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Raskolnikov Quotes

14 of the best book quotes from Raskolnikov
  1. #1
    Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.
  2. #2
    Break what must be broken, once for all, that’s all, and take the suffering on oneself.
  3. #3
    You see I kept asking myself then: why am I so stupid that if others are stupid—and I know they are—yet I won’t be wiser?
  4. #4
    The man who has a conscience suffers whilst acknowledging his sin. That is his punishment-- as well as prison.
  5. #5
    Man grows used to everything, the scoundrel!
  6. #6
    Power is given only to him who dares to stoop and take it ... one must have the courage to dare.
  7. #7
    I did not bow down to you, I bowed down to all the suffering of humanity.
  8. #8
    Don’t be overwise; fling yourself straight into life, without deliberation; don’t be afraid - the flood will bear you to the bank and set you safe on your feet again.
  9. #9
    Man has it all in his hands, and it all slips through his fingers from sheer cowardice.
  10. #10
    Only to live, to live and live! Life, whatever it may be!
  11. #11
    People with new ideas, people with the faintest capacity for saying something new, are extremely few in number, extraordinarily so, in fact.
  12. #12
    Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
  13. #13
    Truly great men must, I think, experience great sorrow on the earth.
  14. #14
    We’re always thinking of eternity as an idea that cannot be understood, something immense. But why must it be? What if, instead of all this, you suddenly find just a little room there, something like a village bath-house, grimy, and spiders in every corner, and that’s all eternity is. Sometimes, you know, I can’t help feeling that that’s what it is.
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