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1. "Ergenlik suçlamalari,boyutlari ne olursa olsun,insanligin çektigi acilarin karmasikligini bir anda ortadan kaldiri veriyordu.Eger ergenlik suçlamasini edebiyat yapitlarina uyarlayacak olsaydik,dünya üzerindeki bütün edebiyat elestirmenleri islerinden olurdu.Hamlet'in,Raskolnikov'un ve Genç Werther'in sirri neydi?Erganlik bunalimlari tabi.Peki ya Don Quixote veya Humbert Humbert?Onda ne var canim,yanit:Orta yas bunalimlari.Öyleyse zavalli Anna Karenina'yi nasil açiklamaliydi?Yanit gayet baitti: regl öncesi sendromu,bir de fazla salgilanan hormonlar."
Author: Alain De Botton
2. "I endured quite a few injuries when I was younger and had my first surgery on my foot when I was 15. But I love dancing. 'Anna Karenina' was great for me as it meant I could combine the two and I actually went back and did some classes."
Author: Alicia Vikander
3. "Every story has already been told. Once you've read Anna Karenina, Bleak House, The Sound and the Fury, To Kill a Mockingbird and A Wrinkle in Time, you understand that there is really no reason to ever write another novel. Except that each writer brings to the table, if she will let herself, something that no one else in the history of time has ever had."[Commencement Speech; Mount Holyoke College, May 23, 1999]"
Author: Anna Quindlen
4. "The costumes help. They make it less real, disguise what it really is both for the actors and for the people who'll see it on the screen. It's like the people who read Anna Karenina, and because it's in Russia they can say, 'Oh, that's not my pain they're talking about.' And Chris is tough. She goes from one thing to the next and doesn't worry about the past. When a cat sits mere purring on your lap, you know for a fact she isn't thinking about her former owner; she's thinking about her dinner. That's Chris."
Author: Barbara Hambly
5. "As a bookish child in Calcutta, I used to thrill to the adventures of bad girls whose pursuit of happiness swept them outside the bounds of social decency. Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Emma Bovary and Anna Karenina lived large in my imagination. The naughty girls of Hollywood films flirted and knew how to drive."
Author: Bharati Mukherjee
6. "She resembled Anna Karenina, the kind of woman that if you want to kill, you have to hit with a train."
Author: Craig Johnson
7. "Anna Karenina is sheer perfection as a work of art. No European work of fiction of our present day comes anywhere near it. Furthermore, the idea underlying it shows that it is ours, ours, something that belongs to us alone and that is our own property, our own national 'new word'or, at any rate, the beginning of it."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
8. "'Anna Karenina' is just a story about a woman falling in love with a bloke who is not her husband. It's gossip, rubbish - on the other hand, it's the deepest story there could be about social transgression, about love, betrayal, duty, children."
Author: Hanif Kureishi
9. "The hormones also made me more emotional. I found myself snapping at Chad and Jeff for blasting The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin on TV. I also was more prone to isolation, vegging out in my room, listening to Janet Jackson's The Velvet Rope on loop while reading heavy heroine novels like Madame Bovary, Anna Karenina, A Room with a View, and The Age of Innocence."
Author: Janet Mock
10. "On one memorable occasion Vronsky played all the parts in an abridged version of Anna Karenina when the rest of the cast were on strike for more blinis."
Author: Jasper Fforde
11. "Art is bad when ‘you see the intent and get put off.' (Goethe) In Tolstoy one is unaware of the intent, and sees only the thing itself. from the book, On Retranslating A Russian Classic Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy"
Author: Joel Carmichael
12. "[The book, Anna Karenina, is] a mirror held up to the real, grimy, quotidian interactions of married life, of which romance is little more than a passing mood: marriage, that slippery social contract that, if it works at all, depends more on indulgent disconnection than on some kind of sacred accord."
Author: Kate Moses
13. "One of the world's most tiresome questions is what object one would bring to a desert island,because people always answer "a deck of cards" or "Anna Karenina" when the obvious answer is "a well equipped boat and a crew to sail me off the island and back home where I can play all the card games and read all the Russian novels I want."
Author: Lemony Snicket
14. "Tuhan memberi hari, dan Tuhan memberi kekuatan. Dan hari serta kekuatan itu diabdikan pada kerja, dan dalam kerja itu sendiri terdapat berkat. (Anna Karenina vol. 1)"
Author: Leo Tolstoy
15. "Whatever our fate is or may be, we have made it and do not complain of it."- Vronksy {Anna Karenina}"
Author: Leo Tolstoy
16. "I wrote everything into Anna Karenina, and nothing was left over."
Author: Leo Tolstoy
17. "Love. The reason I dislike that word is that it means too much for me, far more than you can understand."- Anna Karenina {Anna Karenina}"
Author: Leo Tolstoy
18. "'The Hunger Games' isn't for everybody. But neither is 'Anna Karenina.'"
Author: Mary Schmich
19. "It's Tolstoy, by the way," I say as I open the door.He turns around. "What?"Shut up, I tell myself. Shut up."The writer of Anna Karenina. Not Trotsky. Trotsky was a revolutionary who was stabbed with apickax in Mexico in 1940. But I can understand how the T thing could confuse you."
Author: Melina Marchetta
20. "Maybe it's not, in the end, the virtues of others that so wrenches our hearts as it is the sense of almost unbearably poignant recognition when we see them at their most base, in their sorrow and gluttony and foolishness. You need the virtues, too—some sort of virtues—but we don't care about Emma Bovary or Anna Karenina or Raskolnikov because they're good. We care about them because they're not admirable, because they're us, and because great writers have forgiven them for it."
Author: Michael Cunningham
21. "I think predictability is built into any good novel in some way - you begin reading Anna Karenina and you know pretty much what's going to happen at the end. But that doesn't mean you know what's going to happen in the middle. For me, it's that sense of what happens in the middle that's important."
Author: Scarlett Thomas
22. "Anna Karenina, Anna Karenina, Anna Karenina" when asked the three best novels of all time."
Author: William Faulkner

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Women have married because it was necessary, in order to survive economically, in order to have children who would not suffer economic deprivation or social ostracism, in order to remain respectable, in order to do what was expected of women because coming out of "abnormal" childhoods they wanted to feel "normal," and because heterosexual romance has been represented as the great female adventure, duty, and fulfillment. We may faithfully or ambivalently have obeyed the institution, but our feelings - and our sensuality - have not been tamedor contained within it."
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