June 25, 2015

Thursday Quotables: Women in Love



Welcome to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies. Every week we highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.




This week I was in the mood to read for another time Women in Love (1920) by D.H. Lawrence, which is one of my favourite books. To be honest, this novel influenced me a lot. The following passage is from a very emotionally charged scene.

   'I love you right enough,' he said grimly. 'But I want it to be something else.'        'But why? But why?' she insisted, bending her wonderful luminous face to him, 'Why isn't it enough?'                                                                                                 'Because we can go one better,' he said, putting his arms round her.                   'No, we can't,' she said, in a strong, voluptuous voice of yielding. 'We can only love each other. Say "my love" to me, say it, say it.'
  She put her arms round his neck. He enfolded her, and kissed her subtly, murmuring in a subtle voice of love, and irony, and submission:'Yes -my love, yes- my love. Let love be enough then. I love you then -I love you. I'm bored by the rest.'                                                                                                                    'Yes,' she murmured, nestling very sweet and close to him.



Have you read Women in Love? What do you think about the passage?


6 comments:

  1. Beautifully written. I'm typically not a fan of D.H. Lawrence but he does have a great way of using the words to express his thoughts.

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    1. I love D.H. Lawrence. He can talk about complicated feelings like no-one else :)

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  2. Lovely! I haven't read Women in Love -- I've read Lady Chatterly's Lover, but it was a very long time ago. I think I should probably give D. H. Lawrence another try!

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    1. You should definitely chack it out! :)

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  3. Great quote! You can really feel the affection can't you? Looks like a great book. Thank you for visiting my blog :D
    Have a great day,
    Amy x

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    1. The affection and confusion and all those mixed feelings when you finally give in to the one you love :)

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