Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Idiot

nuraychurokhas quoted5 years ago
How can I possibly be so when I know myself that I am considered one?
Christabelle Adelinehas quoted4 years ago
I used to watch the line where earth and sky met, and longed to go and seek there the key of all mysteries, thinking that I might find there a new life, perhaps some great city where life should be grander and richer—and then it struck me that life may be grand enough even in a prison.
itchastarhas quotedlast year
I remember my melancholy was intolerable; I felt inclined to cry; I sat and wondered and wondered uncomfortably; the consciousness that everything was strange weighed terribly upon me; I could understand that it was all foreign and strange.
alixvuilleminhas quoted4 years ago
I believe that to execute a man for murder is to punish him immeasurably more dreadfully than is equivalent to his crime. A murder by sentence is far more dreadful than a murder committed by a criminal.
paintchloehas quoted5 years ago
And I had given him up to her!
paintchloehas quoted5 years ago
You wouldn't believe how frightened I am of misbehaving somehow
paintchloehas quoted5 years ago
Do you think you can drink a cup of tea decently,
paintchloehas quoted5 years ago
something serious and learned.
meghasinghjadaunhas quoted3 months ago
that rude enjoyment of the discomforts of others which the common classes so often show
Diego Ivánhas quoted3 months ago
A special feature of this physiognomy was its death-like pallor
meghasinghjadaunhas quoted3 months ago
“Prince Lef Nicolaievitch
Fatima younushas quoted4 months ago
“It is a crime on my part to imagine anything so base, with such cynical frankness.”
meghasinghjadaunhas quoted5 months ago
in the luggage van
meghasinghjadaunhas quoted5 months ago
and that he has precious little
EngSeng Kuekhas quoted5 months ago
These moments, short as they are, when I feel such extreme consciousness of myself, and consequently more of life than at other times, are due only to the disease
Liamhas quoted5 months ago
my opinion, the duty of the novelist is to seek out points of interest and instruction even in the characters of commonplace people.
EngSeng Kuekhas quoted6 months ago
What’s more unanswerable than a fact?
EngSeng Kuekhas quoted6 months ago
I thought that perhaps she despised me too much to feel any resentment against me. And that’s the truth.
EngSeng Kuekhas quoted6 months ago
You are suspicious, you know, and jealous, therefore when anything annoying happens to you, you exaggerate its significance.
Samir Đokovićhas quoted6 months ago
How is anyone to tell a story which he cannot understand himself?
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