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Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment


by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Crime and Punishment Quotes

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Criminality Quotes

"I want to attempt a thing like that and am frightened by these trifles," [Raskolnikov] thought, with an odd smile. (1.1.5)

Justice and Judgment Quotes

"You are talking and speechifying away, but tell me, would you kill the old woman yourself?" "Of course not! I was only arguing the justice of it […]." "But I think, if you would not do it yourse...

Love Quotes

Good-bye, till we meet then—I embrace you warmly, warmly, with many kisses. Yours till death, PULCHERIA RASKOLNIKOV. (1.3.38)

Violence Quotes

For that's Katerina Ivanovna's character, and when children cry, even from hunger, she falls to beating them at once. (1.2.21)

Versions of Reality Quotes

But of that—of that he [Raskolnikov] had no recollection, and yet every minute he felt that he had forgotten something he ought to remember. He worried and tormented himself trying to remember. (...

Suffering Quotes

[Raskolnikov] was crushed by poverty, but the anxieties of his position had of late ceased to weigh upon him. (1.1.3)

The Home Quotes

[Raskolnikov] was hopelessly in debt to his landlady, and was afraid of meeting her. (1.1.2)

Drugs and Alcohol Quotes

[…] and the drunken men whom he met continually, although it was a working day, completed the revolting misery of the picture. (1.1.6)

Education Quotes

[Marmeladov:] "[…] but Katerina Ivanovna, my spouse, is a person of education and an officer's daughter." (1.2.18)

Religion Quotes

[Marmeladov:] "I ought to be crucified, crucified on a cross, not pitied! Crucify me, oh judge, crucify me but pity me!" (1.2.36)

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