Quotes from Underground (grrrroooooaaaaan)

I will keep a running list of quotes in this space I have found so far from D. that I like:
"…I think Alyosha was more of a realist than anyone I know. Of course, when he was in the monestary he believed entirely in miracles, but I don’t think that miracles ever confound a realist. Nor is it miracles that will bring a realist to religion. If he is an unbeliever, a true realist will always find the strength and ability not to believe in a miracle, and if he is confronted with a miracle as an irrefutable fact, he will rather disbelieve his own senses than accept that fact. Or he may concede the fact and explain it away as a natural phenomenon until then unknown. In a realist, it is not miracles that generate faith, but faith that generates miracles."
"my hosanna has passed through a great furnace of doubts…"

One thought on “Quotes from Underground (grrrroooooaaaaan)

  1. Peter!  We found you!  We feared that we had lost contact with you after the move to Morden.  Drop me an email so we can reconnect!



    Unless of course you\’ve been deliberately trying to avoid us… in which case… don\’t bother with the email…    🙂 


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