Barrel of a gun next to your forehead

December 7, 2010


As a young man Dostoevsky was found guilty of a crime against the Czarist regime. He was sentenced to death. Standing against a wall, he waited to be shot. The shot never happened and his crime was changed to 5 years prison. Afterwards Dostoeysky was quoted as saying, “there is nothing like the barrel of a gun next to your forehead to clear your mind.”

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