Fyodor Dostoevsky: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Fyodor Dostoevsky Quotes 

Fyodor Dostoevsky, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Fyodor Dostoevsky quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Fyodor Dostoevsky’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Fyodor Dostoevsky made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favorites: 

About Fyodor Dostoevsky

A Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, and journalist, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky wrote novels and short stories. In his literary works, he explores human psychology in the turbulent political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia and deals with a variety of philosophical and religious themes. He is best known for his novels Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1869), Demons (1872), and The Brothers Karamazov (1880).

He is regarded by many literary critics as one of the greatest novelists in all of world literature, as many of his works are highly influential. Notes from Underground, published in 1864, is considered among the first existentialist works. Therefore, he is also regarded as a philosopher and theologian.

Born: November 11, 1821, Moscow, Russian Empire
Died: February 09, 1881
Genre: Fiction, Psychology, Philosophy

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Popular Quotes

“The soul is healed by being with children.”
― Fyodor Dostoevsky

 “People speak sometimes about the “bestial” cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“Talking nonsense is the sole privilege mankind possesses over the other organisms. It’s by talking nonsense that one gets to the truth! I talk nonsense, therefore I’m human”
― Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground, White Nights, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and Selections from The House of the Dead

 “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.”
― Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment

 “I love mankind, he said, “but I find to my amazement that the more I love mankind as a whole, the less I love man in particular.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

 “The darker the night, the brighter the stars,
The deeper the grief, the closer is God!”
― Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment

“To go wrong in one’s own way is better than to go right in someone else’s.”
― Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment

 “What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.”
― Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

“Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn’t calculate his happiness.”
― Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground, White Nights, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and Selections from The House of the Dead

“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.”
― Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground

10 Famous Quotes by Author Fyodor Dostoevsky

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Fyodor Dostoevsky quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Fyodor Dostoevsky quote below and sharing our favorite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by Fyodor Dostoevsky. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Fyodor Dostoevsky quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Fyodor Dostoevsky Quote 

“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
― Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

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