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"The days of my youth, as I look back on them, seem to fly away from me in a flurry of pale repetitive scraps like those morning snowstorms of used tissue paper that the train passenger sees whirling in the wake of the observation car"

"...a poignant chaos was welling inside me..."

"I marched into her tumbled room, threw open the door of the closet and plunged into a heap of crumpled things that had touched her" -67

"Fat fate's formal handshake..Brought me out of my torpor; and I wept. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury I wept." -127

"Voraciously we consumed those long highways, in rapt silence we glided over their glossy black dance floors" -152

"I often felt we lived in a lighted house of glass, and that any moment some thin lipped parchment face would peer through a carelessly unshaded window to obtain a free glimpse of things that the most jaded voyeur would have paid a small fortune to watch." -180

"Solitude was corrupting me. I needed company and care. My heart was a hysterical unreliable organ." -258

"Whatever evolution this or that popular character has gone through between the book covers, his fate is fixed in our minds, and, similarly, we expect our friends to follow this or that logical and conventional pattern we have fixed for them." -265

"You see, I loved her. It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight." -270

"I was weeping again, drunk on the impossible past." -282

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olivialove From: olivialove Date: Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 05:26 am (UTC) (Link)
I was so impressed with the writing style and vocabulary!
gossamera From: gossamera Date: Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 07:04 am (UTC) (Link)
a portrayal of disastrous pedophilia relationship is an inspiration?

i mean, it's a good book, and a great warning about what not to do in life, but not in theme with the comm.
olivialove From: olivialove Date: Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 07:34 am (UTC) (Link)
lol I should certainly hope pedophilia is not an inspiration to anyone! That much is obvious. However this is a work of fiction, the word play, vocabulary, satire were so masterfully done. But like much film and art it made the reader uncomfortable with subject matter. Art tends to push the envelope and I get it, it's art. I did not hate the words because of the fake story they were composed in. Nabokov is an amazing writer and as a word lover, I appreciated it and wanted to share.

That said, I collect quotes from every book I read. Daily gems seems to be the only semi active quote community in LJ, but looks like I need to try harder to find one that is active and not so jusgemental!
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