Sunday, April 30, 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
Julian English sat there watching him, through eyes he permitted to appear sleepier than they felt. Why, he wondered, did he hate Harry Reilly?
Julian English sat there watching him, through eyes he permitted to appear sleepier than they felt. Why, he wondered, did he hate Harry Reilly? What was there about Harry Reilly that caused him to say to himself: "if he starts one more of those moth-eaten stories I'll throw this drink in his face."
Monday, April 17, 2017
It seemed to Scobie that life was immeasurably long. ~ Major ScobieO God, give me death before I give them unhappiness. ~ Major Scobie
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
(translation by Constance Garnett)
The candle-end was flickering out in the battered candlestick, dimly lighting up in the poverty-stricken room the murderer and the harlot who had so strangely been reading together the eternal book.
I wanted to find out then and there whether I was a louse like everybody else or a man. Whether I can overstep barriers or not, whether I dare bend down to pick up or not, whether I am a trembling creature or whether I have the right…
To kill? Have the right to kill? Sonia clasped her hands.
"Crime? What crime?" He cried in sudden fury. "That I killed a vile noxious insect, and old pawnbroker woman, of no use to anyone!
. . . Killing her was an atonement for forty sins.
The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth. ~ RaskolnikovAnd now I have come simply to say (Dunia began to get up) that if you should need me or should need…all my life or anything…call me, and I’ll come. Goodbye!Perhaps it was just because of the strength of his desires that he had considered himself a man to whom more was permissible than to others. ~ Narrative regarding RaskolnikovBut that is the beginning of a new story – the story of the gradual renewal of a man, the story of his gradual regeneration, of his transition from one world into another, of his initiation into a new, unknown life. ~ second to last sentence of Crime and Punishment.