Beauty is not only a terrible thing,
it is also a mysterious thing.
There God and the Devil strive for mastery,
and the battleground is the heart of men.


MH said…
Dostoevsky is the best. Absolutely. Okay, okay, he's second to C.S. Lewis, but with me that's a given. Have an amazing week.
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Anonymous said…
The subject isn't necessarily related, but one of my favorite Dostoevsky quotes is:

"My brother asked the birds to forgive him; that sounds senseless, but it is right; for all is like an ocean, all is flowing and bending; a touch in one place sets up movement at the other end of the earth."
sakana said…
Dostoevsky is an important author for my life, too, but i've read them in japanese translation, and i knew how to spell his name just now. it's pity i can't quote anything.

...but what is beauty?
Anonymous said…
oh boy I love the russians <3
Jen said…
This has nothing to do with your post... BUT! since you're a huge fan of postsecret I wanted to ask if you've seen the All-American Rejects' music video 'Dirty Little Secret'. Have you have you have you?

Because it features a bunch of different people holding postcards that reveal their secret on it. I loved it. Bet you will too.
elizabeth said…
i read the excerpt out of the book you're writing. if you ever publish it, i will most definitely buy it! and i agree with jen's post. oh, and i thought it was spelled "dostoyevsky," unless we're talking about different people here. anyways...
"even if we are occupied with important things and even if we attain honor or fall into misfortune, still let us remember how good it once was here, when we were all together, united by a good and kind feeling which made us perhaps betterthan we are."
laurafee said…
oh gosh... you just earned a vast amount of respect and brownie points for quoting Dostoevsky. man i wish we could be friends and have coffee.

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