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love

In any case, when arrested, he was with his lady love; actually he was kneeling before her with his hands stretched out to her, as she lay on the bed, and he was so oblivious of everything else at that moment that he did not even hear those who had come to arrest him.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Nor was his pallor’s cause

The moon’s round orb nearing the earth to mar

His light: that pale complexion came from love.

— Metamorphoses

Carried away by his unhappiness, thrown off by surprise, Julien was foolish enough to say to her, in the tenderest of tones and straight from the heart: “So you don’t love me anymore?”

— The Red and the Black

‘No, she does not and cannot love him,’ he decided to himself.

— Anna Karenina

Suddenly it’s too painful for me to play this game, and I say: ‘Well, anyway, I’ll love you to come this evening.

— The Golden Notebook

These women from Chausée d’Antin love their revenge.

— Père Goriot

But Dolly was struck by that temporary beauty which women have in moments of love and which she now found in Anna’s face.

— Anna Karenina

Ulrich had the definite impression that they were destined to be a great nuisance to each other through love.

— The Man Without Qualities

Unable to cut himself off from her irrevocably, if at least he had seen her continuously and without separations his anguish would ultimately have been assuaged, and his love, perhaps, have died.

— In Search of Lost Time

Love will give strength to strike.

— Metamorphoses

For when one loves, everything is love, even when it is pain and loathing.

— The Man Without Qualities

Had a flicker of youth given him a dream of pure love in old age?

— The Sound of the Mountain

A husband, unfaithful to his wife, not because he is in love with another woman, but in order to assert his independence of the married state, comes back from sleeping with the other woman, with every intention of being discreet, but ‘accidentally’ does something to give the show away.

— The Golden Notebook

I made all that up for a woman who was once in love with me and who bored me….

— The Red and the Black

“Two beds, Madame Hortense,” I said, bowing before this old specialist in the art of acting love scenes.

— Zorba the Greek

She guessed that the lady was Ulrich’s mistress, and she herself instantly fell twice as much in love with him as before.

— The Man Without Qualities

Her beautiful eyes, gazing into mine, proclaim the love she felt for another.

— The Red and the Black

From the moment of Anna’s love for him, he had considered his own right to her unassailable.

— Anna Karenina

It was only after losing himself in reveries over the elegance of Mlle. de La Mole’s figure, her excellent taste in dress, the whiteness of her hand, the beauty of her arm, the disinvoltura of all her movements, that he found himself in love.

— The Red and the Black

—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

Or linger a while in this bower, where my love rested herself, but which she has now deserted?

— The Recognition of Śakuntalā

The Lady de Baussiere fell deeply in love with him,—La Battarelle did the same—it was the finest weather for it, that ever was remembered in NavarreLa Guyol, La Maronette, La Sabatiere, fell in love with the Sieur de Croix also—La Rebours and La Fosseuse knew better—De Croix had failed in an attempt to recommend himself to La Rebours; and La Rebours and La Fosseuse were inseparable.

— The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

Clara was indeed passionately in love with him, and he with her, as far as passion went.

— Sons and Lovers

I’ll be your slave now, your slave as long as I live, and I’ll love being your slave…

— The Brothers Karamazov

Sometimes she’d pose as a woman of the world and laugh at love in a sneering way that made Frédéric itch to smack her face.

— A Sentimental Education

I want to take my rightful share of life by force, I want to give lavishly, I want love to flow from my heart, to ripen and bear fruit.

— Season of Migration to the North

Not a man of them, sir, would be bold enough to try it on, for love or money.

— Great Expectations

They were like two enemies desperately in love with each other.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Frédéric was scared that if he went back there he’d relapse into his old love.

— A Sentimental Education

Whilst the talk of the ladies was proceeding along these lines, there came into the church three young men, in whom neither the horrors of the times nor the loss of friends or relatives nor concern for their own safety had dampened the flames of love, much less extinguished them completely.

— The Decameron

It was common to see fathers and mothers doing away with themselves, and, what is a still more austere example, through love and compassion throwing their children into wells to escape the law.

— Essays

Dear Madam: A reminder of you may lead to questions on the part of your son which could not be answered without instilling into the child’s soul a spirit of condemnation of what should be holy for him, and therefore I beg you to take your husband’s refusal in the spirit of Christian love.

— Anna Karenina

But all the same Lydia Ivanovna’s help was in the highest degree effective: she gave Alexei Alexandrovich moral support in the awareness of her love and respect for him, and especially, as she found it comforting to think, in that she had almost converted him to Christianity — that is, turned him from an indifferent and lazy believer into an ardent and firm adherent of that new explanation of Christian doctrine that had lately spread in Petersburg.

