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love

She resigned no domestic function to her daughter; and the matron’s blooming good-natured face, with the too volatile pink strings floating from her fine throat, and her cheery manners to husband and children, was certainly among the great attractions of the Vincy house—attractions which made it all the easier to fall in love with the daughter.

— Middlemarch

So he adjured them, weeping tenderly,

And kissed his child goodbye, and took their hands

And joined them, his and hers, to seal their pledge

And charged them to remember his fond love

To Procne and his grandson far away.

— Metamorphoses

Don’t I love him more than before?

— Anna Karenina

‘Dear Biddy,’ said I, ‘you have the best husband in the whole world, and if you could have seen him by my bed you would have—But no, you couldn’t love him better than you do.’

— Great Expectations

He calculated that after five or six years of careful attention he would succeed in making her love him again.

— The Red and the Black

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

My Love’s striped, black-and-white, cotton frock, jaunty blue cap, white socks and brown moccasins were not quite in keeping with the large beautifully cut aquamarine on a silver chainlet, which gemmed her throat: a spring rain gift from me.

— Lolita

And Jove replied: ‘The child is yours and mine,

Our common care and love.

— Metamorphoses

“Let me kiss your feet, my love!” said Bouboulina, making ready to drop to the ground.

— Zorba the Greek

‘My daughter is in love with you,’ she said.

— Anna Karenina

It is rather doubtful that gentlemen of his type—those who are not too fat nor yet too thin—are capable of love.

— Dead Souls

Although he wished happiness for Madame de Nucingen a thousand times every day, she had yet to know the sweetness of love.

— Père Goriot

Richard pretended to love me again.

— The Golden Notebook

She looked at him with her bright blue eyes full of love and joy.

— Sons and Lovers

As a rule, when he started love-making, the emotion was strong enough to carry with it everything, reason, soul, blood, in a great sweep, like the Trent carries bodily its black-swirls and intertwinings, noiselessly.

— Sons and Lovers

Love her, love her, love her!

— Great Expectations

—And I’ve tried to find out—and I don’t think I love you as a man ought to love his wife.

— Sons and Lovers

I was thinking, all the while, I love you.

— Sons and Lovers

But then there is much love in men, almost Christ-like love, I know that myself, Ivan…

— The Brothers Karamazov

When we had grown more accustomed to this religious darkness we could discern in her features the disinterested love of humanity, the tender respect for the gentry, which the hope of receiving New Year bounty intensified in the nobler regions of her heart.

— In Search of Lost Time

If you don’t tell her you love and want her, she starts crying.

— Zorba the Greek

And so all the odd changes which take place in the relations between the miller’s wife and the boy, changes which only the gradual dawning of love can explain, seemed to me steeped in a mystery the key to which (I readily believed) lay in that strange and mellifluous name of Champi, which invested the boy who bore it, I had no idea why, with its own vivid, ruddy, charming colour.

— In Search of Lost Time

He is a man with a long experience of women needing love.

— The Golden Notebook

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

— Anna Karenina

For your sake

I love the lonely places and the woods;

Your breath I seek for ever on my lips.

— Metamorphoses

Neptune she drew, changed to savage bull

For love of Canace; and Neptune too

Sired, as Enipeus, the Aloidae;

Bisaltes’ child he cheated as a ram;

The corn’s most gracious mother, golden-haired,

Suffered him as a horse, and, as a bird,

The snake-tressed mother of the flying steed;

And poor Melantho knew him as a dolphin.

— Metamorphoses

It’s a real heartbreak, a fantastic farce: she’s in love with your brother Ivan but is trying very hard to convince herself that she’s really in love with your brother Dmitry.

— The Brothers Karamazov

What I am going to say to thee, is upon the nature of women, and of love-making to them; and perhaps it is as well for thee—tho’ not so well for me—that thou hast occasion for a letter of instructions upon that head, and that I am able to write it to thee.

— The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

What happened to this old fellow could happen to the prettiest woman in the world, with the man she loves best: if her love bores him, he’ll leave her, he’ll do some cowardly thing, anything, to get away from her.

— Père Goriot

I no longer love you, sir; my wild imagination played me false.

— The Red and the Black

Her dark eyes, full of love, earnest and searching, made him turn away.

— Sons and Lovers

For in this was Swann was kept in that state of painful agitation which had already been powerful enough to cause his love to blossom, on the night when he had failed to find Odette at the Verdurins’ and had hunted for her all evening.

