In a New York Times Book Review interview, singer-author Jessye Norman was asked “What was the last truly great book you read?” Norman responded: “The Law of Love and the Law of Violence by Leo Tolstoy. I cannot explain this great book, this guide to nonviolence, better than to take a short passage from it: ‘True religion consists in establishing the relation of each of us towards the infinite life that surrounds us, the life that unites us to the infinite, and guides us in all our acts.’” — anonymous