Sunday, February 9, 2014

Fydor Dostoyevsky ( 1821 - 81 )


Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.”

“The soul is healed by being with children.”

But how could one live and have no story to tell?”
White Nights 

“We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.”
Crime and Punishment

 “The darker the night, the brighter the stars,
The deeper the grief, the closer is God!”
 Crime and Punishment

“What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.”
 The Brothers Karamazov   

 Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
 The Brothers Karamazov