A Quote from Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina

I have begun reading Anna Karenina by Leo Tolsoy, one of my favorite authors.  I hear that a new well-anticipated film version of the book will be released in the US this fall.  Tolstoy’s wealth in understanding the human condition makes him Master of character development.  The reader learns to love these characters as Tolstoy loves them and understands them.  They are timeless. One may find himself or learn to understand another, maybe to the point of reconciliation, through these living characters.  It has happened for me before in reading Tolstoy; now it’s happening again.

Here is a quote that won’t leave me.  I’m sure there will be more to share.

“He lived (without being aware of it) by those spiritual truths that he had drunk in with his mother’s milk…”

From Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, part 8 page 828 of the Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky English translation from the original Russian, Penguin Books

[I confess; I read the last part first, a bad habit of mine.]


One response to “A Quote from Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina

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