Sunday, March 27, 2011


"In a costume she used to wear in Petersburg society, it was still more noticeable how far she had lost her good looks." (Regarding Liza, Princess Elizavéta Kárlovna Bolkónsky)

"She was so plain that the thought of rivalry with her did not occur to either of them; they therefore undertook to dress her up in all sincerity, with that naïve and firm conviction of women that clothes can make a face beautiful." (Regarding Marie, Princess Márya Nikoláevich Bolkónsky)

~ War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy

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