Phrases with "love"

E. F. Benson Am I in love with him? I tell you I don’t know. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Gertrude Stein Little dove little love I am loving you with much more love. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Carthew did his best, partly for the love of doing it, partly for love of the captain; Amalu was a willing drudge, and even Hemstead and Hadden turned to upon occasion with a will. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

H. G. Wells Perhaps men only begin to love when they cease to be dazzled and admire. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

He did not love the Angevins, and detested the minions, but they were all brave young men, and in their veins flowed a generous blood, which he was probably destined to see flow before long. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Thomas Hardy To love St. Cleeve so far better than herself as this was to surpass the love of women as conventionally understood, and as mostly existing. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Leslie Stephen He did not love money for its own sake. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Anthony Trollope Dearly as I love you I cannot become your wife. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Anthony Trollope Everybody about the house, nevertheless, down to the smallest boy attached to the inn, knew that the landlord’s mind was pre-occupied with the love affairs of those two men. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Browne, however, used his love of details for another purpose: he co-ordinated them, not into a scientific theory, but into a work of art. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Thomas Love Peacock But breathe not thy vows to me, grey friar, Oh, breathe them not, I pray; For ill beseems in a reverend friar, The love of a mortal may; And I needs must say thee nay. Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock

Victor Hugo You will only love me the more. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Wilkie Collins There’s only one excuse for me, Rufus. I love her with all my heart and soul; and I’m engaged to be married to her. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Algernon Blackwood It stands behind not only her, but equally behind all those peerless, exquisite manifestations of self-less love that give bountifully of their best without hope or expectation of reward in kind. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

Algernon Blackwood His marriage seemed prompted by an impersonal sense of justice to the universe rather than by any desire for the companionship and sweetness that a woman’s love could give him. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Elizabeth Gaskell I cannot tell you how fondly I will — how fondly I do love you — how my life shall be spent in ministering to your wishes. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

William Henry Hudson I shall not remember your offense, but shall be glad to know that there is another soul in the house to love and honor me. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

Edward Bellamy Ah me, how hard it must have been for them to have always had to conceal their love like a fault. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Your sweet modesty and angelic loveliness have inspired in me a passion that is almost delirium, and unless you can learn to love me I shall die—I cannot live without you. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

I have often told you that I love you. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Robert Louis Stevenson That was the love the clansmen bore their chief. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope I don’t know why you do be hating him so, unless it’s because I love him. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

If you have no money, men won’t care for you, women won’t love you; won’t, that is, care for you or love you the last little bit that matters. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

There was a sense of justice in my father’s upright mind which rendered it necessary that he should approve highly to love strongly. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Andrew Lang He fell in love with her on the spot, and kneeling at her feet, he implored her to become his wife. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Gissing There’s the instance of the Reardons. They were in love with each other, if ever two people were; but poverty ruined everything. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Robert Louis Stevenson And the converse is true; and in the elaborate and conscious manners of the dog, moral opinions and the love of the ideal stand confessed. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Elizabeth Gaskell I saw for the first time an unmistakable look of love in his black eyes; it was more than gratitude for the little attention; it was tender and beseeching — passionate. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

William Henry Hudson But she will forgive you when I have told her how great your love is, that the desire to look on her face made you forget how wrong it was to approach her. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

Ivan Turgenev For surely — excuse my impudence — you don’t love me and never will love me?” Bazarov’s eyes glittered for a moment from under his dark brows. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Guy de Maupassan Servigny resumed: “Mam’zelle Yvette, you will make me believe that you are in love if you keep on being as good as that. Yvette by Guy de Maupassan

Florence Dixie I’d know that voice amongst a myriad — I love it, I love it so. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Andrew Lang Then there was the dancer, who inflicted the wound which has caused me to be here now; she was very violent! My own hair-brush was in love with me, and lost all her hair in consequence. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Guy de Maupassan They are blackguards, if you like, but they love us better than you do. A Warning Note by Guy de Maupassan

