"Remember, all Tolstoy said about Anna Karenina was that she was beautiful and could see in the dark like a cat. That's all he ever said to describe her. And every man has a different idea of what's beautiful. And it's best to take the gesture, the shadow of the branch, and let the mind create the tree."
Excerpted from Lion in the Garden: Interviews with William Faulkner, 1926–1962
, Edited by James B. Meriwether and Michael Millgate.
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