love
money
death
love

And now I have woken up and the man I love is still here with me.

— The Brothers Karamazov

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

But they could never again find the delightful serenity, the unclouded felicity, the easy contentment, of the first stages of their love, when Mme. de Rênal’s only fear was that Julien might not love her enough.

— The Red and the Black

The gift I gave, my love for you, my hopes

Built all on you alone, do they not move you?

— Metamorphoses

There’s no power like love to take away our cares.

— Children of Gebelawi

I love you as though you were my own mother!

— Dead Souls

But how can he possibly love these new children of his when the others are no longer there, when he has lost them?

— The Brothers Karamazov

All through the whole wonderful night where he’s dancing with this and that broad, he’s in love with those two who’re not there, and he’s happy with them.

— Berlin Alexanderplatz

Then every one of you will be able to gain the whole world by his love and wash away the world’s sins with his tears…

— The Brothers Karamazov

But ever since, more than a year before, discovering to him many of the riches of his own soul, the love of music had, for a time at least, been born in him, Swann had regarded musical motifs as actual ideas, of another world, of another order, ideas veiled in shadow, unknown, impenetrable to the human mind, but none the less perfectly distinct from one another, unequal among themselves in value and significance.

— In Search of Lost Time

By acts of love.

— The Brothers Karamazov

No, we didn’t make love last night.

— The Golden Notebook

You don’t care if I love you or not?

— Journey to the End of the Night

But I did live without him, exchanged him for another love, and didn’t complain of the exchange as long as I was satisfied by that love.

— Anna Karenina

And so, if I always imagined the woman I loved in the setting I most longed at the time to visit, if I wished that it were she who showed it to me, who opened to me the gates of an unknown world, it was not by the mere hazard of a simple association of thoughts; no, it was because my dreams of travel and of love were only moments—which I isolate artificially today as though I were cutting sections at different heights in a jet of water, iridescent but seemingly without flow or motion—in a single, undeviating, irresistible outpouring of all the forces of my life.

— In Search of Lost Time

To mercy, pity, peace, and love

All pray in their distress,

And to these virtues of delight,

Return their thankfulness.

— Middlemarch

Once, and only for a moment, is that creature given the knowledge of active, living love, and this is why that creature was given life on earth, and with it, time and space.

— The Brothers Karamazov

“Do you wish,” Julien asked her, “to make the memory of our love abominable?”

— The Red and the Black

I’m proud enough never to allow myself to love a man who does not love me.

— Anna Karenina

She did in fact play the piano beautifully at regimental festivities, with the glittering splendour of a well-gilded sun floating high over chasms of emotion, and from the very beginning Ulrich had fallen in love less with this woman’s sensual presence than with the idea of her.

— The Man Without Qualities

This wife, still hopelessly in love with him, had written a very moving letter to the governor, and, seeing that the parents of his beloved would never have given their consent, Chichikov had decided to elope.

— Dead Souls

He rode to the River with Bon and then returned; after a time Sutpen returned home too, from where and for what purpose none were to know until the next Christmas, and that summer passed, the last summer, the last summer of peace and content, with Henry, doubtless without deliberate intent, pleading Bon’s suit far better than Bon, than that indolent fatalist had ever bothered to plead it himself, and Judith listening with that serenity, that impenetrable tranquility which a year or so before had been the young girl’s vague and pointless and dreamy unvolition but was now already a mature woman’s—a mature woman in love—repose.

— Absalom, Absalom!

“What nonsense, mother—you know I don’t love her—I—I tell you I don’t love her—she doesn’t even walk with my arm, because I don’t want her to.”

— Sons and Lovers

I understand it only too well: it’s the innards and the belly that long to love.

— The Brothers Karamazov

‘I am very grateful for your confidence, but …’ he said, feeling with embarrassment and vexation that what he could resolve easily and clearly in himself, he could not discuss in front of Princess Tverskoy, who was for him an embodiment of that crude force which was to guide his life in the eyes of the world and which prevented him from giving himself to his feeling of love and forgiveness.

— Anna Karenina

But then, one night, she entered the dreams of her daughter Mumtaz, the blackie whom she had never been able to love because of her skin of a South Indian fisherwoman, and realized the trouble would not stop there; because Mumtaz Aziz — like her admirer under the carpets — was also falling in love. 

— Midnight's Children

—We’ll know the long and the broad of it, in ten days—answered Mrs. Bridget, for whilst the captain is paying his addresses to you—I’m confident Mr. Trim will be for making love to me—and I’ll let him as much as he will—added Bridget—to get it all out of him——

— The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

Not did it worry her at all that all the complicated psychological attitudes were hardly on the same level as: ‘Of course I never loved him,’ with its corollary that: ‘I love Paul.’

— The Golden Notebook

For me, the exaggeration they expect degrades the idea of real love.

— A Sentimental Education

And for platonic love there can be no drama, because in such love everything is clear and pure, because …

— Anna Karenina

Monsieur Roque prowled around all the time and Mademoiselle Louise was so much in love with him that he couldn’t delay making his intentions clear much longer.