Henry James I do love their way of speaking, and sometimes I feel almost as if it would be right to give up trying to learn French, and just try to learn to speak our own tongue as these English speak it. A Bundle of Letters by Henry James [1879]

Wilkie Collins In one word, he was more devotedly in love with her than ever. Love's Random Shot by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Catherine Helen Spence Think how valuable even two years of your life is to many who love and honor you. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

A friend of mine has fallen in love with her, and he thought you might know of her. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Oliver Goldsmith Then tell them, sir, that after all, I love them affectionately, and be assured of my ever remaining Your dutiful son. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu You talk of love as if it were a creation of reason and calculation. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

That, no doubt, must be very amusing to children playing with the matches, but not to people who love warm light, and want it in order to do fine and honourable things together. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Anthony Trollope He also had learned to love it, but not yet to practise it quite so well as we do. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

H. G. Wells I can make love and be loved, prettily. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

It opened anew the wound his honour had sustained; and he poured forth a vow never more to ally himself in bonds of love or amity with one among his kind. Lodore by Mary Shelley

We love our wives too well now to pitch our houses so high up in the air. Three Hundred Years Hence by Mary Griffith

He had learned to love through suffering, only to realise that the very nature of his suffering forbade him to indulge in love. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Henry James To say she was so occupied is to say that her solitude did not press upon her; for her love of knowledge had a fertilising quality and her imagination was strong. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

I did not know — how could I know? Don’t sob, mamma, dear; let me hold you — so; now lay your cheek against mine and simply love me. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

E. F. Benson Georgie believed himself to have been desperately in love with her, but it had been a very exciting time for more reasons than that. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Jules Verne I am going to teach them, to bring them to know and love God. I am going to be a missionary. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Thomas Hardy When I first knew you I merely wanted you to love me. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Or he can put into a single line all the long memories of adoration:       My love was much; My life but an inhabitant of his. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

George Meredith At the age of forty, men that love love rootedly. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Charles Dickens Each of us had a glassful, and it was delicious; and each of us drank the toast, ‘Our love at parting. A Holiday Romance by Charles Dickens [1868]

Jeremy Bentham The principle of love of reputation, or (as it is called in the case of this partial application of it) honour, is here opposed to the worthier principle of benevolence, and gets the better of it. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

It looks as if you mistrust my love to you, for this gun can do nothing but what I direct it to. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

Thomas Wolfe Well, then — a swift thrust of love and pity pierced him as Esther finished speaking and he looked down at her enraptured, upturned face — it must be so: he to his world, she to hers. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

It may be that Bacon’s known difficulties about money, his expensive ways and love of pomp, his easiness of nature, his lax discipline over his servants, encouraged this profuseness of giving. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

Anthony Trollope He calls his wife “suavissima et optatissima Terentia,” but he does not write to her with the true love which was expressed by his letters when in exile. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Come, Katherine, tell me that you love me. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Andrew Lang The maxim that “There is a love so excessive that it kills jealousy” is only a corollary from “as long as we love, we forgive. Letters on Literature by Andrew Lang

George Gissing He should prove the quality of his love, if love it were. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

And it was her daughter who was going to fall in love with an insipid fop who only coveted her millions. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Maria Edgeworth Beauclerc’s best friends really feared that he was falling in love with the lady in question. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Anthony Trollope He had fallen in love with Miss Palliser, and spoken his love out freely, without any reference to money. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Miss Vipen tells me that the village people all think he must be in love with Mrs. Rebell!” Mrs. Boringdon’s words had an effect very different from what she had intended them to have. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

You ought to know what love brings the best of us to. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Anthony Trollope If she likes she may go now to Aughermore, but if a brother’s love is anything to her, she’ll stay this day with me. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

M. P. Shiel Not according to the plan, Hannah. Wait, only two years and a half, say two years, a man can’t love the sweetest ghost longer, then he will take you. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

