Mikhail Bulgakov (May 15, 1891 - March 10, 1940)
Manuscripts don’t burn.
“The Master and Margarita”
love this book. was searching for tattoo ideas (totally on the idea of a sick behemoth tattoo) when i stumbled upon this illustration by david black, blackgraphic.net.
it’s soon to be made into a t shirt for www.the-affair.com, who make some pretty awesome literature-based shirts. can’t wait ‘til they’re up for sale!!
OH MY LORD!
They have read your novel… and they said only one thing, that, unfortunately, it is not finished. So I wanted to show you your hero. He has been sitting here for about two thousand years, sleeping, but, when the moon is full, he is tormented, as you see, by insomnia. And it torments not only him, but his faithful guardian, the dog. If it is true that cowardice is the most grave vice, then the dog, at least, is not guilty of it. The only thing that brave creature ever feared was thunderstorms. But what can be done, the one who loves must share the fate of the one who is loved.
Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita