L The List
- 1+ 14- 1
IndiscretionAlexei Karenin: "I must warn you about something."
Anna Karenina: "Warn me?"
Alexei Karenin: "You may by indiscretion give the world occasion to talk about you."
Alexei attempts to give wife Anna a gentle warning about her very public tryst with another man, noting that just like when they married, every move she makes is being watched by the public.
- 2+ 13- 2
Married But Not LoveAnna Karenina: "I was 18 when I got married but it was not love."
Anna explains the reasoning behind why she married Alexei Karenin at such a young age. Spoiler: They didn't marry because they were madly in love but more for the fact that it would look really great in the public eye.
- 3+ 10- 1
Dance With MeCount Vronsky: "Dance with me"
Anna Karenina: "I'm not used to be spoken to like that by a man I met once at a railway station."
Count Vronsky: "I dare say but if I'm not to dance with you I'm getting out of this operetta and going home."
Anna Karenina: "Then for goodness sake"
Care of one dance, two near strangers go from being just that to feeling an electric spark between the two of them, the very seeds from which love grows.
- 4+ 9- 1
You Can't Ask Why in LoveCount Vronsky: "I love you."
Anna Karenina: "Why?"
Count Vronsky: "You can't ask why in love."
When Anna asks County Vronsky exactly why he is in love with her, he brings up a very good point. Often in love there is something intangible, something you cannot name, that attracts one person to the next making it impossible to answer the question of why.
- 5+ 10- 2
Improper ConductAlexei Karenin: "I have to tell you..."
Anna Karenina: "Yes?"
Alexei Karenin: "I have to tell you, you behaved improperly today."
Anna Karenina: "How is that?"
Alexei Karenin: "By making plain your feeling by when one of the riders fell. Your conduct was improper. It must not occur again. I have said it before. You will say my concern is unnecessary and ridiculous. You are my wife. I am wrong to think that. Yes? Perhaps I was mistaken?"
Anna Karenina: "No, you were not mistaken. I love him. I am his mistress."
The crap finally hits the fan between Alexei and Anna when he confronts her about her improper behavior. It's at this point that Anna finally admits to him of her affair and that she does in fact love this other man.
- 6+ 4- 2
Misery and Greatest HappinessAnna Karenina: "This must stop. If you have any thought for me you will give me back my peace."
Count Vronsky: "There can be no peace for us only misery and greatest happiness."
Though Anna urges Count Vronsky to leave her (and her husband) alone, he refuses stating that if they cannot be in love together then they must hurt equally instead.