— A Sentimental Education

‘ “Ah, madam, so you love another man and have entered into a criminal liaison with him?” ’

— Anna Karenina

What good is a love that makes you yawn?

— The Red and the Black
money

Lots of money, I bet?

— The Brothers Karamazov

The truth is, he knew nothing of this man Raffles, or that there were any bad secrets about him; and he thought that Mr. Bulstrode offered him the money because he repented, out of kindness, of having refused it before.

— Middlemarch

The merchant would not give more, especially since that winter Darya Alexandrovna, claiming a direct right to her own fortune for the first time, had refused to put her signature to the receipt of the money for the last third of the wood.

— Anna Karenina

Here, Mary Jane, Susan, Joanner, take the money—take it all.

— Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

But she said, cheerfully, replying to the surface of Molly’s words: ‘Yes, I think I’ll be short of money very soon, and I’ll have to get a job.’

— The Golden Notebook

He obtained such power that no one disputed it with him, and yet he refrained from bullying and crookery and from getting rich by taking protection money and trading in drugs.

— Children of Gebelawi

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

— The Brothers Karamazov

‘No, Ilyusha,’ I told him, ‘I’ll never accept money from him now, not for anything.’

— The Brothers Karamazov

The money?

— Dead Souls

How had he lost his money?

— Père Goriot

He had always been afraid that the feelings he aroused in women might not be for himself, but for his money; and for this reason he lived only with women to whom he, for his part, gave not feelings but money.

— The Man Without Qualities

‘They’ve got a lot of money, haven’t they?’

— A Sentimental Education

You won’t find much money on him, it only comes to him in small amounts, but even so it’s worth trying to get to know him.

— Berlin Alexanderplatz

‘I’ll sail with ye,’—he says,—‘the passage money, how much is that?—I’ll pay now.’

— Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

‘Out with it, be honest, have you got the money or not?’

— A Sentimental Education

But he didn’t love money for its own sake.

— Dead Souls

“I want to sell them and give the money to M. Julien, so he won’t be a fool for staying with us.”

— The Red and the Black

Mr. Dmitry happens to need money very badly just now, very, very badly.

— The Brothers Karamazov

As if the girl hasn’t had her fingers burnt already, and she’s bringing in money.

— Berlin Alexanderplatz

So we have the murderer jumping down from the fence as a precaution, to make sure that the only witness to his crime is dead, although he is a murderer who has left next to the body of his father, whom he has just killed, what the prosecutor himself described as a fatal piece of incriminating evidence, in the form of the envelope that had contained the money.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Even if the money had been given merely to make him hold his tongue about the scandal of Bulstrode’s earlier life, the fact threw an odious light on Lydgate, who had long been sneered at as making himself subservient to the banker for the sake of working himself into predominance, and discrediting the elder members of his profession.

— Middlemarch

Many people heard him say so and, also, that one day he would find enough money to carry out his plan.

— The Brothers Karamazov

In the first place, how did we find out that there was three thousand rubles there, and who saw the money?

— The Brothers Karamazov

I ain’ gwyne to len’ no mo’ money ‘dout I see de security.

— Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

It was a long one; and as the waiter stood with his napkin under his arm waiting for the money, another waiter, a pallid individual with a vague resemblance to Martinon, came in and said:

‘Beg pardon, sir, the cashier forgot to put the cab on the bill.’

— A Sentimental Education

I am not worried about money, being short of money has never in my life upset me, I’m not afraid of being poor, and anyway one can always earn it if one sets one’s mind to it.

— The Golden Notebook

I cannot say that he was never again misled by his hopefulness: the yield of crops or the profits of a cattle sale usually fell below his estimate; and he was always prone to believe that he could make money by the purchase of a horse which turned out badly—though this, Mary observed, was of course the fault of the horse, not of Fred’s judgment.

— Middlemarch

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

But that money you showed me just now.

— The Brothers Karamazov

And he started his search for money, on a wild hunch, in the most improbable place imaginable.

— The Brothers Karamazov

You’re in good health, earning money, you love your Franz, and that’s why coming up the stairs now and standing in front of you and fiddling with your hand is Franz’s destiny and—now—yours as well.

— Berlin Alexanderplatz

This man is probably just another cheat like M. Maslon”; and Julien congratulated himself for having hidden most of his money in his boots.

— The Red and the Black

Now, imagine: you go to her place today and tell her that I sent you to give her my regards and say good-by, and she asks you, ‘And what about the money?’

— The Brothers Karamazov
death

Exhausted then and dying, these few words

She forced herself to murmur: “By our vows

Of wedlock, by the gods of home and heaven,

By my deserts, if I have well deserved,

By my death’s cause, my own still-living love,

I beg you, I implore you, not to take

Zephyr to be your wife in place of me.”

