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The Lost PowerPoint Slides (Dostoevsky Edition)

DostoevskyNotes from the Underground (circa 1864)–> slide 1

  • I am a sick man…
  • I am a spiteful man.
  • I am an unpleasant man.
  • I think my liver is diseased.
  • Also, I’m not much fun at parties.

Crime and Punishment (circa 1866)–> slide 12

  • Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth.
  • Nothing easier than flattery.
  • Except maybe nonsense: wacka, wacka, woo!

The Idiot (circa 1868)–> slide 2

Lack of originality:

  • it’s everywhere, all over the world.

This lack is considered the foremost quality and the recommendation of men who are:

  • active
  • efficient
  • practical.

The Brothers Karamazov (circa 1880)–> slide 22

A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies:

  • unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else
  • ends up losing respect for himself and for others
  • can no longer love
  • indulges in the lowest form of pleasure
  • behaves like an animal in satisfying his vices
  • also ends up being a drag at parties.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche presents that Dostoevsky dude (circa 1887)–> slide 4

  • regrettable that no Dostoevsky lived near Jesus
  • Dostoevsky was the only psychologist from whom I had anything to learn
  • wacka wacka woo!