A Doll's House
by Henrik Ibsen
A Doll's House Love Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Line). Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue.
NORA: "Tell me, is it really true that you did not love your husband? Why did you marry him?"
MRS. LINDE: "My mother was alive then, and was bedridden and helpless, and I had to provide for my two younger brothers; so I did not think I was justified in refusing his offer." (1.136-1.137)
Mrs. Linde was forced to give up on love in order to save her family.
NORA: "Nonsense! Trying to frighten me like that!--I am not so silly as he thinks. […] And yet--? No, it's impossible! I did it for love's sake." (1.413)
Nora is under the impression that love supersedes the law.