Vladimir Odoevsky was a fascinating and encyclopedic figure in nineteenth-century Russian culture, who made a contribution into the development of musical criticism.
“In olden days people were worse than us but knew much more than us.” – Vladimir Odoyevsky
“The soulless have no need of melancholia.” – Vladimir Odoyevsky
“Pride is the chalice into which all human sins are poured: it glitters and jingles and its arabesque lures your gaze, while your lips involuntarily touch the seductive beverage.” – Vladimir Odoyevsky
“Nothing so removes a man from his inner, mysterious, real life, nothing makes him so deaf and dumb as the picture of these petty passions and petty crimes which calls itself the world of politics.” – Vladimir Odoyevsky