— Anna Karenina
money

Is it because he’s stupider than I am and has managed to pour lots of money down the drain with nothing to show for it?

— The Brothers Karamazov

Now at last Paul had saved enough money, and they were all going.

— Sons and Lovers

The urbane activity with which a man receives money is really marvellous, considering that we so earnestly believe money to be the root of all earthly ills, and that on no account can a monied man enter heaven.

— Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

It is eminently mine to ask such questions, when I have to decide whether I will have transactions with you and accept your money.

— Middlemarch

I had my twenty-dollar gold piece and some other money, but I reckoned I better save it, because there ain’t no telling how soon you are going to need it, away from home and amongst strangers, that way.

— Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

I’m telling you I don’t need the money!

— A Sentimental Education

Gregory replied that he had not seen it with his own eyes and that, in fact, he had not even heard about that money “until just now when everybody was talking about it.”

— The Brothers Karamazov

I have seven hundred a-year of my own fortune, and nineteen hundred a-year that Mr. Casaubon left me, and between three and four thousand of ready money in the bank.

— Middlemarch

And what are we doing with our money?

— Middlemarch

One of the black clerks yelled at him to wake him up: “You no savvy money? You savage?”

— Journey to the End of the Night

So I’ve been wondering what it was that could have infuriated him enough to make him trample that money underfoot, for, believe me, he had no idea himself until the very last second that he’d throw it down and stamp on it.

— The Brothers Karamazov

But in this instance, more than concern about money was involved; there was an increase of suspicion.

— The Red and the Black

“Now I have enough money for anything that comes along,” he thought.

— Pedro Páramo

I had some money that belonged to you, I made good use of it, and that’s all.

— Père Goriot

Not a man of them, sir, would be bold enough to try it on, for love or money.

— Great Expectations

“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

And she would understand, then, that since this time I was bringing back half the sum she had entrusted to me, I would pay her back the rest too—I mean the money I squandered, even if it took me my whole lifetime to earn it or to raise it.

— The Brothers Karamazov

“If you won’t give me my money I’m going out to work!” she’d shout at her daughter-in-law.

— Journey to the End of the Night

We look forward to getting your protection money.

— Children of Gebelawi

I wish to pay for them,’ I added—otherwise I thought he might only pretend to make them—‘with ready money.’

— Great Expectations

“Ah, there’s better folks spent their money worse,” said a firm-voiced dyer, whose crimson hands looked out of keeping with his good-natured face.

— Middlemarch

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

Money circulates close to his surface like the sap in a flower.

— The Man Without Qualities

Chazel and others among the most distinguished seminarists made advances to him, and as much as complained to him for not informing them about his parents’ wealth and thus exposing them to a lack of respect for money.

— The Red and the Black

Next day he was drunk, and he went to Judge Thatcher’s and bully-ragged him and tried to make him give up the money, but he couldn’t, and then he swore he’d make the law force him.

— Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

She sat down at once under the inspiration of their interview, and wrote a brief note, in which she pleaded that she had more claim than Mr. Bulstrode had to the satisfaction of providing the money which had been serviceable to Lydgate—that it would be unkind in Lydgate not to grant her the position of being his helper in this small matter, the favor being entirely to her who had so little that was plainly marked out for her to do with her superfluous money.

— Middlemarch

Or if jealousy, then jealousy beefed up by money, but with money the main element.

— Berlin Alexanderplatz

The judges will help you to reckon up that money if you’re really interested, Dmitry.

— The Brothers Karamazov

But, on the other hand, I think it would be helpful if you wrote three lines in your own hand to the effect that you never gave any money to Dmitry Karamazov … just in case it should come up.

— The Brothers Karamazov

In fact, the Hospital had become an object of intense interest to Bulstrode, and he would willingly have continued to spare a large yearly sum that he might rule it dictatorially without any Board; but he had another favorite object which also required money for its accomplishment: he wished to buy some land in the neighborhood of Middlemarch, and therefore he wished to get considerable contributions towards maintaining the Hospital.

— Middlemarch

The money for two-thirds of the wood had already been run through, and he had taken from the merchant, after a discount of ten per cent, almost all the money for the final third.

— Anna Karenina

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

— Berlin Alexanderplatz

The student cultivated him as a means of making a bit of extra money out of his cock, because, you see, the lucky bastard was gifted with a monumental penis.

— Journey to the End of the Night
death

Feverish race to capture the American atomic secret, with intense espionage between the two blocs, spy hunts, death sentences, etc.

— History

On the basis of documents in my possession you have been punished for threatening behaviour, physical injury and grievous bodily harm resulting in death, and are therefore to be viewed as a risk to public order and decency.

