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Old 07-28-2015, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by brianpatrick View Post
Well, like a lot of the Russians, he had a way of detailing relevant human psychology with almost microscopic detail—if you can slog through the prose for it. It was racy for its time, but now seems a bit lackluster in comparison to many excellent works. Dated, I guess, but still pretty good.
I'm going to go find some quotes.

“It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.”
― Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

And the rest is rust and stardust.”
― Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

“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. 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. Did she have a precursor? She did, indeed she did. In point of fact, there might have been no Lolita at all had I not loved, one summer, an initial girl-child. In a princedom by the sea. Oh when? About as many years before Lolita was born as my age was that summer. You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, exhibit number one is what the seraphs, the misinformed, simple, noble-winged seraphs, envied. Look at this tangle of thorns.”
― Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

“He broke my heart. You merely broke my life.”
― Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

“I need you, the reader, to imagine us, for we don't really exist if you don't.”
― Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
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