God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man.
신과 악마가 전쟁을 일으키는 곳, 그 전장은 사람의 마음속이다.- 도스토예프스키Qusmo Qusmo 2012-11-10 (visit:705) - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:641) - Fyodor Dostoyevsky The Brothers Karamazov truth lies
What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:737) - Fyodor Dostoyevsky The Brothers Karamazov love hell
Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:597) - Fyodor Dostoyevsky Crime and Punishment
Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn't calculate his happiness.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:665) - Fyodor Dostoyevsky Notes from Underground happiness trouble
The darker the night, the brighter the stars,
The deeper the grief, the closer is God!
To go wrong in one's own way is better then to go right in someone else's.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:777) - Fyodor Dostoyevsky Crime and Punishment
Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:765) - Fyodor Dostoyevsky communication
Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:701) - Fyodor Dostoyevsky honesty
To love someone means to see them as God intended them.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:564) - Fyodor Dostoyevsky love
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:528) - Fyodor Dostoyevsky Crime and Punishment change fear
I can see the sun, but even if I cannot see the sun, I know that it exists. And to know that the sun is there - that is living.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:1064) - Fyodor Dostoyevsky The Brothers Karamazov
I swear to you gentlemen, that to be overly conscious is a sickness, a real, thorough sickness.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:502) - Fyodor Dostoyevsky Notes from Underground
The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:796) - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:539) - Fyodor Dostoyevsky goodness laugh
To love is to suffer and there can be no love otherwise.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:641) - Fyodor Dostoyevsky Notes from Underground love
We're always thinking of eternity as an idea that cannot be understood, something immense. But why must it be? What if, instead of all this, you suddenly find just a little room there, something like a village bath-house, grimy, and spiders in every corner, and that's all eternity is. Sometimes, you know, I can't help feeling that that's what it is.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:647) - Fyodor Dostoyevsky The Brothers Karamazov
Besides, nowadays, almost all capable people are terribly afraid of being ridiculous, and are miserable because of it.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:588) - Fyodor Dostoyevsky The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky (Russian: Фёдор Миха́йлович Достое́вский; IPA: ( listen); 11 November 1821 – 9 February 1881) sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian writer of novels, short stories and essays. Dostoyevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social and spiritual context of 19th-century Russia. Although Dostoyevsky began writing books in the mid-1850s, his most remembered work is from his last years, including Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov. He wrote eleven novels, three novellas, seventeen short novels and three essays, and is often acknowledged by critics as one of the greatest and most prominent psychologists in world literature.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky was born and raised on the grounds of the Mariinsky hospital in Moscow, Russia. At an early age he was introduced to English, French, German and Russian literature, as well as to fairy tales and legends. His mother's sudden death devastated him and, around the same time, he left private school for a military academy. After his graduation he worked as an engineer and briefly enjoyed a liberal lifestyle. He soon began translating books to earn extra money. Around the mid-1840s he wrote his first novel, Poor Folk, through which he entered into the literary mainstream. In 1849 he was arrested for his involvement with the Petrashevsky Circle, a progressive discussion group. He and other members were condemned to death for their participation in this group, but the penalty proved to be a mock execution at the last moment, and Dostoyevsky's sentence was commuted to four years of imprisonment in Siberia. After his release, he was forced to serve as a soldier but was discharged from the military due to ill health and allowed to continue with his writing.
In the following years Dostoyevsky worked as a journalist. He published and edited several magazines of his own and later a serial, A Writer's Diary. Beginning with his travels to Europe he struggled with money issues because of his gambling addiction, resulting in the humiliation of begging for money. He suffered from epilepsy throughout his adult life. But through the sheer energy and volume of his work he eventually became one of the most widely read and renowned writers in Russia. His books have been translated into more than 170 languages and have sold around 15 million copies. Dostoyevsky left a lasting legacy that has influenced many other writers, ranging from James Joyce to Ernest Hemingway.