— In Search of Lost Time

Then you had, let’s say, the misfortune to fall in love with someone other than your husband.

— Anna Karenina
money

They did not even try to conceal from him that they suspected him of sewing money into his clothes.

— The Brothers Karamazov

It is protest enough against the pluralism they want to reform if I give somebody else most of the money.

— Middlemarch

Let father come–bring money.

— Sons and Lovers

Although she was well aware that he was deceiving her (being fully convinced that now she would have to bear everything, including even his faithlessness), she nevertheless put three thousand rubles at his disposal, letting him understand quite clearly that she was offering him this money to betray her with.

— The Brothers Karamazov

But tell me, my dear friend, tell me this: wouldn’t you despise me yourself, Mr. Karamazov, if I accepted this money?

— The Brothers Karamazov

And you hear, your papa says he will give no money.

— Middlemarch

[The right side of the black notebook, under the heading Money, continued.]

— The Golden Notebook

But now suppose you loved a woman, loved her to desperation, and she didn’t have the money she needed, lots of money for her clothes, for her carriage–for everything she’s always dreamed about?

— Père Goriot

For in this he was not different from his whole era, which had newly developed a strong religious tendency, not as the result of any religious destiny, but merely, as it seems, out of a feminine and irritable rebellion against money, knowledge, and calculation, to all of which it passionately succumbed.

— The Man Without Qualities

Each of the Morel children, William, then Annie, then Paul, had fetched the money on Friday afternoons, until they went themselves to work.

— Sons and Lovers

She showed me the money from a distance, even boasting about it.

— The Brothers Karamazov

My own money buys me nothing but an uneasy conscience.

— Middlemarch

This had not caused his image to enlarge, for her; rather he had seemed to shrink, against a background of international money.

— The Golden Notebook

Listening to the story of my travels, Baryton not only relished a surge of romantic emotion but rejoiced at the money he was saving.

— Journey to the End of the Night

On top of all that, the youth confessed that he had killed the shop owner and that the money he now had on him had been stolen from the shop.

— The Brothers Karamazov

And so I took Grushenka to Mokroye and we had a party right here, in this very inn, a party that went on for two days and two nights and on which I spent half of that stinking money, that is, about fifteen hundred rubles.

— The Brothers Karamazov

‘Why—why do you want to give me money?’

— Berlin Alexanderplatz

Money trickled in irregularly from her only novel, Frontiers of War, once a best-seller, which still earned just enough for her to live on.

— The Golden Notebook

If I told you where I had got the money, it would be a disgrace that would be even worse for me than killing and robbing my father—if I had done it, I mean.

— The Brothers Karamazov

I returned with money with which to buy land, repair the water-wheel, and circumcise my sons.

— Season of Migration to the North

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

— Anna Karenina

I took the offensive: “Lola, lend me the money you promised or I’ll sleep here, and you’ll hear me repeat all I know about cancer, its complications, its hereditary character, because you know, Lola, cancer is hereditary, and don’t forget it!”

— Journey to the End of the Night

But when the baroness said, “If you’re not my accomplice, I’ll have to look on you as my enemy,” he accepted the money.

— Père Goriot

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

And yet, I repeat, we weren’t playing for money, only for fun and glory …

— Journey to the End of the Night

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

Instead, I was asked to give the money to pious organizations: St. Joseph’s, The Blessed Virgin’s, and so on.

— The Red and the Black

A friend and comrade is likely to betray you, or at least let you down when you’re in distress, while money will never let you down whatever your trouble.

— Dead Souls

You should have seen him tossing money to those gypsy girls!

— The Brothers Karamazov

He hurriedly transferred the money from his right hand to his left, and with his right hand nervously pulled out his handkerchief.

— The Brothers Karamazov

But what excuse could I find to ask him for money?

— A Sentimental Education

And what are we doing with our money?

— Middlemarch

They’ve managed to ascertain that there’s money in the office safe.

— Berlin Alexanderplatz
death

All the speakers seized the opportunity to inveigh against socialism, which had led to Monsieur Dambreuse’s death.

— A Sentimental Education

The death of so young a child was just an accident in her opinion, not the same as a normal death, which might have given her food for thought.

— Journey to the End of the Night

I sat down to wait for death.

