Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881)

“For the direct, the inevitable and the legitimate result of consciousness is to make all action impossible, or–to put it differently–consciousness leads to thumb-twiddling.”

  • From Notes from the Underground (Chapter V) by Fyodor Dostoevsky, translated by David Magarshack (Modern Library, 1992).

 

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