In every man, of course, a demon lies hidden-the demon of rage, the demon of lustful heat at the screams of the tortured victim, the demon of lawlessness let off the chain.
Oh, Karamazov, I am deeply unhappy.
I saw clear as daylight how strange it is that not a single person living in this mad world has had the daring to go straight for it all and send it flying to the devil! I...I wanted to have the daring...and I killed her.
The prince took off his tin cross, Parfyon his gold one, and they exchanged them.
I predict that at the very moment when you see despairingly that, despite all your efforts, you have not only not come closer to your goal, but indeed, seem farther from it than ever –at that very moment you will have achieved your goal.
The point is in life, in life alone—in discovering it, constantly and eternally, and not at all in the discovery itself!