Boris Pasternak Quotes

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At the moment of childbirth, every woman has the same aura of isolation, as though she were abandoned, alone. -Boris Pasternak
Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it. -Boris Pasternak
Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary. -Boris Pasternak
I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn't of much value. Life hasn't revealed its beauty to them. -Boris Pasternak
The writer is the Faust of modern society, the only surviving individualist in a mass age. To his orthodox contemporaries he seems a semi-madman. -Boris Pasternak
And she finally stopped playing their song, when she realized she was dancing alone. -Boris Pasternak
Even so, one step from my grave, I believe that cruelty, spite, The powers of darkness will in time, Be crushed by the spirit of light. -Boris Pasternak
Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us. -Boris Pasternak
It snowed and snowed, the whole world over, Snow swept the world from end to end. A candle burned on the table; A candle burned. -Boris Pasternak
Our evenings are farewells. Our parties are testaments. So that the secret stream of suffering. May warm the cold of life. -Boris Pasternak
In every generation there has to be some fool who will speak the truth as he sees it. -Boris Pasternak
No single man makes history. History cannot be seen just as one cannot see grass growing. -Boris Pasternak
If you want to know, life is the principle of self-renewal, it is constantly renewing and remaking and changing and transfiguring itself... -Boris Pasternak
How wonderful to be alive, he thought. But why does it always hurt? -Boris Pasternak
As in an explosion, I would erupt with all the wonderful things I saw and understood in this world. -Boris Pasternak
You and I, it's as though we have been taught to kiss in heaven and sent down to earth together, to see if we know what we were taught. -Boris Pasternak
The whole of life is symbolic because the whole of it has meaning. -Boris Pasternak
I am alone; all drowns in the Pharisees' hypocrisy. To live your life is not as simple as to cross a field. -Boris Pasternak
For life, too, is only an instant, Only the dissolving of ourselves In the selves of all others As if bestowing a gift - -Boris Pasternak
If it's so painful to love and absorb electricity, how much more painful it is to be a woman, to be the electricity, to inspire love. -Boris Pasternak
But who are we, where do we come from When all those years Nothing but idle talk is left And we are nowhere in the world?
No one makes history, no one sees it happen, no one sees the grass grow. -Boris Pasternak
All mothers are mothers of great people, and it is not their fault that life later disappoints them. -Boris Pasternak
Art always serves beauty, and beauty is the joy of possessing form, and form is the key to organic life since no living thing can exist without it. -Boris Pasternak
They don't ask much of you. They only want you to hate the things you love and to love the things you despise. -Boris Pasternak
And why is it, thought Lara, that my fate is to see everything and take it all so much to heart? -Boris Pasternak
In a single wave of meaning the triumphant purity of being. -Boris Pasternak
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