Where is it I've read that someone condemned to death says or thinks, an hour before his death, that if he had to live on some high rock, on such a narrow ledge that he'd only room to stand, and the ocean, everlasting darkness, everlasting solitude, everlasting tempest around him, if he had to remain standing on a square yard of space all his life, a thousand years, eternity, it were better to live so than to die at once. Only to live, to live and live! Life, whatever it may be! ( / )



But when she was asleep and had no control over her thoughts, her situation appeared to her in all its hideous nakedness. She had one and the same dream almost every night. She dreamed that both of them were her husbands and both made passionate love to her. Alexey Karenin wept when kissing her hands and kept saying: “How wonderful it is now!” And Alexey Vronsky was there, too; and he, too, was her husband. And, wondering why this seemed so impossible to her before, she kept explaining to them, laughing that that was much simpler and that now both of them were happy and contented. But this dream weighed on her like a nightmare, and she woke up in terror. - Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

But when she was asleep and had no control over her thoughts, her situation appeared to her in all its hideous nakedness. She had one and the same dream almost every night. She dreamed that both of them were her husbands and both made passionate love to her. Alexey Karenin wept when kissing her hands and kept saying: “How wonderful it is now!” And Alexey Vronsky was there, too; and he, too, was her husband. And, wondering why this seemed so impossible to her before, she kept explaining to them, laughing that that was much simpler and that now both of them were happy and contented. But this dream weighed on her like a nightmare, and she woke up in terror.Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

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