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Anna Karenina

The literary stars have aligned today (and by today I mean like three weeks ago when I actually wrote this post). This morning, I watched that episode of… 635 more words

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If you have a heart and a way to access US news, you (like me) may have felt a little disheartened by the succession of stories and events unfolding of late. 118 more words

Philosophy

but bright and happy life

Suddenly, he did not know why, he felt a pang. The day was so beautiful, the sun so bright, everything around so gay, but that slim pretty girl did not know, or wish to know, of his existence and was contented and cheerful in her own separate — probably foolish — but bright and happy life. 47 more words

Literature

but we know life

“Yes, the oak is right, a thousand times right,” thought Prince Andrew. “Let others — the young — yield afresh to that fraud, but we know life, our life is finished!”

Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

Literature

stupid, meaningless, constantly repeated fraud

“Spring, love, happiness!” this oak seemed to say. “Are you not weary of that stupid, meaningless, constantly repeated fraud? Always the same and always a fraud? 63 more words

Literature

the same old way

His meeting with Pierre formed an epoch in Prince Andrew’s life. Though outwardly he continued to live in the same old way, inwardly he began a new life.

Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

Literature