Fyodor Dostoevsky

Notes From the Underground

    Bilyana Penevahas quotedlast month
    say, in earnest, that I should probably have been able to discover even in that a peculiar sort of enjoyment--the enjoyment, of course, of despair; but in despair there are the most intense enjoyments, especially when one is very acutely conscious of the hopelessness of one's position.
    Bilyana Penevahas quotedlast month
    man of character, an active man is pre-eminently a limited creature
    Saulo Alves Dos Santoshas quoted2 months ago
    The very opposite sometimes happened.
    Mora Endruhnhas quoted3 months ago
    ill-natured from stupidity,
    Mora Endruhnhas quoted3 months ago
    The more conscious I was of goodness and of all that was "sublime and beautiful," the more deeply I sank into my mire and the more ready I was to sink in it altogether.
    Random Opinionhas quoted3 months ago
    been writing this story; so it's hardly literature so much as a corrective punishment
    Random Opinionhas quoted4 months ago
    had faith, hope, love
    Random Opinionhas quoted4 months ago
    (everything happened in phases to me),
    Random Opinionhas quoted4 months ago
    Every decent man of our age must be a coward and a slave. That is his normal condition.

    Ask Mr North

    Random Opinionhas quoted4 months ago
    pock-marked face, which looked positively villainous

    Funny!

    Random Opinionhas quoted4 months ago
    Then why am I made with such desires?
    Random Opinionhas quoted4 months ago
    Perhaps he is just as fond of suffering
    Random Opinionhas quoted4 months ago
    Does not man, perhaps, love something besides well-being
    Random Opinionhas quoted4 months ago
    Who knows, perhaps he only loves that edifice from a distance, and is by no means in love with it at close quarters; perhaps he only loves building it and does not want to live in it

    Interestingly comments on how people do like to have chaos and turbulence in their life (they bring it to themselves) but that they do not want to remain constantly. They start the chaos but leave it unfinished- that is chaotic in itself. Is human nature chaotic?

    Random Opinionhas quoted4 months ago
    fatal idleness, which, as we all know, is the mother of all the vices.

    Human nature is to keep doing something

    Random Opinionhas quoted4 months ago
    And what leads you to the conclusion that man's inclinations NEED reforming

    Are we perfect with the flaws we have? Would we still be human if we are flawless? Our flaws make us human so we should not change...

    Random Opinionhas quoted4 months ago
    I am tormented by questions; answer them for me. You
    Random Opinionhas quoted4 months ago
    perpetual moral obliquity
    Random Opinionhas quoted4 months ago
    but reason is nothing but reason and satisfies only the rational side of man's nature
    Random Opinionhas quoted4 months ago
    and when common sense and science have completely re-educated human nature and turned it in a normal direction
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