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Definition literary character who sells his soul to the devil in order to become all-knowing, or godlike
  • He was where Goethe was when he began "Faust"; he was where Conrad was when he wrote "Almayer's Folly."
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • It was an intermezzo, a vocal solo, a "prayer" from Gounod's opera about Faust.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Mephistopheles declared to Faust that he desired evil, but did only good.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Or Mephistopheles—in Goethe's Faust 'Was soil uns denn das ew'ge Schaffen!
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • This thought pervades all German literature and is mystically expressed in Goethe's "Faust": All things transitory But as symbols are sent.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • The colossal drama "Faust" is the most splendid product of his genius, though he wrote a large number of other plays and poems.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Did I not say, when I was arranging that affair of Faust's, that all Man's reason has done for him is to make him beastlier than any beast.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • As he strode over a gutter, he apostrophized a bearded portress who was worthy to meet Faust on the Brocken, and who had a broom in her hand.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Something very similar to Faust's cell presented itself to Jehan's view, when he ventured his head through the halfopen door.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • ' " They played potsy, humming "The Soldiers' Chorus" from Faust which they called "Glory.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • He believes, like Faust, that two souls are far too many for a single breast and must tear the breast asunder.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • The thing had happened in M. Debienne and M. Poligny's time, also in Box Five and also during a performance of FAUST.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • The first one, Faust the Dog, was written by a man named Mattheus Ottleberg.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • "Keep this colt right up with Faust as close as you can," he later recalled telling the jockey.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Margaret disliked "Tosca" and "Faust."
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • I understood why this stuff is so deadly, so insufferably false, even in Faust.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Her soul cried out in the words of Faust, "Stay, thou art fair!"
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • From somewhere in the house, Grandma Faust said something I couldn't make out, probably "Don't let them in!"
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • THE LORD Know'st Faust?
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • Hurstwood found that he could not talk, repressed as he was, and grudging Drouet every moment of his presence, he bowed himself out with the elegance of a Faust.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie

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