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    Death’s an old joke, but each individual encounters it anew.
    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)

    The word “tomorrow” was invented for indecisive people and for children.
    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)

    Love isn’t actually a feeling at all—it’s an illness, a certain condition of body and soul.... Usually it takes possession of someone without his permission, all of a sudden, against his will—just like cholera or a fever.
    —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)