“If God does not exist, then everything is permitted”
“The secret of man's being is not only to live but to have something to live for.”
“What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love”
“It is not the brains that matter most, but that which guides them -- the character, the heart, generous qualities, progressive ideas.”
"Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man."
"The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month."
"There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind."
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
One of the greatest novelists of all time is Fyodor Dostoyevsky. His Brothers Karamazov is the best fiction I have ever read and #1 on my list of novels. So, in light of my admiration for his skill, I offer these quotes of his writing.