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“Keep your clothes neat and tidy; it gives you self-confidence and composure in your bearings.”

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source: January 6, 1854 entry, in Tolstoy’s Diaries Volume 1, 1847–1894, trans. by R. F. Christian (London: Faber and Faber, 2010), 83.

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“She is forty-five and austerely handsome, with large eyes the color of coal and a wide, upturned mouth that often gives her a wry expression. She wears sneakers, black trousers, a wool cardigan with elbow patches—the indifferent wardrobe of someone who devotes her energy to looking rather than to being seen.”

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source: “Celluloid Hero: Tacita Dean’s exhilirating homage to film,” by Emily Eakin, New Yorker, October 31, 2011, 54.

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