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Quotation by Alexander Herzen
Everything in Italy that is particularly elegant and grand ... borders upon insanity and absurdity—or at least is reminiscent of childhood.
Alexander Herzen (1812–1870), Russian journalist, political thinker. Trans. by Constance Garnett (1924-1927). "Miscellaneous Pieces: Beyond the Alps," vol. 3, pt. 8, My Past and Thoughts (1921).
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