Winterreise

Beyond a certain point there is no return. This point has to be reached.

F. Kafka

F. Kafka

My mind rebels at stagnation. Give meproblems, give mework, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence.I crave formental exaltation.❞

Moriarty’s books"Is he not the celebrated author of

, a book which ascends to such rarefied heights of pure mathematics that it is said that there was no man in the scientific press capable of criticizing it?” —The Dynamics of an AsteroidSherlock Holmes, The Valley of Fear"At the age of twenty-one, he wrote

, which has had a European vogue. On the strength of it he won the mathematical chair at one of our smaller universities, and had, to all appearances, a most brilliant career before him.” —a treatise upon the binomial theoremSherlock Holmes, The Final Problem