Ivan Turgenev Quotes & Sayings

19 most famous Ivan Turgenev quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was a Russian novelist who passed away on 3 September, 1883.

Ivan Turgenev Quotes
“To desire and expect nothing for oneself and to have profound sympathy for others is genuine holiness.”
Ivan Turgenev Quotes
“Time sometimes flies like a bird, sometimes crawls like a snail; but a man is happiest when he does not even notice whether it passes swiftly or slowly.”
Ivan Turgenev Quotes
“Most people can't understand how others can blow their noses differently than they do.”
Ivan Turgenev Quotes
“We sit in the mud... and reach for the stars.”
Ivan Turgenev Quotes
“I agree with no one's opinion. I have some of my own.”
Ivan Turgenev Quotes
“Whatever a person may pray for, that person prays for a miracle. Every prayer comes down to this - Almighty God, grant that two times two not equal four.”
Ivan Turgenev Quotes
“Circumstances define us; they force us onto one road or another, and then they punish us for it.”
Ivan Turgenev Quotes
“The word tomorrow was invented for indecisive people and for children.”
Ivan Turgenev Quotes
“People without firmness of character love to make up a fate for themselves; that relieves them of the necessity of having their own will and of taking responsibility for themselves.”
Ivan Turgenev Quotes
“Nature creates while destroying, and doesn't care whether it creates or destroys as long as life isn't extinguished, as long as death doesn't lose its rights.”

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