Love life . . . regardless of logic, and it’s only then one will understand the meaning of it.
 Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov (1880). copy citation

Author Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Source The Brothers Karamazov
Topic life meaning logic
Date 1880
Language English
Note Translated by Constance Garnett


“You said that so well and I am awfully glad that you have such a longing for life,» cried Alyosha. «I think every one should love life above everything in the world.»
«Love life more than the meaning of it?»
«Certainly, love it, regardless of logic as you say, it must be regardless of logic, and it's only then one will understand the meaning of it. I have thought so a long time. Half your work is done, [pg 253] Ivan, you love life, now you've only to try to do the second half and you are saved.»
«You are trying to save me, but perhaps I am not lost!” source

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