I was baptized and brought up in the Orthodox Christian faith. I was instructed in it both as a child and throughout my boyhood and youth. But when at the age of eighteen I left university in my second year, I no longer believed in any of the things I had been taught. Continue reading Confession – by Lev Tolstoy→
He returned by 6 am in the morning and went to the washroom as usual, but instead of undressing, he sat – fell into the chair, dropping his hands on his knees, and sat still in that position for five or ten minutes, or an hour, he did not remember. Continue reading By accident – by Lev Tolstoy→
A work of art can be good or bad depending on what says, how he says it, and how sincerely from his heart an artist speaks.
In order for the work of art to be perfect, it is necessary that what the artist says should be completely new and important for all people, that what is expressed should be beautiful enough, and that the artist should speak from his inner need and therefore speak quite truthfully. Continue reading About Art – by Lev Tolstoy→