"Eh bien, mon prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now no more than family estates of the Buonapartes. No, I warn you, if you don't say that this means war, if you still permit yourself to condone all the infamies, all the atrocities, of this Antichrist - and that's what I really believe he is - I will have nothing more to do with you, you are no longer my friend, my faithful slave, as you say. But how do you do, how do you do? I see I am frightening you. Sit down and tell me all about it."
- From War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy [The Ann Dunnigan translation]