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1. "The real 19th century prophet was Dostoevsky, not Karl Marx."
Author: Albert Camus
2. "The other night we talked about literature's elimination of the unessential, so that we are given a concentrated "dose" of life. I said, almost indignantly, "That's the danger of it, it prepares you to live, but at the same time, it exposes you to disappointments because it gives a heightened concept of living, it leaves out the dull or stagnant moments. You, in your books, also have a heightened rhythm, and a sequence of events so packed with excitement that I expected all your life to be delirious, intoxicated."Literature is an exaggeration, a dramatization, and those who are nourished on it (as I was) are in great danger of trying to approximate an impossible rhythm. Trying to live up to Dostoevskian scenes every day. And between writers there is a straining after extravagance. We incite each other to jazz-up our rhythm."
Author: Anaïs Nin
3. "And, pointing a trembling finger at Bonetti-Alderighi, with an expression of indignation and a quasi-castrato voice, he launched into the climax:Ah, so you, Mr. Commissioner, actually believed such a groundless accusation? Ah, I feel so insulted and humiliated! You're accusing me of an act - no, indeed, a crime that, if true, would warrant a severe punishment! As if I were a common idiot or gambler! That journalist must be possessed to think of such a thing!"End of climax. The inspector inwardly congratulated himself. He had managed to utter a statement using only titles of novels by Dostoyevsky. Had the comissioner noticed? Of course not! The man was ignorant as a goat!"
Author: Andrea Camilleri
4. "Anna Petrovna: Kolya, my dearest, stay at home.Ivanov: My love, my unhappy darling, I beg you, don't stop me going out in the evenings. It's cruel and unjust on my part, but let me commit that injustice. It's an agony for me at home. As soon as the sun disappears, my spirit begins to be weighed down by depression. What depression! Don't ask why. I myself don't know. I swear by God's truth I don't know. Here I'm in anguish, I go to the Lebedevs and there it's still worse; I return from there and here it's depression again, and so all night... Simply despair!"
Author: Anton Chekhov
5. "I long to embrace, to include in my own short life, all that is accessible to man. I long to speak, to read, to wield a hammer in a great factory, to keep watch at sea, to plow. I want to be walking along the Nevsky Prospect, or in the open fields, or on the ocean — wherever my imagination ranges."
Author: Anton Chekhov
6. "Now the dressing-room full of RSC hierarchy. Suddenly Trevor Nunn pushes his way through and 'Trevs' me. I've heard a lot about this 'Trevving', but never had it done to me. From what I'd heard, a 'Trev' is an arm round your shoulder and a sideways squeeze. But this 'Trev' is a full frontal hug, so complete and so intimate that the dressing-room instantly clears, as if by suction. I'm left alone in the arms of this famous man wondering whether it's polite to let go."
Author: Antony Sher
7. "Tell it, Fanny. About the crowds, streets, buildings, lights, about the whirligig of loneliness, about the humpty-dumpty clutter of longings. And then explain about the summer parks and the white snow and the moon window in the sky. Throw in a poignantly ironical dissertation on life, on its uncharted aimlessness, and speak like Sherwood Anderson about the desire that stir in the heart. Speak like Remy de Gourmont and Dostoevsky and Stevie Crane, like Schopenhauer and Dreiser and Isaiah; speak like all the great questioners whose tongues have wagged and whose hearts have burned with questions. He will listen bewilderedly and, perhaps, only perhaps, understand for a moment the dumb pathos of your eyes."
Author: Ben Hecht
8. "You must write as if Dostoyevsky himself will be reading your novel, and Shakespeare will be acting it out."
