"As Sterne says: "We don't love people so much for the good they have done us, as for the good we have done them.""
Laurence Sterne by Sir Joshua Reynolds
Public DomainLaurence Sterne by Sir Joshua Reynolds
 Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) was an Irish writer, author of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey. He was an Anglican priest, and published a number of sermons. Sterne was an important influence on Tolstoy's development as a writer, especially in terms of his use of digressions, details, and the analysis of characters' subconscious motives.