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Out of my league


Title page of first edition of Anna Karenina

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From Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy:

An ugly, good-natured man, as he considered himself, might, he supposed, be liked as a friend; but to be loved with such a love as that with which he loved Kitty, one would need to be a handsome and, still more, a distinguished man. He had heard that women often did care for ugly and ordinary men, but he did not believe it, for he judged by himself, and he could not himself have loved any but beautiful, mysterious, and exceptional women.

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  1. I guess he wouldn’t have been able to fall in love with a blogger. We are, of course, all beautiful and exceptional, but it’s kind of hard for us to be mysterious. 🙂

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