Ivan Turgenev Quotes

Most people can’t understand how others can blow their noses differently than they do.

I am of the opinion that, as a general thing, it is the originals alone who live well on this earth… No, go ahead and be foolish, actually, but let it be after your own fashion. Have your own bouquet, a bouquet all your own.

I shall say briefly that I am a realist, and above all interested in the living truth of the human face… I do not believe in absolutes and systems. I love freedom more than anything… Everything human’s dear to me. Slavophilism is alien, as is every orthodoxy.

I share no man’s opinions; I have my own.

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