Author: Christina Westover
9. "Ne zaman bir öykü anlatilsa gece olur. Nerede oturulursa oturulsun, zaman ve mevsim ne olursa olsun, masal anlatmak saçaklardan yildizli bir gökyüzünün ve beyaz bir ayin çikip süzülmesine ve dinleyenlerin kafalarinin üstünde asili durmasina neden olur. Kimi zaman, masalin sonuna dogru oda safakla dolar, kimi zaman arkada bir yildiz parçasi kalir, kimi zaman da firtinali gökyüzünden bir paçavra parçasi. Ve arkada kalan her ne olursa olsun, bu sey çalismak için, ruh-yapiminda kullanmak için bir armagandir."
Author: Clarissa Pinkola Estés
10. "This story ["The Depressed Person"] was the most painful thing I ever wrote. It's about narcissism, which is a part of depression. The character has traits of myself. I really lost friends while writing on that story, I became ugly and unhappy and just yelled at people. The cruel thing with depression is that it's such a self-centered illness - Dostoevsky shows that pretty good in his "Notes from Underground". The depression is painful, you're sapped/consumed by yourself; the worse the depression, the more you just think about yourself and the stranger and repellent you appear to others."
Author: David Foster Wallace
11. "Tout Occidental tourmenté fait penser à un héros dostoïevskien qui aurait un compte en banque."
Author: Emil Cioran
12. "Daca-mi place atîta corespondenta lui Dostoievski e pentru ca acolo nu e vorba decît de boala si de bani, unice subiecte <>. Tot restul nu e decît înflorituri si talmes-balmes."
Author: Emil Cioran
13. "Bach, Shakespeare, Beethoven, Dostoievski si Nietzsche sunt singurul argument împotriva monoteismului."
Author: Emil Cioran
14. "Shakespeare si Dostoievski î?i lasa în suflet un regret chinuitor: acela de a nu fi sfânt sau criminal. Cele doua forme ale autodistrugerii"
Author: Emil Cioran
15. "Qui pourrait écrire le dialogue des saints? Un Shakespeare frappé d'innocence ou un Dostoievski exilé dans quelque Sibérie céleste. Toute ma vie je roderai dans les parages des saints...Il fut un temps où l'on pouvait s'adresser n'importe quand à un Dieu accueillant qui entrerrait vos soupirs dans son néant. Inconsoles, nous le sommes aujourd'hui faute d'avoir à qui confesser nos tourments. Comment douter que ce monde ait été autrefois en Dieu? L'Histoire se partage entre un autrefois où les hommes se sentaient attirés par le néant vibrant de la Divinité et un aujourd'hui où le rien du monde est privé de souffle divin."
Author: Emil Cioran
16. "The full impact of the Lobachevskian method of challenging axioms has probably yet to be felt. It is no exaggeration to call Lobachevsky the Copernicus of Geometry [as did Clifford], for geometry is only a part of the vaster domain which he renovated; it might even be just to designate him as a Copernicus of all thought."
Author: Eric Temple Bell
17. "Me crié con Lovecraft, Doyle, y Asimov. Fui educado por VíctorHugo, Dumas, y Dickens. Mis mejores amigos fueron Kafka, Poe, yKing. Dostoyevsky y Nietzsche me ayudaron a forjar el carácter.Baudelaire, Sade, y Wilde estimularon mis sentidos."
Author: Erick Cano
18. "The fiction of Ayn Rand is as low as you can get re fiction. I hope you picked it up off the floor of the subway and threw it in the nearest garbage pail. She makes Mickey Spillane look like Dostoevsky."
Author: Flannery O'Connor
19. "But gentlemen, what sort of free choice will there be when it comes down to tables and arithmetic, when all that's left is two times two makes four? Two times two makes four even without my will. Is that what you call free choice?"— Fyodor Dostoyevsky"
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
20. "The poor little thing, she'd saved this student's letter as a treasure and had run to fetch this precious treasure of hers, not wanting me to leave without knowing that she too was the object of sincere, honest love, and that someone exists who had spoken to her respectfully. Probably that letter was fated to lie in her box without results. But that didn't matter; I'm sure that she'll guard it as a treasure her whole life, as her pride and vindication; and now, at a moment like this, she remembered it and brought it out to exult naively before me, to raise her self in my eyes, so that I could see it for myself and could also think well of her."? Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground"
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
21. "Dostoevski was on to something. You are the path you choose. You are what your vocation is."
