ivm (octet) wrote,

long lost quote, or, reqium for raskolnikov

"O my friend! why is it that the torrent of genius so seldom bursts forth, so seldom rolls in full-flowing stream, overwhelming your astounded soul? Because, on either side of this stream, cold and respectable persons have taken up their abodes, and, forsooth, their summer-houses and tulip-beds would suffer from the torrent; wherefore they dig trenches, and raise embankments betimes, in order to avert the impending danger."


And somehow, I misremembered cabbage rows here, instead of tulip-beds. Still...
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