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Ivan Turgenev

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Nature cares nothing for logic, our human logic: she has her own, which we do not recognize and do not acknowledge until we are crushed under its wheel.

— Ivan Turgenev

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The enchanted world arising out of the dim mists of the past, into which he just stepped, quivered-and disappeared.

— Ivan Turgenev

#point-of-view #russia #intelligence

What a magnificent body, how I should like to see it on the dissecting table.

— Ivan Turgenev

#beauty #black-humour #beauty

Every man hangs by a thread, any minute the abyss may open under his feet, and yet he must go and invent for himself all kinds of troubles and spoil his life.

— Ivan Turgenev


I burnt as in a fire in her presence ... but what did I care to know what the fire was in which I burned and melted--it was enough that it was sweet to burn and melt.

— Ivan Turgenev


Death is like a fisherman who has caught a fish in his net and leaves it for a time in the water: the fish still swims about, but the net surrounds it, and the fisherman will take it when he wishes.

— Ivan Turgenev


A poet must be a psychologist, but a secret one: he should know and feel the roots of phenomena but present only the phenomena themselves in full bloom or as they fade away.

— Ivan Turgenev

#bloom #fade #feel #full #know

The word tomorrow was invented for indecisive people and for children.

— Ivan Turgenev

#indecisive #invented #people #tomorrow #word

There are some moments in life, some feelings; one can only point to them and pass by.

— Ivan Turgenev

#life #moments #only #pass #point

However much you knock at nature's door, she will never answer you in comprehensible words.

— Ivan Turgenev

#comprehensible #door #however #knock #much

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His last substantial work attempting to do justice to the problems of contemporary Russian society Virgin Soil ("Новь") was publiIvan Turgenevd in 1877. Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (Russian: Ива́н Серге́евич Турге́нев; IPA: [ɪˈvan sʲɪrˈɡʲeɪvʲɪtɕ tʊrˈɡʲenʲɪf]; November 9 [O. Nabokov stated that Turgenev "is not a great writer though a pleasant one" and ranked him fourth among nineteenth-century Russian prose writers behind Tolstoy Gogol and Anton Chekhov but ahead of Dostoyevsky.

October 28] 1818 – September 3 1883) was a Russian novelist short story writer and playwright. S.

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