When I fall into the abyss, I go straight into it, head down and heels up, and I'm even pleased that I'm falling in such a position.
Ivan felt an intense hatred for him before he had thought about him at all. Suddenly he realised his presence and felt an irresistible impulse to knock him down.
Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up. Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare!
If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know a man, don't bother analyzing his ways of being silent, of talking, of weeping, of seeing how much he is moved by noble ideas; you will get better results if you just watch him laugh. If he laughs well, he's a good man.
Crime? What crime? ... My killing a loathsome, harmful louse, a filthy old moneylender woman ... and you call that a crime?
Fear of aesthetics is the first sign of powerlessness.