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…"