"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
(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.