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“And even if, in this manifestation, our life frequently turns out to be rubbishy, it's nevertheless life and not just the extraction of a square root.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground
“Hiç suçum olmadığı halde, bir takım hayallerle kendimi suçlu saydığım olmuştur. Bu da en acısıydı. Böyle olduğunda bile çok duygulanır, pişmanlık duyar, gözyaşlarımı tutamazdım. Bütün bunlar kendimi inandırmak ve avutmak içindi. Bunları yalandan yapmadığım halde, kalbimin içinde kötülüğün özü vardı. Doğa kanunları beni hayatım boyunca her şeyden çok hırpaladığı halde, bu kez ona suç yüklemek doğru olmazdı.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground
“Bir insanın hayatını istediği yola sokmak için ne kadar az söz, ne cılız (hem de yapmacık, kitaptan alma, uydurma) bir idil kâfi geldi!İşte bakirelik budur! Tam manasıyla işlenmemiş bir toprak!”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground
“Aslında biz ölü doğmuş yaratıklarız; zaten çoktandır canlı olmayan babalardan dünyaya geliyoruz ve bundan da gittikçe daha çok hoşlanıyoruz. Bundan zevk alıyoruz. Yakında bir kolayını bulup doğrudan doğruya fikir dölleri olarak dünyaya geleceğiz.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground
“Bugünün insanı birçok konuda barbarlık dönemlerindeki kişilerden üstün olduğu halde, aklın ve bilginin gösterdiği yoldan gitmeye bir türlü alışamamış, aklın yolunu kullanmayı öğrenememiştir.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground
“donde trato lamentablemente de consolarme (aunque sin éxito) diciéndome que un hombre inteligente no consigue nunca llegar a ser nada y que sólo el imbécil triunfa. Sí,”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Memorias del subsuelo
“İnsan iradesinin böyle düzeltilmeye gereksinmesi olduğu konusundaki kararınızı neye göre veriyorsunuz? Kısacası, böyle bir düzeltmenin insana gerçekte yarar sağlayacağına nasıl karar verdiniz? Aklın ve matematiğin desteklemediği, gerçek ve normal çıkarlara karşı gelmenin, insan için hep yararlı olduğuna, bunun hepimiz için bir yasa sayılacağına nasıl inanıyorsunuz?”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground
“Gradually, however, i grew accustomed to this too. I grew accustomed to everything, that is, i didn't actually grow accustomed but somehow agreed of my own free will to grin and bear it.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground
“Natuurlijk valt absoluut niet te garanderen dat dan bijvoorbeeld het leven niet ontzettend saai zal zijn (want wat blijft er nog over om te doen wanneer alles al volgens een logaritmentafel berekend zal zijn); maar daar staat tegenover dat alles er buitengewoon rationeel aan toe zal gaan. Uit verveling bedenk je natuurlijk van alles! [...] De mens is immers fenomenaal dom. Of eigenlijk is hij helemaal niet dom, maar wel zo ondankbaar als je er geen tweede vindt.”
Fjodor Dostojevski, Notes from Underground
“The two time periods of the novel represent two stages in the evolution of the Russian intelligentsia: the sentimental, literary 1840s and the rational and utilitarian 1860s; the time of the liberals and the time of the nihilists.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground
“Onların gerçek yaşamdan anladıkları yoktu. Zaten beni en çok kızdıran da buydu. Şunu söyleyebilirim ki tam tersine, onlar en sıradan, en doğal gerçekleri bile anlamsız bir aptallıkla karşılıyorlardı.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground
“Quanto più forte era in me la coscienza del bene e di tutto ciò ch'è "bello e sublime", con tanto più entusiasmo mi lasciavo sprofondare nel mio fango fino a impantanarmici completamente.”
Fédor Dostoïevski, Notas do Submundo
“To live longer than forty years is bad manners, is vulgar, immoral. Who does live beyond forty? Answer”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from the Underground
“Sommigen beweren dat de individualiteit het kostbaarste goed is van de mens; de wil kan natuurlijk, degewenst, ook samengaan met de rede, vooral als er geen misbruik maar een gematigd gebruik van wordt gemaakt; dat is nuttig en soms zelfs prijzenswaardig. Maar de wil is heel vaak, en zelfs meestal, volledig en hardnekkig oneens met het verstand.”
Fjodor Dostojevski, Notes from Underground
“Houdt [de mens] misschien daarom zo veel van verwoesting en chaos omdat hij soms zelf instinctief vreest zijn doel te bereiken en het gebouw in aanbouw te voltooien? Misschien wil hij het gebouw alleen maar graag uit de verte zien en helemaal niet van dichtbij; misschien wil hij er alleen maar graag in bouwen, maar er niet in wonen, laat hij dat liever over aux animaux domestiques, zoals mieren, schapen en wat dies meer zij. De mieren bijvoorbeeld hebben een heel andere smaak. Zij hebben een wonderschoon gebouw van dezelfde orde, dat de eeuwen trotseert - de mierenhoop.”
