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T H E L I B R A R Y: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
“i have hated the words and i have loved them, and i hope i have made them right.”
literature posters, featuring the brothers karamazov
“But when he knows that he is not only worse than all those in the world, but is also guilty before all people, on behalf of all and for all, for all human sins, the world’s and each person’s, only then will the goal of our unity be achieved. […] Only then will our hearts be moved to a love that is infinite, universal, and knows no satiety.”
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literature posters, featuring anna karenina
“There was no solution, but that universal solution which life gives to all questions, even the most complex and insoluble. That answer is: one must live in the needs of the day – that is, forget oneself. To forget himself in sleep was impossible now, at least till nighttime; he could not go back now to the music sung by the decanter-women; so he must forget himself in the dream of daily life.”
That is the exact spot my parents found a stray kitten. Nice little addition to the family, but would have been a terrible addition to the pavement had she not been very vocal OTL
No joke, the place where that cat is resting in this picture is called a “dead cat hole” it’s an automotive term. Don’t believe me, look it up.
This is also where I found a stray cat, she was up in there during a thunderstorm and I begged my dad to let me being her inside and that’s the story of how I got my first cat.
Please don’t skip over this without reading it and making a mental note. Even if you don’t have a car, tell your parents or whoever, and make sure to do this. You think that’ll never happen but that’s what everyone thought who had this happen and didn’t check, and that poor cold cat met with a terribly sad end.
REBLOG WHETHER YOU LIKE CATS OR NOT
SAVE THE CAT
Все счастливье семьи похожи друг на друга, каждая несчастливая семья несчастлива по-своему.
You cannot imagine what sorrow and anger seize one’s whole soul when a great idea, which one has long and piously revered, is picked up by some bunglers and dragged into the street, to more fools like themselves, and one suddenly meets it in the flea market, unrecognizable, dirty, askew, absurdly presented, without proportion, without harmony, a toy for stupid children.
Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky
literature: anna karenina, leo tolstoy
vengeance is mine, and I will repay
My Crime and Punishment aestethic for Rodyaweek, in colour and black and white.
OKAY IM FUCKING MAD
In Russia random politic said that he (and his party) are asking Ministry of Health do research about homosexuality. And IF psychologists there admit that it is a mental illness then gay people won’t be able to be teachers at schools and universities, will have restrictions on driving a car and won’t be able to be politics at all. You have to understand that Russia doesn’t actually has “good” psychologists or that plenty is loooow. There’s a lot of stories how gay people asked for help but psychologists just made fun on them or hurt them.
Sorry for bad English but I think that it’s super important. Especially in June, month of pride.
I stumbled upon this while searching on the internet, and I think it is extroadinary…
Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s last apartment where he lived and died, and where he also wrote his last masterpiece “The Brothers Karamazov”; now a beautiful museum dedicated to the famous Russian writer.
Kuznechny per. 5/2, St. Petersburg, Russia. 07/04/2015
This organisation is taking donations. They’re a Canadian group working with the Russian LGBT Network to evacuate people from Chechnya.
This is an American fundraising group for the above organisation, for if you want to make a tex deductible donation.
This is a European organisation that provides funds to Russian groups working to get Chechens to safety.
Here’s how to make donations directly to the Russian LGBT network.
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This isn’t related to what my blog is about but here. Please donate and help.
HOHOOOO, SORRY NOT SORRY
Dostoevsky Moodboard Challenge ( 6 / infinite ) : The Brothers Karamazov
Receiving bread from us, they will see clearly that we take the bread made by their hands from them, to give it to them, without any miracle. They will see that we do not change the stones to bread, but in truth they will be more thankful for taking it from our hands than for the bread itself! For they will remember only too well that in old days, without our help, even the bread they made turned to stones in their hands, while since they have come back to us, the very stones have turned to bread in their hands. Too, too well will they know the value of complete submission! And until men know that, they will be unhappy. Who is most to blame for their not knowing it?—speak! Who scattered the flock and sent it astray on unknown paths? But the flock will come together again and will submit once more, and then it will be once for all. Then we shall give them the quiet humble happiness of weak creatures such as they are by nature. Oh, we shall persuade them at last not to be proud, for Thou didst lift them up and thereby taught them to be proud. We shall show them that they are weak, that they are only pitiful children, but that childlike happiness is the sweetest of all. They will become timid and will look to us and huddle close to us in fear, as chicks to the hen. They will marvel at us and will be awe-stricken before us, and will be proud at our being so powerful and clever, that we have been able to subdue such a turbulent flock of thousands of millions. They will tremble impotently before our wrath, their minds will grow fearful, they will be quick to shed tears like women and children, but they will be just as ready at a sign from us to pass to laughter and rejoicing, to happy mirth and childish song. Yes, we shall set them to work, but in their leisure hours we shall make their life like a child’s game, with children’s songs and innocent dance. Oh, we shall allow them even sin, they are weak and helpless, and they will love us like children because we allow them to sin. We shall tell them that every sin will be expiated, if it is done with our permission, that we allow them to sin because we love them, and the punishment for these sins we take upon ourselves. And we shall take it upon ourselves, and they will adore us as their saviors who have taken on themselves their sins before God. And they will have no secrets from us. We shall allow or forbid them to live with their wives and mistresses, to have or not to have children—according to whether they have been obedient or disobedient—and they will submit to us gladly and cheerfully. The most painful secrets of their conscience, all, all they will bring to us, and we shall have an answer for all. And they will be glad to believe our answer, for it will save them from the great anxiety and terrible agony they endure at present in making a free decision for themselves. And all will be happy, all the millions of creatures except the hundred thousand who rule over them. For only we, we who guard the mystery, shall be unhappy. There will be thousands of millions of happy babes, and a hundred thousand sufferers who have taken upon themselves the curse of the knowledge of good and evil.
Translated by Constance Garnett
Tag yourself: Crime and Punishment edition
i lovvveeee themmmm
WHY IS THIS NOT TRANSLATEDDDDDD