Nathaniel Hawthorne No matter whether of love or hate: no matter whether of right or wrong! Thou and thine, Hester Prynne, belong to me. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Edmund Burke The love to the whole is not extinguished by this subordinate partiality. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

What else have I in this world to care for—to toil for—” “Pray be reasonable, Mr. Bosworth. We all know that you love money for its own sake—not for those who are to come after you. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Gretorex was of a very different stamp from the men who had up to now fallen in love with her. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Oscar Wilde And one evening he called to her, and said: ‘Little Mermaid, little Mermaid, I love thee. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

Fortunately, again, for us, he had fallen in love with the accomplished and innocent gestures of that girl. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Gustave Flauber Her bosom heaved with sighs, and her whole being expressed profound languor, although it was not clear whether she sighed for an absent swain or was expiring of love in his embrace. Herodias by Gustave Flauber

H. G. Wells But Bolaris, she perceived, was not in the mood for making love that night. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

Neither was my love for chanting altogether without knowledge. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

But Willis was not born to live alone, and in the following summer he fell in love with a Miss Cornelia Grinnell at Washington, and was married to her in October, 1846. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman It may be imagined how those five Daughters of Maaia, Children of the Temple, Mothers of the Future — they had all the titles that love and hope and reverence could give — were reared. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Sinclair Lewis God, I do love her! I’m going back, and the way I’m going to work — Can I stand this?” That was his bridal night and the barren dawn. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Olaf Stapledon We know one another the better for it; we love one another the better. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Be sure that I love you, even if I do not go to see you. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Arthur Conan Doyle Mutual love might account for the tie between them, but my instinct as a man of the world and as an observer of human nature told me most conclusively that no such love existed. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

I left the city on the next day, and two or three days later everybody in the house knew that the porter was in love with the young lady. Philip Vasilyevich’s Story by Maksim Gorky

Anthony Trollope Nothing can teach me not to think of him, and to love him, and to pray for him. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

I love you no less than I did before, but I shall never leave him, for without him I cannot live. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

I have known the shooting of a star spoil a night’s rest, and have seen a man in love grow pale and lose his appetite upon the plucking of a merrythought. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Well, then, you have implored this love on your knees, and I have refused you; I was blind, as you were a little while since; but as it was my love that you sought, it is my love I now offer you. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Henry Handel Richardson Since, however, it seemed that some one had to be loved if you were to be able to hold up your head with the rest, then it was easier, infinitely easier, to love the curate. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Jack London His was a great soul, and, when my love grows unselfish, my chiefest regret is that he is not here to witness to-morrow’s dawn. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

H. G. Wells And, between seventeen and thirty, the Utopians have their dealings with love, and the play and excitement of love is a chief interest in life. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Anthony Trollope She was ready to throw all that to the dogs, and would have done so but for Mr Maguire. She felt that she would like to have allowed herself to love him in spite of the tearing of the verses. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Thomas Hardy Then he said impetuously: ‘Miss Graye, I will not mince matters — I love you — you know it. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Oscar Wilde I love scandals about other people, but scandals about myself don’t interest me. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Charles Kingsley Oh, Mr. Will, that’s not a man, he’s an angel of God; but he’s dying, Mr. Will.” “Dying?” “Yes, faith, of love for her. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Leon Trotsky I had no ear, and my love of music always remained helpless and unexpressed. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Sigmund Freud The inference is obvious that her affection for her father was a much stronger one than she knew or than she would have cared to admit: in fact, that she was in love with him. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

George Borrow I half expected to have heard you make love to her behind the hedge, but I begin to think you care for nothing in this world but old words and strange stories. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

They love you; I have spoken well of you. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

All she said in it was that she had found a situation, and hoped to suit and be happy in it; and she sent her love to all. The Mystery of Jessy Page by Ellen Wood [1871]

