* During one of the final scenes of the book, when Humbert asks Lolita to explain why she doesn't feel resentment towards Quilty for [[spoiler: molesting her and attempting to exploit her,]] he supplies her response. "He broke my heart. You merely broke my life."
* Lolita goes on to live a normal life, in a happy marriage [[spoiler:only to die giving birth to her first child, who was born stillborn.]]
* Near the end of the book, Humbert recalls a moment when [[spoiler:after Lolita has left him, he hears the laughter of children in a school playground, and realizes that "the hopelessly poignant thing was not the absence of Lolita from my side, but the absence of Lolita from that concord."]]
** Although given that Humbert always wants our sympathy, this could be him deliberately wearing the mask of a StoicWoobie. As always in Nabokov, [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation you decide]].