ivm (octet) wrote,
ivm
octet

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."

--Goethe


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