An excerpt from Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina Part II, Chapter 34:
Kitty did not answer [her father], not because she had nothing to say, but because she did not care to reveal her secret thoughts even to her father. But, strange to say, although she had made up her mind not to be influenced by her father’s views, not to let him into her in most sanctuary, she felt the heavenly image of Madame Stahl, which she had carried for a whole month in her heart, had vanished, never to return, just as the fantastic figure made up of some clothes thrown down at random vanishes when one sees that it is only a garment lying there. All that was left was a woman with short legs, who lay down because she had a bad figure, and tormented patient Varenka for not arranging her comfort to her liking. And by no effort of the imagination could Kitty bring back the former Madame Stahl.