„He did not, and could not, understand the meaning of words apart from their context. Every word and action of his was the manifestation of an activity unknown to him, which was his life.“

—  Лев Николаевич Толстой, книга Война и мир

About Platon Karataev in Bk. XII, ch. 13
War and Peace (1865–1867; 1869)

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