Why Read Russian Authors?
Men are at the same time villains and saints; their acts are at once beautiful and despicable. We love and we hate at the same time. There is none of that precise division between good and bad to which we are used. Often those for whom we feel most affection are the greatest criminals, and thoe most abject sinners move us to the strongest admiration as well as love.
~Virginia Woolfe on Fyodor Dostoyevsky