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PLATON KARATSEV
[explaining why a boy was executed] Where there's law, there's injustice. [to his dog] C'mon, boy, get up, get up! [to Pierre] But the maggot eats the cabbage - yet dies first.
PIERRE BEZUKHOV
What did you say?
PLATON KARATSEV
I say things happen not as we plan them but as God judges.
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PIERRE BEZUKHOV
You can't hate something you've never known or understood.
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PIERRE BEZUKHOV
There are only two things in life that are really wrong: remorse and illness. When I've recovered from them both, I'll go out in the world again.
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PIERRE BEZUKHOV
[Before the Battle of Borodino] Such an enormous event! All our lives will be different from now on because of what is going to happen here tomorrow.
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PLATON KARATSEV
[about the camp followers of Napoleon's retreating army] Russian women!
PIERRE BEZUKHOV
They're the lice that live on the conquerors. They have to leave or die.
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PIERRE BEZUKHOV
[opens the bedroom drapes, while his spoiled wife sleeps on] Come on, Helene! We've got lots to do if we want to leave for the country.
HELENE KURAGINA
[very sleepy] Oh Pierre, it's so early! [he kisses her, and she gets a crafty look on her face] Besides, it's so boring in the country.
PIERRE BEZUKHOV
[Seriously] I'm sorry, my dear, but I promised those peasants I'd come and see them. They need a new hospital, and a new school, and many other things besides.
HELENE KURAGINA
[very spoiled] Well they can starve just as well without a school, and they can die just as well without a hospital! [catches herself, changes her tune] Pierre, why don't you go on without me? You can do what you have to do, and I'll come visit you in a few months time. [Slyly] You'll appreciate me so much more after a few months of sleeping alone.
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PIERRE BEZUKHOV
I have sinned, Lord, but I have several excellent excuses.