Fjodor Dostojevski, Notes from Underground
“أكن أعرف كيف أكون أي شيء! لم أستطع أن أكون حقودًا أو طيب القلب، ولا نذلًا أو أمينًا، ولا بطلًا أو حشرة. إنني أعيش حياتي الآن في هذه الزاوية، مهينًا نفسي بمواساة حاقدة غير مجدية تتمثل في قولي لها: : ﺇﻥ ﺍﻟﺫﻜﻲ ﻻ ﻴﻤﻜﻨﻪ ﺃﻥ ﻴﻜﻭﻥ ﺸﻴﺌﺎ ﺨﻁﻴﺭًا، وﺃﻥ ﺍﻷﺤﻤﻕ ﻭﺤﺩﻩ ، ﻫﻭ الذي ﻴﻤﻜﻨﻪ ﺃﻥ ﻴﻜﻭﻥ ﺃﻱ ﺸﻲ.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground
“How much better it is to understand it all, to recognise it all, all the impossibilities and the stone wall; not to be reconciled to one of those impossibilities and stone walls if it disgusts you to be reconciled to it; by the way of the most inevitable, logical combinations to reach the most revolting conclusions on the everlasting theme, that even for the stone wall you are yourself somehow to blame, though again it is as clear as day you are not to blame in the least, and therefore grinding your teeth in silent impotence to sink into luxurious inertia, brooding on the fact that there is no one even for you to feel vindictive against, that you have not, and perhaps never will have, an object for your spite, that it is a sleight of hand, a bit of juggling, a card-sharper's trick, that it is simply a mess, no knowing what and no knowing who, but in spite of all these uncertainties and jugglings, still there is an ache in you, and the more you do not know, the worse the ache.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground
“Tal vez soy yo quien lamenta haber repartido pocas bofetadas durante mi vida. Pero”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Memorias del subsuelo
“I even think the best definition of man is: a being that goes on two legs and is ungrateful.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground
“And why are you so firmly, so triumphantly, convinced that only the normal and the positive--in other words, only what is conducive to welfare--is for the advantage of man? Is not reason in error as regards advantage? Does not man, perhaps, love something besides well-being? Perhaps he is just as fond of suffering? Perhaps suffering is just as great a benefit to him as well-being? Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering, and that is a fact. There is no need to appeal to universal history to prove that; only ask yourself, if you are a man and have lived at all. As far as my personal opinion is concerned, to care only for well-being seems to me positively ill-bred. Whether it's good or bad, it is sometimes very pleasant, too, to smash things. I hold no brief for suffering nor for well-being either. I am standing for ... my caprice, and for its being guaranteed to me when necessary. Suffering would be out of place in vaudevilles, for instance; I know that. In the "Palace of Crystal" it is unthinkable; suffering means doubt, negation, and what would be the good of a "palace of crystal" if there could be any doubt about it? And yet I think man will never renounce real suffering, that is, destruction and chaos. Why, suffering is the sole origin of consciousness. Though I did lay it down at the beginning that consciousness is the greatest misfortune for man, yet I know man prizes it and would not give it up for any satisfaction. Consciousness, for instance, is infinitely superior to twice two makes four. Once you have mathematical certainty there is nothing left to do or to understand. There will be nothing left but to bottle up your five senses and plunge into contemplation. While if you stick to consciousness, even though the same result is attained, you can at least flog yourself at times, and that will, at any rate, liven you up. Reactionary as it is, corporal punishment is better than nothing.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground
“But I repeat to you for the hundredth time, there is only one case, one only, when man may purposely, consciously wish for himself even the harmful, the stupid, even what is stupidest of all: namely, so as to have the right to wish for himself even what is stupidest of all and not be bound by an obligation to wish for himself only what is intelligent.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground
“the best definition of man is the ungrateful biped.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground
“El amor es un misterio divino que debe permanecer oculto a los ojos ajenos, pase lo que pase.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Memorias del subsuelo
“El hombre honrado y culto no debe ser vanidoso si no extrema el rigor consigo mismo y se desprecia a veces hasta el odio.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Memorias del subsuelo
“We are discussing things seriously; but if you won’t deign to
give me your attention, I will drop your acquaintance. I can
retreat into my underground hole.”
Fiódor Dostoiévski, Notes from Underground
“I am a sick man.... I am a spiteful man. I am an unattractive man. I believe my liver is diseased. However, I know nothing at all about my disease, and do not know for certain what ails me. I don't consult a doctor for it, and never have, though I have a respect for medicine and doctors. Besides, I am extremely superstitious, sufficiently so to respect medicine, anyway (I am well-educated enough not to be superstitious, but I am superstitious). No, I refuse to consult a doctor from spite. That you probably will not understand. Well, I understand it, though. Of course, I can't explain who it is precisely that I am mortifying in this case by my spite: I am perfectly well aware that I cannot "pay out" the doctors by not consulting them; I know better than anyone that by all this I am only injuring myself and no one else. But still, if I don't consult a doctor it is from spite. My liver is bad, well--let it get worse!”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground

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