«Υπάρχουν στις αναμνήσεις του κάθε ανθρώπου τέτοια πράγματα, που τα φανερώνει όχι σ’ όλους, μα μονάχα στους φίλους του. Υπάρχουν και τέτοια πράγματα, που ούτε στους φίλους του τα φανερώνει, παρά μονάχα στον εαυτό του, και σε κείνον υπό εχεμύθεια. Μα υπάρχουν, τέλος, κάτι άλλα, που ακόμα και στον εαυτό του ο άνθρωπος φοβάται να τα φανερώσει. Και τέτοια πράγματα ο κάθε καθώς πρέπει άνθρωπος έχει αρκετά. Δηλαδή, όσο πιο πολύ καθώς πρέπει είναι ο άνθρωπος, τόσο πιο πολλά τέτοια πράγματα υπάρχουν…»



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“But how could you live and have no story to tell?”



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“The more stupid one is, the closer one is to reality. The more stupid one is, the clearer one is. Stupidity is brief and artless, while intelligence squirms and hides itself. Intelligence is unprincipled, but stupidity is honest and straightforward.”

FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY «The Brothers Karamazov»


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“I am a sick man… I am a spiteful man. I am an unpleasant man. However, I don’t know beans about my disease, and I am not sure what is bothering me. I don’t treat it and never have, though I respect medicine and doctors. Besides, I am extremely superstitious, let’s say sufficiently so to respect medicine. (I am educated enough not to be superstitious, but I am.) No, I refuse to treat it out of spite. You probably will not understand that. Well, but I understand it. Of course I can’t explain to you just whom I am annoying in this case by my spite. I am perfectly well aware that I cannot “get even” with the doctors by not consulting them. I know better than anyone that I thereby injure only myself and no one else. But still, if I don’t treat it, its is out of spite. My liver is bad, well then– let it get even worse!”

FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY «Notes from Underground»


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“And the more I drink the more I feel it. That’s why I drink too. I try to find sympathy and feeling in drink…. I drink so that I may suffer twice as much!”

FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY «Crime and Punishment»

“Γι’ αυτό πίνω κιόλας, γιατί σε τούτο το ποτό γυρεύω συμπόνια και αίσθημα. Δε γυρεύω τη χαρά. Πίνω γιατί θέλω να υποφέρω διπλά!”



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“It’s not God that I do not accept, you understand, it is this world of God’s, created by God, that I do not accept and cannot agree to accept.”

FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY «The Brothers Karamazov»


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“To go wrong in one’s own way is better then to go right in someone else’s.”

FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY «Crime and Punishment»


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