George Eliot And Romola was urged to doubt herself the more by the necessity of interpreting her disappointment in her life with Tito so as to satisfy at once her love and her pride. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Each mother had her year of glory; the time to love and learn, living closely with her child, nursing it proudly, often for two years or more. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Andrew Lang When he understood this he flew down again in a great hurry into the thicket, and took the form of a handsome young man — that was the best way — and he fell in love with the girl then and there. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Guy de Maupassan My dear friend, a man in love is not only foolish but dangerous. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Elizabeth Gaskell Now she had got to love the old nursery, though it was but a dismantled place; and she looked all round, with a kind of cat-like regret, at the idea of leaving it for ever in three days. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Walter Scott What is this world? — What axen men to have? Now with his love — now in his cold grave Alone, withouten other company. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

George Gissing I love you as a woman loves only once; if you asked me to give up my life to prove it, I am capable of doing no less a thing than that. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

E. F. Benson And when that is done, when by the power of the little we know of the Infinite Mind we bring together all we can conceive of love and purity and unselfishness, then it is God we are contemplating. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Such love was lavished on him as rarely falls to the lot of children, though the spring of many lives may be rich in love’s pure white blossom. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

I love and honour you and the whole house of Wendover with all my heart and mind. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Virginia Woolf But who was Peter to make out that life was all plain sailing? — Peter always in love, always in love with the wrong woman? What’s your love? she might say to him. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

If I know what love is —” She found it hard to go on; but she did —“all the more anguish it must cost me to deny you what is so deeply desired. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

Olaf Stapledon In place of reason and love it glorifies superstitious dogma and brutal might. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Seedily clothed, with kindly patience visiting his poor; very frugal—his pretty young wife and he were yet happy in the light and glow of the true love that is eternal. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Grandfather does not love me either; why should I live with them? So I shall ask grandmother to tell me where the robbers live, and I shall run away to them . My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Perhaps to make me fall in love with him. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Apart from that, she remained to me always unattainable and romantic? — unique, with all the unexpressed promises of love such as no world had ever known. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

I love you still, sire; it is a crime of high treason, I know, that a poor girl like myself should love her sovereign, and should presume to tell him so. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

D. H. Lawrence She slowly, deliberately turned her mouth to his, and with opened lips, met him in a kiss, his first love kiss. Love Among the Haystacks by D. H. Lawrence [1930]

Well, good-bye!” “Good-bye! Give my love to your mother, and to your-to Miss Chapley.” “I will. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Wilkie Collins Degraded as I am, unworthy as I am — knowing as I do that nothing can ever come of it — I love you! I love you!” She threw her arms round my neck, and held me to her with all her strength. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Benjamin Disraeli He who finds his antitype, enjoys a love perfect and enduring; time cannot change it, distance cannot remove it; the sympathy is complete. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Sinclair Lewis Best love to Emily and Harry. F. That afternoon he telephoned to the president of the Sans Souci Company that he was summoned abroad and could decide nothing for several months. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope He has heard that and therefore fancied that of course you were in love with him. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

And if that ye with clene love me eye, He wol you love as me, for your clennesse, And shewe to you his joye and his brightnesse. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

George Eliot The great world-struggle of developing thought is continually foreshadowed in the struggle of the affections, seeking a justification for love and hope. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Bram Stoker But of the most blessed of all, when this now UnDead be made to rest as true dead, then the soul of the poor lady whom we love shall again be free. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

George Meredith She had not a thought of the word of love or the being beloved. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

I love you, I love you with my whole soul. The Pleasure-Pilgrim by Ella D'Arcy [1895]

Henry Handel Richardson The sense of being bound; of some one — no, of the law permitting us to love each other . Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

If they were not over head and ears in love with one another, never you trust me again. Mrs. Cramp’s Tenant by Ellen Wood [1881]

The idea that he was rapidly falling in love was specially delightful. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Ford Madox Ford For peace I never had with Florence, and hardly believe that I cared for her in the way of love after a year or two of it. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

