Leo Tolstoy quote about relationship from Anna Karenina - We walked to meet each other up to the time of our love, and then we have been irresistibly drifting in different directions. And there's no altering that.
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We walked to meet each other up to the time of our love, and then we have been irresistibly drifting in different directions. And there's no altering that.
 Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (1877). copy citation

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Author Leo Tolstoy
Source Anna Karenina
Topic relationship heartbreak difference
Date 1877
Language English
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Note Translated by Constance Garnett
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1399/1399-h/1399-h.htm

Context

“«My love keeps growing more passionate and egoistic, while his is waning and waning, and that's why we're drifting apart.» She went on musing. «And there's no help for it. He is everything for me, and I want him more and more to give himself up to me entirely. And he wants more and more to get away from me. We walked to meet each other up to the time of our love, and then we have been irresistibly drifting in different directions. And there's no altering that. He tells me I'm insanely jealous, and I have told myself that I am insanely jealous; but it's not true. I'm not jealous, but I'm unsatisfied. But….» she opened her lips, and shifted her place in the carriage in the excitement, aroused by the thought that suddenly struck her.” source

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