(Original post by PhysicsGirl)
I haven't yet seen a thread collecting together wider reading quotes for the AQA LITA3 exam (on the theme of 'Love Through The Ages' on the 20th June 2012, so I thought I'd start one for revision purposes. Add in your wider reading quotes, with a few details such as date, title, author, relevant theme/plot details/ context etc if you can/ want to. Thank you and good luck for the exam!
"Romantic love has been diluted into paperback form and has sold thousands and millions of copies" p.165 ORANGES ARE NOT THE ONLY FRUIT, Jeanette Winterson
"Excellent wretch! perdition catch my soul/ But I do love thee! and when I love thee not / Chaos is come again." l.3.3.90-3 OTHELLO, William Shakespeare
"As he held her and tasted her, and as she curved in further and further toward him, with her own lips, new to herself, drowned and engulfed in love, yet solaced and triumphant, he was thankful to have an existence at all, if only as a reflection in her wet eyes." TENDER IS THE NIGHT, F.Scott Fitzgerald.
LOVE & GENDER
“…men were for that, beam and idea, girder and logarithm; but somehow Dick and Nicole had become one and equal, not apposite and complementary; she was Dick too, the drought in the marrow of his bones.” p.209 TENDER IS THE NIGHT, F.Scott Fitzgerald
"I would cross seas and suffer sunstroke and give away all I have, but not for a man, because they want to be the destroyer and never be destroyed." p.165 ORANGES ARE NOT THE ONLY FRUIT, Jeanette Winterson
"... an old black ram is tupping your white ewe" l.1.1.87 OTHELLO, William Shakespeare
"would dream of allowing our only daughter... ...to marry into a cloak-room, and form an alliance with a parcel." THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Oscar Wilde
"...that I loved the wrong sort of people. Right sort of people in every respect except this one; romantic love for another woman was a sin." p.125 ORANGES ARE NOT THE ONLY FRUIT, Jeanette Winterson
"Such leaps across boundaries were the stuff of daily romance." p.38 ATONEMENT, Ian McEwan
PARENTAL/ FAMILIAL LOVE
"My noble father/ I do perceive here a divided duty./ To you I am bound for life and education" l.1.3.180 OTHELLO, William Shakespeare
LOVE & MARRIAGE
"Even being lied to constantly, though hardly like love, was sustained attention; he must care about her to fabricate so elaborately and over such a long stretch of time. His deceit was a form of tribute to the importance of their marriage." p.148 ATONEMENT, Ian McEwan
I'll add more as I come across them in my revision. Feel free to include additional themes!