— Pedro Páramo

—Your honour fears not death yourself.

— The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

On the other hand, the precision that the psychiatrists displayed in their attitude to the great question whether or not it was permissible to condemn Moosbrugger to death was entirely and wholly exact, for it did not presume to say more than that the clinical picture he presented corresponded exactly to no clinical picture observed hitherto, and left the further decision to the lawyers.

— The Man Without Qualities

If I were to string together here a long list of those of all sexes and conditions and sects in happier times who have either awaited death resolutely or sought it voluntarily, and sought it not only to flee the ills of this life, but some simply to flee satiety with living and others for the hope of a better condition elsewhere, I should never have done.

— Essays

Some called for Cepheus’ death beside

His son-in-law, but he by now had left

The hall, calling Faith, Justice and the Gods

Of Hospitality to bear him witness

That what was done defied his word and will.

— Metamorphoses

A house must be taken instead of the rooms he at present occupied; and Lydgate, having heard Rosamond speak with admiration of old Mrs. Bretton’s house (situated in Lowick Gate), took notice when it fell vacant after the old lady’s death, and immediately entered into treaty for it.

— Middlemarch

The calendar hath not an evil day

For souls made one by love, and even death

Were sweetness, if it came like rolling waves

While they two clasped each other and foresaw

No life apart.

— Middlemarch

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

—For Death it has an entire set; the misery was, they all at once rushed into my father’s head, that ’twas difficult to string them together, so as to make any thing of a consistent show out of them.

— The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

Actual, true Death.

— Berlin Alexanderplatz

In Thessaly, for their sons’ safe return,

The mothers and the aged fathers brought

Gifts to the gods and burnt the high-heaped incense

And the vowed victim with his gilded horns

Was slain; but one was absent from the throng,

Aeson, now near to death, weary and worn

By weight of years.

— Metamorphoses

This drama of death was on such a small scale that the pit, the ant-eater and the ant could have been accommodated comfortably on a small finger-nail—Maryrose’s pink little finger-nail for instance.

— The Golden Notebook

“Let me have three thousand francs if it is Death-Dodger, and nothing at all if he’s just some ordinary fellow.”

— Père Goriot

He added, that he shuddered at the thought of being buried in his hammock, according to the usual sea-custom, tossed like something vile to the death-devouring sharks.

— Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

And when they burn the body of their deceased king, all his wives and concubines, his favorites and all sorts of officers and servants—a whole nation in themselves—run so blithely to this fire to throw themselves in it with their master, that they seem to take honor in being companions of his death.

— Essays

His Excellency is now quite sure that this so-called Vautrin, who lodges at Maison Vauquer, is in fact an escaped convict from Toulon Penitentiary, where he’s known as ‘Death-Dodger’”

— Père Goriot

I survived myself; my death and burial were locked up in my chest.

— Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

You look as pale as death.

— Père Goriot

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

The refusal means one can neither change nor destroy; the refusal means ultimately either death or impoverishment of the individual.

— The Golden Notebook

Death, no.

— Zorba the Greek

And I had heard of the death of her husband, from an accident consequent on his ill-treatment of a horse.

— Great Expectations

Between the liberty of the press and our life as gentlemen, there is a war to the death.

— The Red and the Black

Who then could blame the leader of that forlorn party which after all has climbed high enough to see the waste of the years and the perishing of stars, if before death stiffens his limbs beyond the power of movement he does a little consciously raise his numbed fingers to his brow, and square his shoulders, so that when the search party comes they will find him dead at his post, the fine figure of a soldier?

— To the Lighthouse

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

— The Brothers Karamazov

He had foreseen that something of the sort would happen after Zosima’s death, but this exceeded all his anticipations.

— The Brothers Karamazov

It’ll be the death of us all.

— Children of Gebelawi

But let my death come at the hand

Of one my wrong has injured.

— Metamorphoses

Heraclides Ponticus reports, admiringly, that Pythagoras recalled having been Pyrrhus, and before that, Euphorbus, and before that, some other mortal; in order to recall similar vicissitudes, I have no need of death, nor even of imposture.

— Ficciones

It is possible that Gregory was naturally inclined toward mysticism so that the birth of his six-fingered son, followed by the boy’s death and another strange and unexpected event, “left a mark” on him, as he put it himself.

— The Brothers Karamazov

“Cowd as death!”

— Sons and Lovers