Wednesday, February 23, 2005

My favorite sentence from Anna Karenina:

The prince enjoyed a health remarkable even among princes; by means of gymnastics and good care of his body, he had attained to such strength that, despite the intemperance with which he gave himself up to pleasure, he was as fresh as a big, green, waxy Dutch cucumber.

Page 354 in my edition.

4 comments:

Amelia said...

No doubt! I'm so infatuated by men who remind me of waxy, Dutch cucumbers!!!

nanana said...

Ahem-- are there no Freudians here? the comments make me blush!
Is this a family Blog??

Amelia said...

Oh my mamama!!!! I hadn't even boarded that train of thought! I just liked the irony, but I see where you are coming from. *Blush*

nanana said...

Well, you never know about people, and how their minds work. Stuffed animals, now, are a different story. (a shameless plug for my blog-- Mama Knows!)