“It wasn't the New World that mattered...Columbus died almost without seeing it; and not really knowing what he had discovered. It's life that matters, nothing but life — the process of discovering, the everlasting and perpetual process, not the discovery itself, at all.”
The Idiot The dark Russian novelist's tale of the impossibility of being innocent in a corrupt society is a challenging but worthwhile read. Also worth the effort are "Crime and Punishment" and – probably his most enjoyable read – the short story “White Nights.”
The Idiot -Dostoevsky -- incidentally, it's not about an idiot. It's about a guy with a mental condition. Idiot meant something different back then... sort of like how the words 'gay' 'queer' 'weird' and 'stupid' have also completely changed..