Author: Giovanni Ribisi
22. "...my longing was for Russia...Not Soviet Russia. But nineteenth-century Russia, the Russia of Dostoevsky's saintly prostitutes and Alyosha; of Tolstoy's Pierre; and Aksionov, the sufferer in "God Sees the Truth But Waits." A country where the characters in books were allowed to ask one another the questions: How must I live to be happy? What is goodness? Why does man suffer? What is to be done?"
Author: Guy Vanderhaeghe
23. "But like a boat with a twisted rudder, I kept coming back to the same place. I wasn't going anywhere. I was myself, waiting on the shore for me to return. Was that so depressing?Who knows? Maybe that was 'despair.' What Turgenev called 'disillusionment.' Or Dostoyevsky, 'hell.' Or Somerset Maugham, 'reality.' Whatever the label, I figured it was me."
Author: Haruki Murakami
24. "All of writing is a huge lake. There are great rivers that feed the lake, like Tolstoy or Dostoyevsky. And then there are mere trickles, like Jean Rhys. All that matters is feeding the lake. I don't matter. The lake matters. You must keep feeding the lake."
Author: Jean Rhys
25. "Strolling down a white-graveled walk to the cliff above the ocean, he let his eyes rove aimlessly over the expanse of sea and sand: The icy-looking whitecaps, the blinking, faraway sails of boats, the sweeping, constantly searching gulls. Desolation. Eternal, infinite. Like Dostoevski's conception of eternity, a fly circling about a privy, the few signs of life only emphasized the loneliness."
Author: Jim Thompson
26. "Dostoevsky is such a bad writer it is hard to take him seriously as a novelist, though he is a wonderful philosopher."
Author: John Banville
27. "To read great books does not mean one becomes ‘bookish'; it means that something of the terrible insight of Dostoyevsky, of the richly-charged imagination of Shakespeare, of the luminous wisdom of Goethe, actually passes into the personality of the reader; so that in contact with the chaos of ordinary life certain free and flowing outlines emerge, like the forms of some classic picture, endowing both people and things with a grandeur beyond what is visible to the superficial glance."
Author: John Cowper Powys
28. "In university courses we do exercises. Term papers, quizzes, final examinations are not meant for publication. We move through a course on Dostoevsky or Poe as we move through a mildly good cocktail party, picking up the good bits of food or conversation, bearing with the rest, going home when it comes to seem the reasonable thing to do. Art, at those moments when it feels most like art -- when we feel most alive, most alert, most triumphant -- is less like a cocktail party than a tank full of sharks."
Author: John Gardner
29. "Out of Dostoevsky: Kafka. Out of Tolstoy: Margaret Mitchell.(in conversation, explaining his dislike for Tolstoy)"
Author: Joseph Brodsky
30. "For who brooded over the meaninglessness of life anymore? Teenagers. They were the only ones who were preoccupied with existential issues, and as a result there was something puerile and immature about them, and hence it was doubly impossible for adults with their sense of propriety intact to deal with them. However, this is not so strange for we never feel more strongly and passionately about life than in our teenage years, when we step into the world for the first time, as it were, and all our feelings are new feelings. So there they are, with their big ideas on small orbits, looking this way and that for an opportunity to launch them, as the pressure builds. And who is it they light upon sooner or later but Uncle Dostoevsky."
Author: Karl Ove Knausgård
31. "You had two prerequisites." Regin plopped down on a snowbank. "And I do believe I have Russian ex-mil contacts, and I speak the language-""Oh, come on! I've since learned that you do not by any stretch. You think Dostoyevsky is Russian for ‘How ‘s it hanging?'"She blinked up at Kaderin as she paced by. "Then how do you say it?""I-don't-know.""Then how do you know it's not Dostoyevsky? No. Really." She blew a bubble with her gum – possibly the first to do so at this location – but it flash-froze, and she had to crunch it back to gum consistency with her molars. "Obi-Wan, I was your only hope."(Kaderin and Regin)"
Author: Kresley Cole
32. "Maybe you can make art out of unredeemed pain, but only if you're a genius -- Dostoyevsky perhaps."
