For a country to have a great writer is like having a second government. That is why no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones.
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There are a lot of clear thinkers everywhere.
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The demands of internal growth are incomparably more important to us... than the need for any external expansion of our power.
I can say without affectation that I belong to the Russian convict world no less than I do to Russian literature. I got my education there, and it will last forever.
We have arrived at an intellectual chaos.
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