“slapped in the face I should, perhaps, have been positively glad of it. I say, in earnest, that I should probably have been able to discover even in that a peculiar sort of enjoyment–the enjoyment, of course, of despair” – but in despair there are the most intense enjoyments, especially when one is very acutely conscious of the hopelessness of one’s position.
Notes from the Underground (Fyodor Dostoyevsky) http://ift.tt/1Mr7hxA

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