10 February 2008

Lermontov


“I admit that I’m greatly prejudiced against all the blind, squint-eyed, deaf, mute, legless, armless, hunch-backed and so on. I’ve observed that there’s always some strange relationship between the external appearance of a man and his soul, as if with the loss of a limb the soul too has lost some faculty of sensation.”
A Hero of Our Time, Mikhail Lermontov

4 comments:

Gabriela said...

Supposing there is such parallelism between body and soul –I have my doubts- and that the ‘loss of a limb’ is caused by an accident. When does the soul break then? Before the accident takes place? After? Or at the very instant the body is being injured?

Kiss Kiss Beauty said...

That's just wrong.

longwing said...

Interesting post for a missionary.

Tony said...

Horatio Nelson????