Author: Larry McMurtry
33. "Cine doreste sa se apropie de Dostoievski trebuie sa îndeplineasca o serie de exercitio spiritualia: trebuie sa traiasca ore, zile, ani întregi în sânul evidentelor contradictorii. Nu exista alta solutie. Numai asa se poate întrevedea ca timpul nu are una, ci doua dimensiuni sau chiar mai multe, ca legile nu exista de-o vesnicie, ci ne sunt date, date pentru ca pacatul sa se poata petrece, ca nu faptele noastre, ci credinta noastra ne salveaza, ca moartea lui Socrate poate narui cumplitul «doi ori doi fac patru», ca Dumnezeu nu pretinde decât imposibilul, ca ratoiul cel urât se poate preschimba într-o frumoasa lebada alba, ca totul începe, dar nu se sfârseste aici, ca si capriciul are dreptul la garantii, ca fantasticul este mai real decât normalul, ca viata - este moarte, iar moartea - înseamna viata, si alte adevaruri de acelasi gen, care se masoara cu ochii lor ciudati si cumpliti din toate paginile operelor lui Dostoievski."
Author: Lev Shestov
34. "If Darwin had seen in life what Dostoevsky saw, he would not have talked of the law of the preservation of species, but of its destruction."
Author: Lev Shestov
35. "Shprintzl Rudashevsky's wide face takes on a philosophical, even mystic, blankness. She looks like she's wetting her pants and enjoying the warmth."
Author: Michael Chabon
36. "Dígame, ¿es que para convencerse de que Dostoievski es un escritor, es necesario pedirle su carnet? Coja cinco páginas cualesquiera de alguna de sus novelas y se convencerá sin necesidad de carnet de que es escritor. ¡Y me sospecho que nunca tuvo carnet!"
Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
37. "Sarajevski Marlboro - cigareta koju su strucnjaci Philip Morrisa prilagodili ukusu bosanskih pušaca, nakon što su, kažu, kao i u drugim slucajevima, proucili karakteristike lokalne kuhinje. To je razlog što se Marlboro razlikuje od zemlje do zemlje i od proizvodaca do proizvodaca, i što se pušaca zna neugodno dojmiti strani Marlboro. Suradnici Philip Morrisa bili su iznimno zadovoljni svojim sarajevskim proizvodom, i smatrali su da je njegov duhan, koji raste u okolici Gradacca i Orašja, jedan od boljih blend duhana uopce."
Author: Miljenko Jergović
38. "Frumusetea,dupa cuvintele lui Dostoievski,va salva lumea,si nu mai intelegem ce inseamna <>.Ce sa salvezi,cand traim in imanenta si aleatoriu?"
Author: Mircea Cărtărescu
39. "Nevsky Avenue"Here you come across moustaches so wonderful that neither pen nor brush can do justice to them, moustaches to which the best years of a lifetime have been devoted-the object of long hours of vigil by day and by night; moustaches upon which all the perfumes of Arabia have been lavished, the most exquisite scents and essences, and which have been anointed with the rarest and most precious pomades; moustaches which are wrapped up for the night in the most delicate vellum; moustaches for which their possessors show a most touching affection and which are the envy of all those who behold them."
Author: Nikolai Gogol
40. "Içimin mevsimlerine de hiç uymaz su tabiat."
Author: Oğuz Atay
41. "Reading a book about something can be an obstacle to doing it because it gives you the impression that you are doing what you are only thinking about doing. It is tempting to remain in the comfortable theater of our imagination instead of the real world, to fall in love with the idea of becoming a saint and loving God and neighbor instead of doing the actual work, because the idea makes no demands on you. It is like a book on a shelf. But, as Dostoyevsky says, 'love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared to love in dreams' (The Brothers Karamazov)."
