Thanks, Tolstoy

“But he (he knew very well how he must appear to others) was a country gentleman, occupied in breeding cattle, shooting game, and building barns; in other words, a fellow of no ability, who had not turned out well, and who was doing just what, according to the ideas of the world, is done by people fit for nothing else.”  Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

I didn’t set out to do it purposely, but looking at my Audible account apparently I’ve been on a Russian and Russo-American kick this year.  Of all the quotable lines and memorable passages, this one from Anna Karenina takes the prize.

 

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