He found all the people he met repulsive - their faces, their manner of walking, their movements were repulsive to him. He reflected that if anyone had said anything to him he would quite simply have spat at that person, or bitten him...

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Profession: Author
Nationality: Russian

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We have all lost touch with life, we all limp, each to a greater or lesser degree.

For even those who have renounced Christianity and attack it still follow the Christian ideal.

Yet, I didn't understand that she was intentionally disguising her feelings with sarcasm; that was usually the last resort of people who are timid and chaste of heart, whose souls have been coarsely and impudently invaded; and who, until the last moment, refuse to yield out of pride and are afraid to express their own feelings to you.

It's difficult to judge beauty; I am not ready yet. Beauty is a riddle.

But you did not know that as soon as man rejects miracles, he will at once reject God as well, for man seeks not so much God as miracles.

This life you cry up so much is what I wanted to extinguish by suicide, whereas my dream, my dream—oh, it has revealed to me a great, new, regenerated intensity of life!

As the saying goes--life's a thing that none but fools would keep.

He read himself silly!

And again one asks oneself what has one done with one's years. Where have you buried your best days? Have you lived or not?

Existentialism isn't so atheistic that it wears itself out showing that God doesn't exist. Rather, it declares that even if God did exist, that would change nothing.

The silence of earth seemed to melt into the silence of the heavens. The mystery of earth was one with the mystery of the stars ...

I'll go this minute!' Of course, I remained.

On the other hand, all your thoughts, all the seeds you have sown, which perhaps you have already forgotten, will take root and grow; the one who has received from you will give to another. And how can you know what part you will play in the future resolution of the fates of mankind?

Without strength you get nothing. But strength must be won by strength. That's just what they don't know.