As a moral philosopher Tolstoy was notable for his ideas on nonviolent resistance through works such as The Kingdom of God is Within You, which in turn influenced such twentieth-century figures as Mohandas K. Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leo Tolstoy, "family happiness" passage highlighted in one of the books found with Chris McCandless’s remains.
Jon Krakauer -- Into the Wild
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Translated by Constance Garnett Part One Chapter 1 Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Leo Tolstoy -- Anna Karenina
Where was Leo Tolstoy when I needed him? I kept wishing he’d show up so my mother could slap him instead.
Sherman Alexie -- The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
With these fateful words, Count Leo Tolstoy opened the novel of the spiritual dismemberment of his modern heroine, Anna Karenina.
Joseph Campbell -- The Hero With a Thousand Faces
Listen, in dreams and especially in nightmares, from indigestion or anything, a man sees sometimes such artistic visions, such complex and real actuality, such events, even a whole world of events, woven into such a plot, with such unexpected details from the most exalted matters to the last button on a cuff, as I swear Leo Tolstoy has never invented.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky -- The Brothers Karamazov
Sara slammed the door so hard that a sizable biography of Leo Tolstoy (last words: "The truth is ….
John Green -- Looking for Alaska
Long captivated by the writing of Leo Tolstoy, McCandless particularly admired how the great novelist had forsaken a life of wealth and privilege to wander among the destitute.