Notes From The Underground Quotes by Fyodor Dostoevsky and many others.
Suffering is the sole origin of consciousness.
I believe the best definition of man is the ungrateful biped.
What man wants is simply independent choice, whatever that independence may cost and wherever it may lead.
Every man has some reminiscences which he would not tell to everyone, but only to his friends.
I am a sick man…I am a spiteful man. An unattractive man. I think that my liver hurts.
A cultivated and decent man cannot be vain without setting a fearfully high standard for himself, and without despising and almost hating himself at certain moments.
To be acutely conscious is a disease, a real, honest-to-goodness disease.
Perhaps I really regard myself as an intelligent man only because throughout my entire life I’ve never been able to start or finish anything.