Quotes from “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov

maiisiiexx
maiisiiexxhas quoted3 years ago
All at once we were madly, clumsily, shamelessly, agonizingly in love with each other;
Мария Подрядчикова
Мария Подрядчиковаhas quoted2 years ago
Our brains were turned the way those of intelligent European preadolescents were in our day and set, and I doubt if much individual genius should be assigned to our interest in the plurality of inhabited worlds, competitive tennis, infinity, solipsism and so on. The softness and fragility of baby animals caused us the same intense pain. She wanted to be a nurse in some famished Asiatic country; I wanted to be a famous spy.
brookestanek
brookestanekhas quoted4 years ago
There is nothing more atrociously cruel than an adored child.
Sanzhar Surshanov
Sanzhar Surshanovhas quoted6 years ago
Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo.
Lee
. Ta.
jongsukdae
jongsukdaehas quoted3 years ago
Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul.
Катя Кузнецова
Катя Кузнецоваhas quoted3 years ago
She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita.
Катя Кузнецова
Катя Кузнецоваhas quoted3 years ago
Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.
secretaura101
secretaura101has quoted4 years ago
All at once we were madly, clumsily, shamelessly, agonizingly in love with each other
secretaura101
secretaura101has quoted4 years ago
Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.
Mintarė Kliokytė
Mintarė Kliokytėhas quoted4 years ago
She was poetically superstitious.
brookestanek
brookestanekhas quoted4 years ago
And she was mine, she was mine, the key was in my fist, my fist was in my pocket, she was mine.
Luis Trinidad
Luis Trinidadhas quoted16 days ago
Sábado. He dejado la puerta abierta durante varios días, mientras escribía en mi cuarto, pero sólo hoy ha caído en la trampa.
Luis Trinidad
Luis Trinidadhas quoted18 days ago
Noche. Nunca he experimentado tal agonía. Me gustaría describir su cara, sus manos... y no puedo, porque mi propio deseo me ciega cuando está cerca.
Julia Sinelnikova
Julia Sinelnikovahas quoted8 months ago
Reverting to his professional state, he drove the Humberts to their residence and all the way Valeria talked, and Humbert the Terrible deliberated with Humbert the Small whether Humbert Humbert should kill her or her lover, or both, or neither.
Julia Sinelnikova
Julia Sinelnikovahas quoted8 months ago
All I now is that while the Haze woman and I went down the steps into the breathless garden, my knees were like reflections of knees in rippling water, and my lips were like sand, and
“That was my Lo,” she said, “and these are my lilies.”
“Yes,” I said, “yes. They are beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.”
Julia Sinelnikova
Julia Sinelnikovahas quoted8 months ago
I felt my life needed a shake-up. There was another thing, too: moth holes had appeared in the plush of matrimonial comfort.
Nadiia Orlenko
Nadiia Orlenkohas quoted10 months ago
“enfant charmante et fourbe”
Анна
Аннаhas quoted10 months ago
Old-world politeness, however, obliged me to go on with the ordeal.
Анна
Аннаhas quoted10 months ago
The reader will regret to learn that soon after my return to civilization I had another bout with insanity (if to melancholia and a sense of insufferable oppression that cruel term must be applied
Анна
Аннаhas quoted10 months ago
You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style.
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