Countess Nordston: Anna isn't a criminal, but she broke the rules!
Anna Karenina: I was eighteen when I got married, but it was not love.
Alexei Karenin: I consider jealously to be insulting to you and degrading to me. I have no right to inquire into your feelings. They concern only your conscience.
Alexei Karenin: It would be a sin to help you destroy yourself.
Alexei Karenin: We are bound together by god and this can only be broken by a crime against god!
Nikolai Levin: Romantic love will be the last delusion of the old order.
Anna Karenina: I am not ashamed of who I am or what I've done. Are you ashamed for me?
Alexei Karenin: Is this about my wife? My wife is beyond reproach. She is, after all, my wife.
Countess Nordston: Would you die for love, Konstantin Dmitrich?
Levin: I would. But not for my neighbour's wife.
Levin: An impure love is not love, to me. To admire another man's wife is a pleasant thing, but sensual desire indulged for its own sake is greed, a kind of gluttony, and a misuse of something sacred which is given to us so that we may choose the one person with whom to fulfill our humanness. Otherwise we might as well be cattle.
Countess Nordston: Ah, an idealist!
Alexei Karenin: I tried to save her. She chose him.
Prince Tverskoy: The man who can't govern his wife, has gone as far as he can go in government.
Alexei Karenin: What did I do to deserve this?
Levin: [observing his servants] They look happier than I've ever been. Is it living simply that I'm looking for?
Countess Lydia: Your husband is a saint and we must all cherish him for Russias sake.