* Site-Outage Notice: Our engineering elves will be tweaking the Shmoop site from Monday, December 22 10:00 PM PST to Tuesday, December 23 5:00 AM PST. The site will be unavailable during this time.
Dismiss
© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Lolita

Lolita

by Vladimir Nabokov

Sex Quotes

How we cite our quotes:

Quote #10

"You see I had no fun with your Dolly. I am practically impotent, to tell the melancholy truth." (2.35.46)

Though he stole Lolita from Humbert, Clare Quilty did not have the same lust as Humbert – or so he says. So what did he want from her? Do we believe that he is impotent?

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement
Noodle's College Search
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement