Quote by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
I can say without affectation that I belong to the Russian convict world no less than I do to Russian literature. I got my education there, and it will last forever.
This quote, spoken by Russian author and philosopher Fyodor Dostoevsky, emphasizes his deep connection to both the Russian convict world and Russian literature. Dostoevsky suggests that his education and experiences within the convict world played a vital role in shaping his understanding of humanity and his literary works. For him, the impact of his time in the convict world is just as enduring and influential as his contributions to Russian literature. This quote highlights Dostoevsky's unique perspective on life and his ability to draw inspiration from unconventional sources.
The reappearance of the crescent moon after the new moon; the return of the Sun after a total eclipse, the rising of the Sun in the morning after its troublesome absence at night were noted by people around the world; these phenomena spoke to our ancestors of the possibility of surviving death. Up there in the skies was also a metaphor of immortality.
He'd never asked for an exciting life. What he really liked, what he sought on every occasion, was boredom. The trouble was that boredom tended to explode in your face. Just when he thought he'd found it he'd be suddenly involved in what he supposed other people - thoughtless, feckless people - would call an adventure. And he'd be forced to visit many strange lands and meet exotic and colourful people, although not for very long because usually he'd be running. He'd seen the creation of the universe, although not from a good seat, and had visited Hell and the afterlife. He'd been captured, imprisoned, rescued, lost and marooned. Sometimes it had all happened on the same day.