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Nikolai Gogol

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The longer and more carefully we look at a funny story, the sadder it becomes.

— Nikolai Gogol

#sadness #funny

I am who I am and that's who I am

— Nikolai Gogol

#reality #present

Two turtle doves will show thee Where my cold ashes lie And sadly murmuring tell thee How in tears I did die

— Nikolai Gogol

#crying #dead-souls #death #doves #loneliness

Perfect nonsense goes on in the world. Sometimes there is no plausibility at all

— Nikolai Gogol


Always think of what is useful and not what is beautiful. Beauty will come of its own accord.

— Nikolai Gogol

#always #beautiful #beauty #come #own

...nothing could be more pleasant than to live in solitude, enjoy the spectacle of nature, and occasionally read some book... ...

— Nikolai Gogol

#dead-souls #gogol #nature

Everywhere across whatever sorrows of which our life is woven, some radiant joy will gaily flash past.

— Nikolai Gogol

#everywhere #flash #joy #life #our

Il zapacise pur si simplu multimea aceea nespus de pestrita, de parca diavolul faramase lumea bucati si le adunase apoi la loc, fara niciun sens, fara niciun rost.

— Nikolai Gogol

#life #n-v-gogol #nevski-prospekt #world #life

Do we ever get what we really want? Do we ever achieve what our powers have ostensibly equipped us for? No: everything works by contraries.

— Nikolai Gogol


You can do anything and smash anything in the world with a kopeck.

— Nikolai Gogol

#power #money

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The first Russian intellectual to publicly preach the economic theories of Karl Marx Belinsky accused Gogol of betraying his readership by defending the status quo. Early life
Gogol was born in the Ukrainian Cossack village of Sorochyntsi in Poltava Governorate of the Russian Empire present-day Ukraine. He saw the outer world romantically metamorphosed a singular gift particularly evident from the fantastic spatial transformations in his Gothic stories A Terrible Vengeance and A Bewitched Place.

The novel Taras Bulba (1835) and the play Marriage (1842) along with the short stories "Diary of a Madman" "The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled with Ivan Nikiforovich" "The Portrait" and "The Carriage" round out the tally of his best-known works. Considered by his contemporaries one of the preeminent figures of the natural school of Russian literary realism later critics have found in Gogol's work a fundamentally romantic sensibility with strains of Surrealism and the grotesque ("The Nose" "Viy" "The Overcoat" "Nevsky Prospekt"). 19 March] 1809 – 4 March [O.

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