Of course God is endlessly multi-dimensional so every religion that exists on earth represents some face, some side of God.
For a country to have a great writer is like having a second government. That is why no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones.
Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the 20th century, and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press.
You can have power over people as long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in you power.
I can say without affectation that I belong to the Russian convict world no less than I do to Russian literature. I got my education there, and it will last forever.
Our government declared that it is conducting some kind of great reforms. In reality, no real reforms were begun and no one at any point has declared a coherent programme.
First would be the literary side, then the spiritual and philosophical. The political side is required principally because of the necessity of the current Russian position.
You only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power - he's free again.
Today when we say the West we are already referring to the West and to Russia. We could use the word ""modernity"" if we exclude Africa, and the Islamic world, and partially China.
Religion always remains higher than everyday life. In order to make the elevation towards religion easier for people, religion must be able to alter its forms in relation to the consciousness of modern man.