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Human life is but a series of footnotes to a vast obscure unfinished masterpiece

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Lolita Vladimir Nabokov

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You have to be an artist and a madman…

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Quote from Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

We all have such fateful objects — it may be a recurrent landscape in one case, a number in another — carefully chosen by the gods to attract events of specific significance for us: here shall John always stumble; there shall Jane’s heart always break.

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Lolita Vladimir Nabokov

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It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.

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Lolita Vladimir Nabokov

Quote from Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

Don’t cry, I’m sorry to have deceived you so much, but that’s how life is.

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Lolita Vladimir Nabokov

Quote from Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

I recall certain moments, let us call them icebergs in paradise, when after having had my fill of her –after fabulous, insane exertions that left me limp and azure-barred–I would gather her in my arms with, at last, a mute moan of human tenderness (her skin glistening in the neon light coming from the paved court through the slits in the blind, her soot-black lashes matted, her grave gray eyes more vacant than ever–for all the world a little patient still in the confusion of a drug after a major operation)–and the tenderness would deepen to shame and despair, and I would lull and rock my lone light Lolita in my marble arms, and moan in her warm hair, and caress her at random and mutely ask her blessing, and at the peak of this human agonized selfless tenderness (with my soul actually hanging around her naked body and ready to repent), all at once, ironically, horribly, lust would swell again–and ‘oh, no,’ Lolita would say with a sigh to heaven, and the next moment the tenderness and the azure–all would be shattered.

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