— Metamorphoses

“In judging of that tempestuous wind called Euroclydon,” says an old writer—of whose works I posses the only copy extant—“it maketh a marvelous difference, whether thou lookest out at it from a glass window where the frost is all on the outside, or whether thou observest it from that sashless window, where the frost is on both sides, and of which the wight Death is the only glazier.”

— Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

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

— Sons and Lovers

A poor man in this world can be done to death in two main ways, by the absolute indifference of his fellows in peacetime or by their homicidal mania when there’s a war.

— Journey to the End of the Night

Santoury’s cronies said: ‘To hell with him; he was bad-mannered, and that was the death of him.’

— Children of Gebelawi

Stupidity triumphed; and one of the men in Paris most worthy of being loved met his death at less than twenty-four years of age.

— The Red and the Black

Kadri instinctively knew death.

— Children of Gebelawi

Mr. Garth told me what happened on the night of Featherstone’s death—how you refused to burn the will; and he said that you had some heart-prickings on that subject, because you had been the innocent means of hindering Fred from getting his ten thousand pounds.

— Middlemarch

Somewhere outside, in an endless and incoherent murmuring, every now and then a death-rattle seemed perceptible, or else a fierce scream suddenly rose, as if from a blazing forest.

— History

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!

In this way Moosbrugger had got to his death-sentence and owed it only to Count Leinsdorf’s influence and friendly feelings towards Ulrich that there was a prospect of his mental condition being examined once again.

— The Man Without Qualities

The idea of the moment of death scarcely gave him pause either: “I will think about it after the trial.”

— The Red and the Black

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

The man who howled his grief upon a dead body has not ceased to wail in some corner of my being, in spite of the superhuman, or perhaps subhuman calm into which I am entering already; the voyager immured within the ever sedentary invalid is curious about death because it spells departure.

— Memoirs of Hadrian

From the accounts of his various suppliers, Frédéric realized that he’d soon have to pay bills amounting to about forty thousand francs, not including death duties, which would be over thirty-seven thousand, and as the money was in landed property, he wrote off to his solicitor in Le Havre telling him to dispose of part of it, to enable him to clear his debts and have some cash in hand.

— A Sentimental Education

Evidently the thought that a condemned man might have no vocation for death was too much for her.

— Journey to the End of the Night

You were acute enough to see what the book was really about—nostalgia for death.

— The Golden Notebook

——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

And then I looked at the stars, and considered how awful it would be for a man to turn his face up to them as he froze to death, and see no help or pity in all the glittering multitude.

— Great Expectations

The penitentiaries of the third order of saint Francis——the nuns of mount Calvary—the Præmonstratenses——the Clunienses—the Carthusians, and all the severer orders of nuns who lay that night in blankets or hair-cloth, were still in a worse condition than the abbess of Quedlingberg—by tumbling and tossing, and tossing and tumbling from one side of their beds to the other the whole night long—the several sisterhoods had scratch’d and mawl’d themselves all to death—they got out of their beds almost flead alive—every body thought saint Anthony had visited them for probation with his fire——they had never once, in short, shut their eyes the whole night long from vespers to matins.

— The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

‘Mind the potatoes don’t roll away, or we’ll starve to death.’

— Children of Gebelawi

Nor is death sad for death will end my sorrow;

Would he I love might live a long tomorrow!

— Metamorphoses

In fact, some time earlier, in absolute and universal secrecy, he had charged Remo, in the event of his death, to inform Signora Ida that the mattress already left her contained a surprise for her.

— History

You’ve given me my death’s blow, gentlemen!

— Père Goriot

My vengeance is my guilt:

Death must be paid with death, crime piled on crime,

Bloodshed on bloodshed.

— Metamorphoses

If you really wish to triumph in your mind over the idea of death —’ ‘Ray,’ said Lo for hurray, and languidly left the room, and for a long while I stared with smarting eyes into the fire.

— Lolita

The racehorse, once

High mettled, famous on the dusty course,

Betrays his blood, forgets his victories,

Groans in his stall and waits a weary death.

— Metamorphoses

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

“But why,” asked Mademoiselle Michonneau, “hasn’t Death-Dodger simply taken all this money and run off?”

— Père Goriot

Death is at hand.

— Berlin Alexanderplatz

You too, dear father, you, immortal now

And destined by your birthright to live on

Through all eternity, will long to die

When you are tortured by the serpent’s blood,

That agonizing poison in your wounds;

And, saved from immortality, the gods

Shall put you in death’s power, and the three

Goddesses shall unloose your threads of fate.

— Metamorphoses

For fully six thousand of them were killed, of whom not one was seen fleeing or asking for mercy, but who were on the contrary seeking, some here, some there, through the streets, to confront the victorious enemy and to provoke an honorable death at his hands.

— Essays

Levin would have liked to talk with them, to hear what they said to their father, but Natalie turned to him, and just then Lvov’s colleague, Makhotin, in a court uniform, came into the room to fetch him, so that they could go together to meet someone, and now an endless conversation started about Herzegovina, Princess Korzinsky, the duma, and the unexpected death of Mme Apraksin.

— Anna Karenina