Author: Peter Kreeft
42. "Ivanov had been a party member since 1902. Back then he had tried to write stories in the manner of Tolstoy, Chekhov, Gorky, or rather he had tried to plagiarize them without much success, which led him, after long reflection (a whole summer night), to the astute decision that he should write in the manner of Odoevsky and Lazhechnikov. Fifty percent Odoevsky and fifty percent Lazhecknikov. This went over well, in part because readers, their memories mostly faulty, had forgotten poor Odoevsky (1803-1869) and poor Lazhechnikov (1792-1869), who died the same year, and in part because literary criticism, as keen as ever, neither extrapolated nor made the connection nor noticed a thing."
Author: Roberto Bolaño
43. "Iste adasim, sana seven bir Çingene'nin hikayesi. Çiçeklerin açtigi mevsimde, senin kollarina yaslanan ve çiçekler kadar güzel kokan bir vücutla uzak su kenarlarinda oturmak ve öpüsmek, yoruluncaya kadar öpüsmek hos seydir... Seni gördügü zaman zalimce basini çeviren magrur bir dilberin kapisi önünde ve ay isigi altinda sabaha kadar dolasmak, bunu candan arkadaslara aglayarak anlatmak, -söz aramizda- gene hos seydir. Fakat sevgili bir vücutta bulunmayan bir seyi kendisinde tasimaya tahammül etmeyerek onu koparip atabilmek, iste adasim, yalniz bu sevmektir."
Author: Sabahattin Ali
44. "Back when George W. Bush was identifying his Axis of Evil, it struck me that a longer and more instructive list could be compiled of the Axis of the Humiliated (or Insulted and Injured, to borrow from Dostoevsky)."
Author: Serge Schmemann
45. "Komünizmi övme suçundan mahkum Oya, aslinda sismanlamamak korkusuyla yemedigi çukulatalari Cevdet'e veren, para karsiliginda çamasirlarini yikayacak bir Firdevs bulduguna sevinen, tahliye olduktan sonra çukulatasiz ve babasiz bir Cevdet'i ardinda birakip unutan biri. Bu da suçluluk için yeterli, fazlasiyla."
Author: Sevgi Soysal
46. "Great writers, I discovered, were not to be bowed down before and worshipped, but embraced and befriended. Their names resounded through history not because they had massive brows and thought deep incomprehensible thoughts, but because they opened windows in the mind, they put their arms round you and showed you things you always knew but never dared to believe. Even if their names were terrifyingly foreign and intellectual sounding, Dostoevsky, Baudelaire or Cavafy, they turned out to be charming and wonderful and quite unalarming after all."
Author: Stephen Fry
47. "Mevsimlerden sonbahardi, ölümün ilkbahari. syf 23"
Author: Tom Robbins
48. "Suddenly, gentlemen of the jury, I felt a Dostoevskian grin dawning (through the very grimace that twisted my lips) like a distant and terrible sun."
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
49. "Some writers are the kind of solo violinists who need complete silence to tune their instruments. Others want to hear every member of the orchestra—they'll take a cue from a clarinet, from an oboe, even. I am one of those. My writing desk is covered in open novels. I read lines to swim in a certain sensibility, to strike a particular note, to encourage rigour when I'm too sentimental, to bring verbal ease when I'm syntactically uptight. I think of reading like a balanced diet; if your sentences are baggy, too baroque, cut back on fatty Foster Wallace, say, and pick up Kafka, as roughage. If your aesthetic has become so refined it is stopping you from placing a single black mark on white paper, stop worrying so much about what Nabokov would say; pick up Dostoyevsky, patron saint of substance over style."
Author: Zadie Smith
50. "If you meet a girl, you meet a girl. It's normal, so if you exchange numbers, whatevs, it's cool."
Author: Zayn Malik

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