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“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.”

“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.”

100 Must-Read Books: The Essential Man's Library from the Art of Manliness

100 Must Read Books: The Man's Essential Library

100 Must-Read Books: The Essential Man's Library from the Art of Manliness

Clearly I'm not the only writer who uses illustrates their characters :) Dostoyevsky's portrait of his novel's protagonist – "The Idiot", 1867.

Clearly I'm not the only writer who uses illustrates their characters :) Dostoyevsky's portrait of his novel's protagonist – "The Idiot", 1867.

The book my husband was reading when I met him: The Idiot, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

RESERVED Penguin Classics: The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The book my husband was reading when I met him: The Idiot, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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 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) poster by reminisense.deviantart.com on @deviantART

The Idiot (Dostoevsky) poster by reminisense.deviantart.com on @deviantART

The Idiot (1951) by Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

The Idiot (1951) by Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

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..

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..

Another masterpiece of Dostoyevsky depicting the protagonist who is considered an Idiot by everybody else in the novel.

Another masterpiece of Dostoyevsky depicting the protagonist who is considered an Idiot by everybody else in the novel.

"I believe in the end the world will be saved by beauty." - Dostoevsky. One of my all-time favorite quotes.

"I believe in the end the world will be saved by beauty." - Dostoevsky. One of my all-time favorite quotes.

What began with a lie was bound to end with a lie,such is the law of nature.  The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky

What began with a lie was bound to end with a lie,such is the law of nature. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky

"God is like Jesus. God has always been like Jesus. There's never been a time when God was not like Jesus. We haven't always known this - but now we do." - Brian Zahnd

"God is like Jesus. God has always been like Jesus. There's never been a time when God was not like Jesus. We haven't always known this - but now we do." - Brian Zahnd