“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.”

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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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.

Fyodor Dostoevsky, "The Idiot"

Fyodor Dostoevsky, "The Idiot"

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 prince says that the world will be saved by beauty! And I maintain that the reason he has such playful ideas is that he is in love. ” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot

“The prince says that the world will be saved by beauty! And I maintain that the reason he has such playful ideas is that he is in love. ” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot

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 (Oxford World's Classics)

The Idiot (Oxford World's Classics)

"There are some people about whom it is difficult to say anything which would describe them immediately and fully in their most typical and characteristic aspects; these are the people who are usually called...." Dostoevsky, the Idiot (long quote/excerpt!) #Dostoevsky #literature #people #characters

"There are some people about whom it is difficult to say anything which would describe them immediately and fully in their most typical and characteristic aspects; these are the people who are usually called...." Dostoevsky, the Idiot (long quote/excerpt!) #Dostoevsky #literature #people #characters

It is better to be unhappy and know the worst,than to be happy in a fool`s paradise !  The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky

It is better to be unhappy and know the worst,than to be happy in a fool`s paradise ! 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

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

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