“enjoyment ..from the ..consciousness of one’s own degradation; ..feeling oneself that one had reached the last barrier, that it was horrible, but that it could not be otherwise” – that there was no escape for you; that you never could become a different man; that even if time and faith were still left you to change into something different you would most likely not wish to change; or if you did wish to, even then you would do nothing; because perhaps in reality there was nothing for you to change into.
Notes from the Underground (Fyodor Dostoyevsky) http://ift.tt/1Mb9YYi

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