Ivan Turgenev Quotes

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Ivan Turgenev quotes: I look up to heaven only when I want to sneeze. I look up to heaven only when I want to sneeze.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: It's all romanticism, nonsense, rottenness, art. It's all romanticism, nonsense, rottenness, art.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: Know how to will, and you will be free, and will lead. Know how to will, and you will be free, and will lead.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: I never started from ideas but always from character. I never started from ideas but always from character.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: Nature's not a temple, but a workshop, and man's the workman in it. Nature's not a temple, but a workshop, and man's the workman in it.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: My dear Natalya Petrovna, there's funny and funny. My dear Natalya Petrovna, there's funny and funny.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: Death is something ancient, but it comes fresh to each of us. Death is something ancient, but it comes fresh to each of us.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: Oh we have hard times to live through, those of us who are born spectators. Oh we have hard times to live through, those of us who are born spectators.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: After all, when you think of it, nothing is stronger in the world...and weaker--than a word! After all, when you think of it, nothing is stronger in the world...and weaker--than a word!
Ivan Turgenev quotes: I am a flirt: I have no heart: I have an actor's nature. I am a flirt: I have no heart: I have an actor's nature.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: It's fun talking to you ... like walking on the edge of a precipice. At first one's nervous but then courage takes over from somewhere. It's fun talking to you ... like walking on the edge of a precipice. At first one's nervous but then courage takes over from somewhere.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: the sound of one's own voice has a powerful effect on any man, the sound of one's own voice has a powerful effect on any man,
Ivan Turgenev quotes: Belonging to oneselfthe whole essence of life lies in that. Belonging to oneself
the whole essence of life lies in that.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: There are some moments in life, some feelings; one can only point to them and pass by. There are some moments in life, some feelings; one can only point to them and pass by.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: Love, I thought, is stronger than death or the fear of death. Only by it, by love, life holds together and advances. Love, I thought, is stronger than death or the fear of death. Only by it, by love, life holds together and advances.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: To tell about a drunken muzhik's beating his wife is incomparably harder than to compose a whole tract about the 'woman question.' To tell about a drunken muzhik's beating his wife is incomparably harder than to compose a whole tract about the 'woman question.'
Ivan Turgenev quotes: Sometimes little things happen which seem nothing at all, but they hurt. Sometimes little things happen which seem nothing at all, but they hurt.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: A son is like a lopped off branch. As a falcon he comes when he wills and goes where he lists. A son is like a lopped off branch. As a falcon he comes when he wills and goes where he lists.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: I agree with no one's opinion. I have some of my own. I agree with no one's opinion. I have some of my own.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: Death doesn't come running, but you can't run away from it, neither; nor must you be helping it along. Death doesn't come running, but you can't run away from it, neither; nor must you be helping it along.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: The past was a dream wasn't it? And who ever remembers dreams? The past was a dream wasn't it? And who ever remembers dreams?
Ivan Turgenev quotes: How sad that youth, with all its power,Was given us in vain, to burn;That we betrayed it every hour,And were deceived by it in turn; How sad that youth, with all its power,
Was given us in vain, to burn;
That we betrayed it every hour,
And were deceived by it in turn;
Ivan Turgenev quotes: A person who gets angry at his own illness is sure to overcome it A person who gets angry at his own illness is sure to overcome it
Ivan Turgenev quotes: You may live a long while with some people and be on friendly terms with them and never speak openly with them from your soul. You may live a long while with some people and be on friendly terms with them and never speak openly with them from your soul.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: Nowhere does time pass as swiftly as in Russia, though they say that in prison it passes even more quickly. Nowhere does time pass as swiftly as in Russia, though they say that in prison it passes even more quickly.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: Death's an old joke, but each individual encounters it anew. Death's an old joke, but each individual encounters it anew.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: And was it his destined part / Only one moment in his life / To be close to your heart? And was it his destined part /
Only one moment in his life /
To be close to your heart?
Ivan Turgenev quotes: Take what you can yourself, and don't let others get you into their hands; to belong to oneself, that is the whole thing in life. Take what you can yourself, and don't let others get you into their hands; to belong to oneself, that is the whole thing in life.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: Weak people never put an end to things themselves. They always wait for the end. Weak people never put an end to things themselves. They always wait for the end.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: I share no man's opinions; I have my own. I share no man's opinions; I have my own.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: We're young, we're not monsters, no fools: we'll conquer happiness for ourselves. We're young, we're not monsters, no fools: we'll conquer happiness for ourselves.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: That's what children are for - that their parents may not be bored. That's what children are for - that their parents may not be bored.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: Every man's happiness is built on the unhappi-ness of another. Every man's happiness is built on the unhappi-ness of another.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: I walked in the meadows of green grieving for my life. I walked in the meadows of green grieving for my life.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: Words indeed have been my ruin; they have consumed me, and to the end I cannot be free of them. Words indeed have been my ruin; they have consumed me, and to the end I cannot be free of them.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: Significance is sweet ... Significance is sweet ...
