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Quotes

Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Lady Chatterley's Lover.

The Body Quotes

"So long as you can forget your body you are happy," said Lady Bennerley. "And the moment you begin to be aware of your body, you are wretched. So, if civilization is any good, it has to help us to...

Men and Masculinity Quotes

"A man needed support and comfort. A man needed to have an anchor in the safe world. A man needed a wife." (1.37)

Women and Femininity Quotes

They argued with the men over philosophical, sociological and artistic matters, they were just as good as the men themselves: only better, since they were women. (1.11)

Sex Quotes

A woman had to yield him what he wanted, or like a child he would probably turn nasty and flounce away and spoil what was a very pleasant connextion. But a woman could yield to a man without yieldi...

Love Quotes

She felt a sudden, strange leap of sympathy for him, a leap mingled with compassion, and tinged with repulsion, amounting almost to love. (3.30)

Society and Class Quotes

He was at his ease in the narrow "great world", that is, landed aristocracy society, but he was shy and nervous of all that other big world which consists of the vast hordes of the middle and lower...

Isolation Quotes

To get away from the house...she must get away from the house and everybody. The wood was her one refuge, her sanctuary (3.2)

Wealth Quotes

"Money!" he said. "Money is a sort of instinct. It's a sort of property of nature in a man to make money. It's nothing you do. It's no trick you play. It's a sort of permanent accident of your own...

Freedom and Confinement Quotes

"One was less in love with the boy afterwards, and a little inclined to hate him, as if he had trespassed on one's privacy and inner freedom. For, of course, being a girl, one's whole dignity and m...

Youth Quotes

He was only caught in the general, popular recoil of the young against convention and against any sort of real authority. Fathers were ridiculous: his own obstinate one supremely so. (1.29)
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