Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment Quotes
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"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 y...
Good-bye, till we meet then—I embrace you warmly, warmly, with many kisses. Yours till death, PULCHERIA RASKOLNIKOV. (1.3.40-42)
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 remem...
[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)
[..] a painted table in the corner on which lay a few manuscripts and books; the dust that lay thick upon them showed that they had been long untouched. (1.3.1)
[Marmeladov:] "I ought to be crucified, crucified on a cross, not pitied! Crucify me, oh judge, crucify me but pity me!" (1.2.36)