seized him on that autumn evening when his brother had come for a visit.

— Anna Karenina

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

Yet he had not been such a close friend as to figure in a dream so long after his death.

— The Sound of the Mountain

Within are shabby shelves, ranged round with old decanters, bottles, flasks; and in those jaws of swift destruction, like another cursed Jonah (by which name indeed they called him), bustles a little withered old man, who, for their money, dearly sells the sailors deliriums and death.

— Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

The death of a young man who had not known he was going to commit suicide until the moment of death, when he understood that he had in fact been preparing for it, and in great detail, for months.

— The Golden Notebook

A criminal, in his time a man accursed (how do you know, my child?) at the altar, Orestes, has bludgeoned to death one Clytemnestra—not an easy name to say—and she was his mother.

— Berlin Alexanderplatz

Even when I am talking to myself alone, and two steps from death, I am still hypocritical….

— The Red and the Black

M. de Rouvrary was to become duke upon the death of a very old uncle.

— The Red and the Black

A moment later she added, inarticulate with rage: “No, but, don’t you agree, the filthy creature…” unwittingly using, perhaps in obedience to the same obscure need to justify herself—like Françoise at Combray, when the chicken refused to die—the very words which the last convulsions of an inoffensive animal in its death throes wring from the peasant who is engaged in taking its life.

— In Search of Lost Time

“Stand by, men; he stirs,” cried Starbuck as the three lines suddenly vibrated in the water, distinctly conducting upwards to them, as by magnetic wires, the life and death throbs of the whale, so that every oarsman felt them in his seat.

— Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

There is a reaper, Death yclept, by Almighty God employed.

— Berlin Alexanderplatz

Ever since Stalin’s death in 1953 there has been a state of affairs in the C.P. that the old hands say would have been impossible at any time before.

— The Golden Notebook

John Vischa, who troubled Bohemia in defense of Wiclif’s errors, willed to be flayed after his death and to have a drum made of his skin to carry into war against his enemies; thinking that this would help continue the advantages he had obtained in the wars he had conducted against them.

— Essays

“What is it?” she asked, feeling sick to death.

— Sons and Lovers