Ivan Turgenev

Ivan Turgenev

Russian writer
Only one thing bothered me: at this very moment, as they say, of inexplicable bliss there would be a sinking feeling at the pit of my stomach and my abdomen would be assailed by a melancholy, cold shivering. In the end I couldn't abide such happiness and ran away.More Ivan Turgenev quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In the end, nature is inexorable: it has no reason to hurry and, sooner or later, it takes what belongs to it. Unconsciously and inflexibly obedient to its own laws, it doesn't know art, just as it doesn't know freedom, just as it doesn't know goodness.More Ivan Turgenev quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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]
Youth eats all the sugared fancy cakes and regards them as its daily bread. But there'll come a time when you'll start asking just for a crust.More Ivan Turgenev quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The past was a dream wasn't it? And who ever remembers dreams?More Ivan Turgenev quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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