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
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Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it. -Boris Pasternak
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Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary. -Boris Pasternak
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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
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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
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And she finally stopped playing their song, when she realized she was dancing alone. -Boris Pasternak
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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
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Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us. -Boris Pasternak
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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
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Our evenings are farewells. Our parties are testaments. So that the secret stream of suffering. May warm the cold of life. -Boris Pasternak
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In every generation there has to be some fool who will speak the truth as he sees it. -Boris Pasternak
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No single man makes history. History cannot be seen just as one cannot see grass growing. -Boris Pasternak
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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
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How wonderful to be alive, he thought. But why does it always hurt? -Boris Pasternak
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As in an explosion, I would erupt with all the wonderful things I saw and understood in this world. -Boris Pasternak
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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
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The whole of life is symbolic because the whole of it has meaning. -Boris Pasternak
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I am alone; all drowns in the Pharisees' hypocrisy. To live your life is not as simple as to cross a field. -Boris Pasternak
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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
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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
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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?
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No one makes history, no one sees it happen, no one sees the grass grow. -Boris Pasternak
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All mothers are mothers of great people, and it is not their fault that life later disappoints them. -Boris Pasternak
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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
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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
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And why is it, thought Lara, that my fate is to see everything and take it all so much to heart? -Boris Pasternak
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In a single wave of meaning the triumphant purity of being. -Boris Pasternak
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