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Nora Helmer Quotes

Nine of the best book quotes from Nora Helmer
  1. #1
    “Bought, did you say? All these things? Has my little spendthrift been wasting money again?”
  2. #2
    “I only feel my life unspeakably empty. No one to live for anymore.”
  3. #3
    “Well, you see, there are some people whom one loves, and others whom it’s almost more fun to be with.”
  4. #4
    “Do you suppose I am going to make myself ridiculous before my whole staff, to let people think that I am a man to be swayed by all sorts of outside influence?”
  5. #5
    “And besides – he’s so proud of being a man – it’d be so painful and humiliating for him to know that he owed anything to me. It’d completely wreck our relationship.”
  6. #6
    “How warm and cosy our home is, Nora. Here is shelter for you; here I will protect you like a hunted dove that I have saved from a hawk’s claws.”
  7. #7
    “When I lived with papa, he used to tell me what he thought about everything, so that I never had any opinions but his. And if I did have any of my own, I kept them quiet, because he wouldn’t have liked them. He called me his little doll, and he played with me just the way I played with my dolls.”
  8. #8
    “I believe that I am first and foremost a human being, like you – or anyway, that I must try to become one. I know most people think as you do, Torvald, and I know there’s something of the sort to be found in books. But I’m no longer prepared to accept what people say and what’s written in books. I must think things out for myself, and try to find my own answer.”
  9. #9
    “No one has said I borrowed the money. I could have got it in some other way. I could have got it from an admirer. When a girl’s as pretty as I am.”

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