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    Nature creates while destroying, and doesn’t care whether it creates or destroys—as long as life isn’t extinguished, as long as death doesn’t lose its rights.
    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)

    Nature creates while destroying, and doesn’t care whether it creates or destroys—as long as life isn’t extinguished, as long as death doesn’t lose its rights.
    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)

    There’s only one way for an individual to remain upright, not to fall to pieces, not to sink into the mire of self-oblivion ... or self-contempt. That’s calmly to turn away from everything, to say, “Enough!” and, folding one’s useless arms across one’s empty breast, to retain the ultimate, the sole attainable virtue, the virtue of recognizing one’s own insignificance.
    —Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)

    One may speak about anything on earth with fire, with enthusiasm, with ecstasy, but one only speaks about oneself with avidity.
    —Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)

    There are some moments in life, some feelings.... One can only point to them—and pass by.
    —Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)