G. K. Chesterton What some critics call his love of sweet stuff is really his love of plain beef and bread. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Virginia Woolf Flavinda, her niece, in love with Valentine. Sir Spaniel Lilyliver, in love with Flavinda. Sir Smirking Peace-be-with-you-all, a clergyman. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Arthur Conan Doyle But I really do love you very much, and you would make me happy if you came to Texas with me, and I think that perhaps after a time I could make you happy too. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Sinclair Lewis I hope you’ll love and cherish her, and seems to me it would be well not only to be engaged to her but even to marry her. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

The Duke of Vallombreuse was not a man to neglect his love affairs, any more than his enemies. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Olaf Stapledon And so, Paul, we must thank God that, of his great love for us, he made Satan to torment us. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope And then it was certain — Madame Goesler believed it to be certain — that there had been a time in which Phineas had asked for the love of Lady Laura Standish. But he had never asked for her love. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Florence Dixie I was mad for the love of her. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Miles Franklin With this power, if properly managed, you can gain the almost universal love of your fellows. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Andrew Lang While Fouquet then enjoyed relative freedom, while Lauzun schemed escapes or made insulting love to Mademoiselle Fouquet, Mattioli lived on the bread and water of affliction. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

Robert Burns There’s some are fou o’ love divine; There’s some are fou o’ brandy; An’ monie jobs that day begin May end in houghmagandie Some ither day. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

Henry James People just yearn to come in; they make love to me for it all over the place; there’s the biggest crowd at the door. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

H. Rider Haggard It was to be expected that you would prefer him whom you love to her who loves you. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

In his personal feelings on the subject of love and marriage, Chaucer had, when he wrote this “Prologue,” evidently almost passed even beyond the sarcastic stage. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

Miles Franklin I would not stoop to marry a king if I did not love him. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

D. H. Lawrence Jove had become a bull, or a man, in order to love a mortal woman. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins No matter: heartache or not, one must have something to love in this world as long as one lives in it. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Guy de Maupassant Then he fell really in love with her, and he was the sort of lover who is rendered timid, prudent, and embarrassed by intimacy with the husband. The Avenger (Le Vengeur) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Walter Scott And yet the verses will vindicate what I say, if you will make allowance for indifferent recitation, for I am better accustomed to speak to a battalion than to those who love the muses. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

I could almost love you!” This was not agreeable to me. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Elizabeth Gaskell How could Hester love Sylvia? Yet they were frequent companions that ensuing spring. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

George Gissing I love my father; to you I cannot say more than that; but though I would give my life to save his from ruin, I could not give—my father would not wish me, oh never!—my woman’s honour. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Bronislaw Malinowski Mutual attachment and love between man and wife is stated explicitly by Roth (Bull. 10, § 17). The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Good to love good things when all goes according to thy heart’s desire!” Gudrun says, “Early days for me to glory in that; but this word of thine looketh toward some foreseeing. The Story of the Volsungs by translated by William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson

James Joyce The pleasures of love lasts but a fleeting but the pledges of life outlusts a lieftime. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Gaston Leroux And when he replied that fame without love was no attraction in his eyes, she treated him as a child whose sorrows were only short-lived. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

I was forced into marrying Arthur. I disliked him, for I was in love with some one else—some one, as I see now, not fit to black his boots. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

The approach by love was the approach to fact; to love anything but fact was not love. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

I have very few to love me now, and I thought you might love me, as I have begun to love you. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

I felt sure that the love of the kitchen and the pantry was unknown to Queen Margot. She knew something different, a higher joy, a different kind of love. In the World by Maksim Gorky

George Gissing I hold your hands, and look into your face, and say that I love you. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

George Meredith Cecilia’s love could not be otherwise given to a man, however near she might be drawn to love—though she should suffer the pangs of love cruelly. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Guy de Maupassant At the bottom of that garden Maitre1 Moreau’s wife had promised, for the first time, to meet Captain Sommerive, who had been making love to her for a long time. What Was Really the Matter with Andrew (Le Mal d'André) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

