Ivan Turgenev

Ivan Turgenev

Russian writer
There's only one way for an individual to remain upright, not to fall to pieces, not to sink into the mire of self-oblivionorself-contempt. That's calmly to turn away from everything, to say, "Enough!" and, folding one's useless arms across one's empty breast, to retain the ultimate, the sole attainable virtue, the virtue of recognizing one's own insignificance.More Ivan Turgenev quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As for work, without it, without painstaking work, any writer or artist definitely remains a dilettante; there's no point in waiting for so-called blissful moments, for inspiration; if it comes, so much the better--but you keep working anyway.More Ivan Turgenev quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The word tomorrow was invented for indecisive people and for children.More Ivan Turgenev quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Nothing is worse and more hurtful than a happiness that comes too late. It can give no pleasure, yet it deprives you of that most precious of rights - the right to swear and curse at your fate!More Ivan Turgenev quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A withered maple leaf has left its branch and is falling to the ground; its movements resemble those of a butterfly in flight. Isn't it strange? The saddest and deadest of things is yet so like the gayest and most vital of creatures?More Ivan Turgenev quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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