The Russian soul is a dark place.
For I love the empress of my soul. I love and I cannot but love. You yourself see the whole of me. I shall fly to her, fall down before her: you were right to walk past me.. farewell and forget your victim, never trouble yourself more!
We degrade Providence too much by attributing our ideas to it out of annoyance at being unable to understand it.
To live longer than forty years is bad manners, is vulgar, immoral. Who does live beyond forty? Answer.
Oh, I wish so much to live again! Each minute, each instant of life should be blessedness for man...they should, surely they should! It is man's own duty to arrange it so; it is his law--a hidden but surely existing one...
The best way to keep a prisoner from escaping is to make sure he never knows he's in prison.