November 15, 2016

Yevgeny Zamyatin Quotes

“At night numbers must sleep; it is their duty, just as it is their duty to work in the daytime. Not sleeping at night is a criminal offense.”

“Explosions are not comfortable.”

“Heretics are the only bitter remedy against the entropy of human thought.”

“I turned. She was in a light, saffron-yellow dress of the ancient model. This was a thousand times more cruel than if she had worn nothing.”

“Is it not clear, however, that bliss and envy are the numerator and denominator of the fraction called happiness?”

“Knowledge, absolutely sure of its infallibility, is faith.”

“The ancient God created the old man, capable of erring- thus he erred himself.”

“Those two, in paradise, were given a choice: happiness without freedom, or freedom without happiness. There was no third alternative.”