Vissarion Belinsky

Vissarion Belinsky

Russian thinker, writer, literary critic, essayist, philosopher Westerner.
In science one must search for ideas. If there are no ideas, there is no science. A knowledge of facts is only valuable in so far as facts conceal ideas: facts without ideas are just the sweepings of the brain and the memory.More Vissarion Belinsky quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Do not worry about the incarnation of ideas.More Vissarion Belinsky quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In order to have a literature, a nation must live, not merely on the practical, but on the moral and spiritual plane as well, contributing through its national life to the development of some side of the universal spirit of man.More Vissarion Belinsky quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Do not worry about the incarnation of ideas. If you are a poet, your works will contain them without your knowledge -- they will be both moral and national if you follow your inspiration freely.More Vissarion Belinsky quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But in this world of morally-warped phenomena there are rare and happy exceptions of truly great magnitude, which always pay dearly for their exclusiveness and fall a prey to their own superiority. Natures of genius, themselves unaware of their genius, they are relentlessly killed by an unconscious society as an expiatory sacrifice to its own sins … Such is Pushkin’s Tatiana.More Vissarion Belinsky quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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