[PW] three quotations

Jerilyn Marshall jerilyn.marshall at uni.edu
Sun May 24 11:32:30 PDT 2015

In that link from Internet Archive, the quote in question here is not being
attributed to Turgenev. This book appears to have snippets from other
works. There are several on that page from *Talks with Tolstoi* by A. B.
Goldenveizer (1923). The Tolstoy quote comes just below, and in the next
snippet after, the part about Turgenev.

Meanwhile, it may not sound like a Tolstoy construction... but remember
this is supposedly quoting something he said, not wrote. I'm sure that he
originally said it in Russian, not English. It could be a paraphrase, or
not translated word for work. It's also quite possible that he spoke
differently than he wrote. I know that I do!

Just some thoughts,


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Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 21:45:17 -0400
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Try these:

Emerson:    Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect. ?Natural
Religion? (3 Feb. 1861)


Chekov:     http://quoteinvestigator.com/2013/07/30/moon-glint/

On Fri, May 22, 2015 at 7:01 PM, Susie Thurman <classact at lightpower.net>

> I have spent the better part of four hours in the library and on the
> Internet trying to find the source of these quotations, but I've had no
> luck. Can anyone help me? And, if you found it on the Internet, would you
> please share what magic string of words you used?
> Many thanks.
> Susie
> 1)      "Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect." Ralph Waldo
> Emerson
> 2)      "I can't understand how anyone can write without writing
> over and over again." Leo Tolstoy (this does not sound like a Tolstoy
> construction to me, but.)
> 3)      "Don't tell me the moon is shining, show me the glint of the light
> on the broken glass." Anton Chekov
> _______________________________________________

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