— Berlin Alexanderplatz

And so death will be threatened with death.

— Children of Gebelawi

Trapped beneath her growing child, Amina pictured herself as a convicted murderer in Mughal times, when death by crushing beneath a boulder had been a common punishment … and in the years to come, whenever she looked back at that time which was the end of the time before she became a mother, that time in which the ticktock of countdown calendars was rushing everyone towards August 15th, she would say: ‘I don’t know about any of that.

— Midnight's Children

The news of Zosima’s death immediately spread through the hermitage and reached the monastery.

— The Brothers Karamazov

Cheering and shouting, marching by sixes and twos and threes, marches the French Revolution, marches the Russian Revolution, march the Peasant Wars, the Anabaptists, they all fall into line behind Death, there is cheering in their wake, they are headed for freedom, the old world must fall, wake up, the dawn air, widdeboom widdeboom, in sixes, in twos, in threes, brothers, to the sun, to freedom, brothers to the light, in stride and left, right, left, right, widdeboom widdeboom.

— Berlin Alexanderplatz

It was his death stroke.

— Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

If your death was the death of nature, go in peace.

— Things Fall Apart

The yet levelled musket shook like a drunkard’s arm against the panel; Starbuck seemed wrestling with an angel; but turning from the door, he placed the death-tube in its rack, and left the place.

— Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

And indeed if, at this period, it often happened that, without admitting it to himself, he longed for death, it was in order to escape not so much from the acuity of his sufferings as from the monotony of his struggle.

— In Search of Lost Time

A week before the day—the day before his death—he arranged his affairs.

— Season of Migration to the North

And now Franz hears the slow song of Death

— Berlin Alexanderplatz

And how once he was dead–nice life, pretty death, why not tell it all–once he was dead, the hangman came, the knacker with his cart full of dead dogs and dead horses and dead cats, and picked up his body, and wheeled him out of town to their gallows hill and covered the body with all sorts of rubbish from the city.

— Berlin Alexanderplatz

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

— Dead Souls

Paris rang with the story of this death:—was it a murder?

— Middlemarch

I understand thee perfectly; answered I——if thou takest a wrong step in this affair, he will cudgel thee to death——Well! a minute is but a minute, and if it saves a fellow creature a drubbing, it shall not be set down as ill-spent.

— The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

He listened to Agafya Mikhailovna’s talk of how Prokhor had forgotten God and, with the money Levin had given him to buy a horse, was drinking incessantly and had beaten his wife almost to death; he listened, read the book and remembered the whole course of his thoughts evoked by the reading.

— Anna Karenina

Why did you love your pride more than your own flesh and blood?

— Children of Gebelawi

Death and loneliness!

— The Brothers Karamazov

Because you will see the letter, not the first one he ever wrote to her but at least the first, the only one she ever showed, as your grandmother knew then: and, so we believe, now that she is dead, the only one which she kept unless of course Miss Rosa or Clytie destroyed the others after she herself died: and this one here preserved not because Judith put it away to keep but because she brought it herself and gave it to your grandmother after Bon’s death, possibly on the same day when she destroyed the others which he had written her (provided of course it was she herself who destroyed them) which would have been when she found in Bon’s coat the picture of the octoroon mistress and the little boy.

— Absalom, Absalom!

However, if we are to believe a Church Father, Death is not an evil, unless that which follows it is.

— Essays

The wind chopp’d about! s’Death!—then I shall meet him full in the face.

— The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

It may be that you’ll be longing to trample me to death after I’m through testifying tomorrow.

— The Brothers Karamazov

——There lies your mistake, my father would reply;——for, in Foro Scientiæ  there is no such thing as MURDER,——’tis only DEATH, brother.

— The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

He who had been presented in the worst light at his trial, who had since broken prison and been tried again, who had returned from transportation under a life sentence, and who had occasioned the death of the man who was the cause of his arrest.

— Great Expectations

Death in itself did not seem horrible to him.

— The Red and the Black

“Whose death does she mean?”

— Pedro Páramo

He belittled Perseus’ praise

And even claimed Medusa’s death a lie.

— Metamorphoses

He told them that Ann Hammond and Sheila Greenwood were girls who were seeking death by every means and that they would have committed suicide whether they had met Mustafa Sa’eed or not.

— Season of Migration to the North

This ultimate, uncompromising desire left room only for negligible wishes, and even their death became by comparison a side issue, a sporting risk.

— Journey to the End of the Night

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

I shall hate you until death.

— Season of Migration to the North

Some of them did become tired of their evil rounds of birth and death, or took pity on their mothers, and stayed.

— Things Fall Apart