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
love-is-not-weakness-it-is-strong-only-the-sacrament-of-marriage-can-contain-it
literature-is-the-art-of-discovering-something-extraordinary-about-ordinary-people-and-saying-with-ordinary-words-something-extraordinary
i-dont-like-people-who-have-never-fallen-or-stumbled-their-virtue-is-lifeless-and-it-isnt-of-much-value-life-hasnt-revealed-its-beauty-to-them
the-writer-is-the-faust-of-modern-society-the-only-surviving-individualist-in-a-mass-age-to-his-orthodox-contemporaries-he-seems-a-semimadman
and-she-finally-stopped-playing-their-song-when-she-realized-she-was-dancing-alone
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
surprise-is-the-greatest-gift-which-life-can-grant-us
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
our-evenings-are-farewells-our-parties-are-testaments-so-that-the-secret-stream-of-suffering-may-warm-the-cold-of-life
in-every-generation-there-has-to-be-some-fool-who-will-speak-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-principle-selfrenewal-it-is-constantly-renewing-remaking-changing-transfiguring-itself-boris-pasternak
how-wonderful-to-be-alive-he-thought-but-why-does-it-always-hurt-boris-pasternak
as-in-explosion-i-would-erupt-with-all-wonderful-things-i-saw-understood-in-this-world-boris-pasternak
you-i-its-as-though-we-have-been-taught-to-kiss-in-heaven-sent-down-to-earth-together-to-see-if-we-know-what-we-were-taught-boris-pasternak
the-whole-life-is-symbolic-because-whole-it-has-meaning-boris-pasternak
i-am-alone-all-drowns-in-pharisees-hypocrisy-to-live-your-life-is-not-as-simple-as-to-cross-field-boris-pasternak
for-life-too-is-only-instant-only-dissolving-ourselves-in-selves-all-others-as-if-bestowing-gift-boris-pasternak
if-its-painful-to-love-absorb-electricity-how-much-more-painful-it-is-to-be-woman-to-be-electricity-to-inspire-love-boris-pasternak
there-shall-be-no-more-death-because-we-have-already-seen-all-that-its-old-we-are-tired-it-and-now-we-need-something-new-and-this-new-thing-is-eternal-life-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-world-meeting-boris-pasternak
no-one-makes-history-no-one-sees-it-happen-no-one-sees-grass-grow-boris-pasternak
all-mothers-are-mothers-great-people-it-is-not-their-fault-that-life-later-disappoints-them-boris-pasternak
art-always-serves-beauty-beauty-is-joy-possessing-form-form-is-key-to-organic-life-since-no-living-thing-can-exist-without-it-boris-pasternak
they-dont-ask-much-you-they-only-want-you-to-hate-things-you-love-to-love-things-you-despise-boris-pasternak
and-why-is-it-thought-lara-that-my-fate-is-to-see-everything-take-it-all-much-to-heart-boris-pasternak
in-single-wave-meaning-triumphant-purity-being-boris-pasternak
salvation-lies-not-in-faithfulness-to-forms-but-in-liberation-from-them-boris-pasternak
man-is-born-to-live-not-to-prepare-for-life-life-itself-phenomenon-life-gift-life-is-breathtakingly-serious-boris-pasternak
when-great-moment-knocks-on-door-your-life-it-is-often-no-louder-than-beating-your-heart-it-is-easy-to-miss-it-boris-pasternak
what-is-laid-down-ordered-factual-is-never-enough-to-embrace-whole-truth-life-always-spills-over-rim-every-cup-boris-pasternak
the-last-moments-slipped-by-one-by-one-irretrievable-boris-pasternak
as-for-men-in-power-they-are-anxious-to-establish-myth-infallibility-that-they-do-their-utmost-to-ignore-truth-boris-pasternak
After two or three stanzas and several images by which he was himself astonished, his work took possession of him and he experienced the approach of what is called inspiration. At such moments the correlation of the forces controlling the artist is, as it were, stood on its head. The ascendancy is no longer with the artist or the state of mind which he is trying to express, but with language, his instrument of expression. Language, the home and dwelling of beauty and meaning, itself begins to think and speak for man and turns wholly into music, not in the sense of outward, audible sounds but by virtue of the power and momentum of its inward flow. Then, like the current of a mighty river polishing stones and turning wheels by its very movement, the flow of speech creates in passing, by the force of its own laws, rhyme and rhythm and countless other forms and formations, still more important and until now undiscovered, unconsidered and unnamed. At such moments Yury felt that the main part of his work was not being done by him but by something which was above him and controlling him: the thought and poetry of the world as it was at that moment and as it would be in the future. He was controlled by the next step it was to take in the order of its historical development; and he felt himself to be only the pretext and the pivot setting it in motion... In deciphering these scribbles he went through the usual disappointments. Last night these rough passages had astonished him and moved him to tears by certain unexpectedly successful lines. Now, on re-reading these very lines, he was saddened to find that they were strained and glaringly far-fetched.

Boris Pasternak
after-two-three-stanzas-several-images-by-which-he-was-himself-astonished-his-work-took-possession-him-he-experienced-approach-what-is-called-inspiration-at-such-moments-correlat
what-for-centuries-raised-man-above-beast-is-not-cudgel-but-irresistible-power-unarmed-truth-boris-pasternak
during-last-years-mayakovskis-life-when-all-poetry-had-ceased-to-exist-literature-had-stopped-boris-pasternak
he-was-natural-in-russian-way-tragically-above-these-banalities-boris-pasternak
goodbye-why-am-i-hemorrhaging-boris-pasternak
art-is-unthinkable-without-risk-spiritual-selfsacrifice-boris-pasternak
you-are-eternitys-hostage-a-captive-mine-boris-pasternak
were-all-times-captives-hostages-to-eternity-boris-pasternak
thats-metaphysics-my-dear-fellow-its-forbidden-me-by-my-doctor-my-stomach-wont-take-it-boris-pasternak
the-whole-wide-world-is-cathedral-i-stand-inside-air-is-calm-and-from-afar-at-times-there-reaches-my-ear-echo-psalm-boris-pasternak
and-remember-you-must-never-under-any-circumstances-despair-to-hope-to-act-these-are-our-duties-in-misfortune-boris-pasternak
the-most-extraordinary-discoveries-are-made-when-artist-is-overwhelmed-by-what-he-has-to-say-boris-pasternak
art-is-interested-in-life-at-moment-when-ray-power-is-passing-through-it-boris-pasternak
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