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“‘It would have been a great deal better if it had all been just nothing,’ he kept incessantly thinking to himself. ‘Indeed, such a mysterious business was utterly improbable. In the first place, it was nonsense, and secondly it could not happen. Most likely it was imagination, or something else happened, and not what really did happen; or perhaps I went myself … and somehow mistook myself for some one else … in short, it’s an utterly impossible thing.'”

The Double, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, as translated by Constance Garnett