Ivan Turgenev quotes: What's important is that twice two is four and all the rest's nonsense. What's important is that twice two is four and all the rest's nonsense.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: Beware of the love of women; beware of that ecstasy - that slow poison. Beware of the love of women; beware of that ecstasy - that slow poison.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: Sentimental outbreaks are like liquorice; when first you suck it, it's not bad, but afterwards it leaves a very nasty taste in the mouth. Sentimental outbreaks are like liquorice; when first you suck it, it's not bad, but afterwards it leaves a very nasty taste in the mouth.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: Caprice and irresponsibility ... .Those two words sum you up; your whole nature's contained in thosetwo words. Caprice and irresponsibility ... .
Those two words sum you up; your whole nature's contained in those
two words.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: I've become convinced that every person should treat himself strictly and even rudely and distrustfully; it's difficult to tame the beast in oneself. I've become convinced that every person should treat himself strictly and even rudely and distrustfully; it's difficult to tame the beast in oneself.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: Illness isn't the only thing that spoils the appetite. Illness isn't the only thing that spoils the appetite.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: Woe to the heart that has not loved in youth! Woe to the heart that has not loved in youth!
Ivan Turgenev quotes: I do not know what the heart of a bad man is like. But i do know what the heart of a good man is like. And it is terrible. I do not know what the heart of a bad man is like. But i do know what the heart of a good man is like. And it is terrible.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: One may speak about anything on earth with fire, with enthusiasm, with ecstasy, but one only speaks about oneself with avidity. One may speak about anything on earth with fire, with enthusiasm, with ecstasy, but one only speaks about oneself with avidity.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: Whatever a man prays for, he prays for a miracle. Every prayer reduces itself to this: Great God, grant that twice two be not four. Whatever a man prays for, he prays for a miracle. Every prayer reduces itself to this: Great God, grant that twice two be not four.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: She found it sinful and expensive to have sugar in her tea, although she herself never spent a penny on anything. She found it sinful and expensive to have sugar in her tea, although she herself never spent a penny on anything.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: [ ... ] no carrot would be permitted in a soup that had not first assumed a rhomboidal or trapezoidal shape. [ ... ] no carrot would be permitted in a soup that had not first assumed a rhomboidal or trapezoidal shape.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: What's this?' she asked. 'Is it a sphinx?'Yes,' he answered, 'and the sphinx is you. What's this?' she asked. 'Is it a sphinx?'
Yes,' he answered, 'and the sphinx is you.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: Death's an old story, but new for each person. Death's an old story, but new for each person.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: It's no good writing if God hasn't given you talent. People will just laugh. It's no good writing if God hasn't given you talent. People will just laugh.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: You may feed the wolf as you will; he has always a hankering for the woods. You may feed the wolf as you will; he has always a hankering for the woods.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: But I had absolutely lost all sense of personal dignity, and could not tear myself away from the spectacle of my own misery. But I had absolutely lost all sense of personal dignity, and could not tear myself away from the spectacle of my own misery.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: In my case there was no first love. I began with the second. In my case there was no first love. I began with the second.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: I only know that I feel tired, antiquated; I feel as though I had been living a long, long time. I only know that I feel tired, antiquated; I feel as though I had been living a long, long time.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: In his heart he was highly delighted with his friend's suggestion, but he thought it a duty to conceal his feeling. He was not a nihilist for nothing! In his heart he was highly delighted with his friend's suggestion, but he thought it a duty to conceal his feeling. He was not a nihilist for nothing!
Ivan Turgenev quotes: Bazarov drew himself up haughtily. I don't adopt any one's ideas; I have my own. Bazarov drew himself up haughtily. I don't adopt any one's ideas; I have my own.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: What a magnificent body, how I should like to see it on the dissecting table. What a magnificent body, how I should like to see it on the dissecting table.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: You are an old pig!'one of them said to the other. 'And that is worse than being a young one. You are an old pig!'one of them said to the other. 'And that is worse than being a young one.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: There is a sweetness in being the sole source, the autocraticand irresponsible cause of the greatest joy and profoundest pain to another. There is a sweetness in being the sole source, the autocratic
and irresponsible cause of the greatest joy and profoundest pain to another.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: The "why not" of youth, the secret desire to know his luck, to try his strength all on his own without the support of another, eventually won through. The "why not" of youth, the secret desire to know his luck, to try his strength all on his own without the support of another, eventually won through.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: I don't see why it's impossible to express everything that's on one's mind. I don't see why it's impossible to express everything that's on one's mind.
Ivan Turgenev quotes: Who among us has the strength to oppose petty egoism, those petty good feelings, pity and remorse? Who among us has the strength to oppose petty egoism, those petty good feelings, pity and remorse?