Nikolai Gogol Quotes

Why should I know Nikolai Gogol?

Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol
was a Russian novelist and dramatist best known for 'Diary of a Madman'.

Born March 31, 1809
Died March 04, 1852

Books by Nikolai Gogol


Best 13 Quotes by Nikolai Gogol

“Countless as the sands of the sea are human passions.”

Nikolai Gogol

“I am who I am and that's who I am.”

Nikolai Gogol

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

Nikolai Gogol

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

Nikolai Gogol

“We have the marvelous gift of making everything insignificant.”

Nikolai Gogol

Dead Souls Quotes

“A word aptly uttered or written cannot be cut away by an axe.”

Nikolai Gogol
Dead Souls

“However stupid a fool's words may be, they are sometimes enough to confound an intelligent man.”

Nikolai Gogol
Dead Souls

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“I saw that I’d get nowhere on the straight path, and that to go crookedly was straighter.”

Nikolai Gogol
Dead Souls

“Keep not money, but keep good people's company.”

Nikolai Gogol
Dead Souls

“There are occasions when a woman, no matter how weak and impotent in character she may be in comparison with a man, will yet suddenly become not only harder than any man, but even harder than anything and everything in the world.”

Nikolai Gogol
Dead Souls

“You can't imagine how stupid the whole world has grown nowadays. The things these scribblers write!”

Nikolai Gogol
Dead Souls

The Inspector General Quotes

“It is no use to blame the looking glass if your face is awry.”

Nikolai Gogol
The Inspector General

“You can always tell a pig by its grunt.”

Nikolai Gogol
The Inspector General