Ivan Turgenev Quotes (35 quotes)
“For myself, I detest the fellow, and think him a charlatan. I am certain that, in spite of his frogs, he is making no real progress in physics.”
Father and Sons (1862)
Fathers and Sons Chapter 16 (1862) (translated by Constance Garnett)
Fathers and Sons Chapter 13 (1862) (translated by Constance Garnett)
“A bright spring day was fading into evening. High overhead in the clear heavens small rosy clouds seemed hardly to move across the sky but to be sinking into its depths of blue.”
A House of Gentlefolk, translated by Constance Garnett, 1894, Chapter 1
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsIvan Turgenev
Born: November 9, 1818
Died: September 3, 1883 (aged 64)
Bio: Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev was a Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright. His first major publication, a short story collection entitled A Sportsman's Sketches, is a milestone of Russian Realism, and his novel Fathers and Sons is regarded as one of the major works of 19th-century fiction.
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“Finding the occasional straw of truth awash in a great ocean of confusion and bamboozle requires intelligence, vigilance, dedication and courage. But if we don't practice these tough habits of thought, we cannot hope to solve the truly serious problems that face us - and we risk becoming a nation of suckers, up for grabs by the next charlatan who comes along.”