I have had my day of love and my heart is quite dead. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Walter Besant How do I know why I love her?’ All this he said, and more, in broken discourse, as he felt able to talk. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Guy de Maupassan Then hardly had she left those austere walls, where her illusions had unfolded, than her expectations of love were at once realized. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

John Morley This love of right and stable order was not all. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Robert Louis Stevenson You love exercise and slumber, long fasting and full meals. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

And I believe that you will like, because you love me — and because, also, I love you. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Ivan Turgenev Later on, they had chanced one summer to be all together again in the country, and they had fallen in love — Alexey’s cousin with Marya Alexandrovna, and Alexey with her sister. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

James Joyce Shall we not be as wise as they Though love live but a day? Silently she's combing, Combing her long hair Silently and graciously, With many a pretty air. Chamber Music by James Joyce

Oscar Wilde Some love too little, some too long, Some sell, and others buy; Some do the deed with many tears, And some without a sigh: For each man kills the thing he loves, Yet each man does not die. The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde [1898]

Guy de Maupassant She loved both nature and animals with a fervent ardor, a love like old wine, fermented through age, with a sensual love that she had never bestowed on men. Miss Harriet by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Rudyard Kipling But thou lovest me as much as before, though a bond is taken away? Answer!’ ‘I love more because a new bond has come out of the sorrow that we have eaten together, and that thou knowest. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

F. Scott Fitzgerald She was in love now, set for the eternal romance that was to be the synthesis of all romance, yet sad for these men and these moonlights and for the “thrills” she had had — and the kisses. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

William Hazlitt This thou perceiv’st, which makes thy love more strong, To love that well which thou must leave ere long. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Robert Green Ingersoll It was born of human affection, and it will continue to ebb and flow beneath the mists and clouds of doubt and darkness as long as love kisses the lips of death. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

F. Scott Fitzgerald He believed now that he was in love with Imogene. His self-deception created a tightness in his throat, a counterfeit of longing and desire. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

William Makepeace Thackeray Her form was of faultless beauty; her face pale as the marble of the fairy statue, ere yet the sculptor’s love had given it life. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

John Galsworthy It’s you he’s in love with, I’m afraid. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Edith Wharton You’re in love with Judith Wheater, and you’re trying to persuade yourself that you’re still in love with me. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

H. G. Wells We may now go naked, love as we like, eat, drink and amuse ourselves with our work or as we will, subject only to a proper respect for unformed minds. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

George MacDonald It is a strange thing how pain of seeing the suffering of those we love will sometimes make us add to their suffering by being cross with them. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

I come to you and say that I love you. The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God by George Bernard Shaw

Bram Stoker Some may not think it so sad for us, but we had both come to so love him that it really seems as though we had lost a father. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Henry James His love had perished in his rage,—his blinding, impotent rage at finding that he had been duped, and measuring his impotence. Georgina’s reasons by Henry James [1884]

Stephen Lucius Gwynn Outside of light verse, his only themes were love and patriotism, and here we have the amatory poet indulging his genius to the full. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

E. Phillips Oppenheim But if it was sin to love her, it seems to me to be still greater sin to desert her. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

D. H. Lawrence His love was a sort of insanity. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing If a man have not strength, love alone will not suffice to bind a woman to him; she will pardon brutality, but weakness inspires her with fear. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

I don’t love you! How should I? Weep away. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Mary Webb I can forgive much, Hazel, for I love much. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

He did ill to offer you his affection upon those terms; yet I’ll swear his vows of love were sincere. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Andrew Lang There she stands, in raiment of silvery white, her heart yearning for her old love and her own city. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Thomas Hardy I go and get a ladder, and enter at the upper window where my love is. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Victor Hugo Here’s a love affair which will be a blow to my family, the Stuarts. Ah! I breathe again. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]