Quote of the Day – Vladimir Nabokov

Here are the opening lines from one of the most famous – and controversial – books in the English language:

LOLITA, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta; the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.

She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita.

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

4 Responses to "Quote of the Day – Vladimir Nabokov"

  1. shuaib68   November 1, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    I think, years ago I saw a movie by the same name LOLITA. It’s about an incestous affair between a father and a daughter. Very controversial movie.

    I cannot remember the name of the actor, but he’s a famous actor in hollywood.

    But, the acting was superb by the lead actors.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    There were two versions of Lolita (1962 and 1997). We saw the 1962 version directed by Stanley Kubrick and featuring James Mason and Sue Lyon.

    The protagonist was not the father but the stepfather Humbert Humbert who marries Lolita’s mother when the nymphet (a word often used in the book) was 12-years old.

  2. shuaib68   November 1, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    I found it, it was Geremy Irons and Mellanie Griffith.

    I saw that film in 1999 or 2000, can’t remember exactly when.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We have not seen this later version of Lolita.

  3. shuaib68   November 2, 2008 at 12:42 am

    I have not seen the earlier version. But the one Jeremy Irons acts is a superb film, I mean the acting part. I saw it in VCD. In SRi lanka they don’t allow these types of controvesial movie to be shown in theatres. That’s why the great inventors invented the “Ultimate SuperStar” in our home gadgetery “The Video/DVD Player”.

    The other “Makkal Thilagam” gadget is the PC+Internet.

  4. shuaib68   November 2, 2008 at 1:13 am

    What do they mean by “Nymphet” anyway?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Sexually attractive girl in her teens

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