Anna Karenina, Happiness/Meaning of life, Quotes, Tolstoy, Leo, Writers

QUOTE: Chasing happiness with Leo Tolstoy

It's odd that while most people recognise the truth in this sentence, it changes nothing and we keep chasing. If only we could always be happy in the present. But perhaps that insatiable impulse for another condition is a requirement from evolution (or God/gods) to get us off our b-hinds. https://uk.pinterest.com/longvictorian2/leo-tolstoy/

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Anna Karenina, Tolstoy, Leo, Worst couples in literature, Writers

11 worst couples in literature: Anna Karenina and Alexei Vronsky from Anna Karenina

No. 6.  Anna Karenina and Alexei Vronsky from Anna Karenina Spoiler alert! OK - so your husband is as dull as a potato and Count Vronsky is handsome, charming and passionate. But you're in Russia and look at the calendar - it's 1873. This is not a relationship with good prospects. For Vronsky: Anna will… Continue reading 11 worst couples in literature: Anna Karenina and Alexei Vronsky from Anna Karenina

Happiness/Meaning of life, Hardy, Thomas, Jude the Obscure, Quotes, Writers

QUOTE: Gigantic dreams (Thomas Hardy)

Poor Jude. Life somehow got in the way. Jude was the first adult book I ever read. Bromley Public Library. A strange choice really, especially given the ending! Even so, I could tell there was something magical about it – the power of writing and dreams.   https://uk.pinterest.com/longvictorian2/thomas-hardy/

Art, Books & art, Paintings, Readers reading

A Girl Reading In A Sailing Boat (1869) by Alfred Corbould

Readers reading #1 A Girl Reading In A Sailing Boat (1869) By Alfred Corbould (1852 - 1920). A Girl Reading In A Sailing Boat (1869) by Alfred Chantrey Corbould (1852-1920). Looking at those dates, it makes the artist about 17 years old when he painted this lovely work. Alfred came from a long line of… Continue reading A Girl Reading In A Sailing Boat (1869) by Alfred Corbould