Boris Pasternak Quotes

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Boris Pasternak quotes: The whole of life is symbolic because the whole of it has meaning. The whole of life is symbolic because the whole of it has meaning.
Boris Pasternak quotes: Aren't we sensitive! We're something special. We're cultured. It's too much for us. Aren't we sensitive! We're something special. We're cultured. It's too much for us.
Boris Pasternak quotes: Happy are the downtrodden. Happy are the downtrodden.
Boris Pasternak quotes: Man is born to live and not to prepare to live. Man is born to live and not to prepare to live.
Boris Pasternak quotes: She has more names than petticoats. She has more names than petticoats.
Boris Pasternak quotes: I love you wildly, insanely, infinitely. I love you wildly, insanely, infinitely.
Boris Pasternak quotes: Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us. Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us.
Boris Pasternak quotes: Oh, what a love it was, utterly free, unique, like nothing else on earth! Their thoughts were like other people's songs. Oh, what a love it was, utterly free, unique, like nothing else on earth! Their thoughts were like other people's songs.
Boris Pasternak quotes: When a great moment knocks on the door of your life, it is often no louder than the beating of your heart, and it is very easy to miss it. When a great moment knocks on the door of your life, it is often no louder than the beating of your heart, and it is very easy to miss it.
Boris Pasternak quotes: Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary. Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.
Boris Pasternak quotes: Man is born to live, not to prepare for life. Man is born to live, not to prepare for life.
Boris Pasternak quotes: And why is it, thought Lara, that my fate is to see everything and take it all so much to heart? And why is it, thought Lara, that my fate is to see everything and take it all so much to heart?
Boris Pasternak quotes: In one corner the piano tuner scattered arpeggios live handfuls of beads. In one corner the piano tuner scattered arpeggios live handfuls of beads.
Boris Pasternak quotes: As for the men in power, they are so anxious to establish the myth of infallibility that they do their utmost to ignore truth. As for the men in power,
they are so anxious to establish
the myth of infallibility that they
do their utmost to ignore truth.
Boris Pasternak quotes: Still more than by the communion of souls, they were united by the abyss that separated them from the rest of the world. Still more than by the communion of souls, they were united by the abyss that separated them from the rest of the world.
Boris Pasternak quotes: I am caught like a beast at bay. Somewhere are people, freedom, light, But all I hear is the baying of the pack, There is no way out for me. I am caught like a beast at bay. Somewhere are people, freedom, light, But all I hear is the baying of the pack, There is no way out for me.
Boris Pasternak quotes: In a single wave of meaning the triumphant purity of being. In a single wave of meaning the triumphant purity of being.
Boris Pasternak quotes: What for centuries raised man above the beast is not the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth. What for centuries raised man above the beast is not the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth.
Boris Pasternak quotes: If you want to know, life is the principle of self-renewal, it is constantly renewing and remaking and changing and transfiguring itself ... 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 quotes: What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup. What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup.
Boris Pasternak quotes: The greatness of a writer has nothing to do with subject matter itself, only with how much the subject matter touches the author. The greatness of a writer has nothing to do with subject matter itself, only with how much the subject matter touches the author.
Boris Pasternak quotes: No one makes history, no one sees it happen, no one sees the grass grow. No one makes history, no one sees it happen, no one sees the grass grow.
Boris Pasternak quotes: During the last years of Mayakovski's life, when all poetry had ceased to exist ... literature had stopped. During the last years of Mayakovski's life, when all poetry had ceased to exist ... literature had stopped.
Boris Pasternak quotes: Art is unthinkable without risk and spiritual self-sacrifice. Art is unthinkable without risk and spiritual self-sacrifice.
Boris Pasternak quotes: She had once been the belle of her circle of small tradesmen and salesmen, but now her little pig eyes with their swollen lids could scarcely open. She had once been the belle of her circle of small tradesmen and salesmen, but now her little pig eyes with their swollen lids could scarcely open.
Boris Pasternak quotes: And then the two basic ideals of modern man- without them he is unthinkable- the idea of free personality and the idea of life as sacrafice And then the two basic ideals of modern man- without them he is unthinkable- the idea of free personality and the idea of life as sacrafice
Boris Pasternak quotes: Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it. Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it.
Boris Pasternak quotes: No bad man can be a good poet. No bad man can be a good poet.
Boris Pasternak quotes: The most extraordinary discoveries are made when the artist is overwhelmed by what he has to say. The most extraordinary discoveries are made when the artist is overwhelmed by what he has to say.
Boris Pasternak quotes: They had the boastful, dead eternity of bronze monuments and marble columns. They had the boastful, dead eternity of bronze monuments and marble columns.
Boris Pasternak quotes: The unarmed power of naked truth. The unarmed power of naked truth.
Boris Pasternak quotes: While the music played a whole eternity went by like life in a novel While the music played a whole eternity went by like life in a novel
Boris Pasternak quotes: Departure beyond the borders of my country is for me equivalent to death. Departure beyond the borders of my country is for me equivalent to death.
Boris Pasternak quotes: I am alone; all drowns in the Pharisees' hypocrisy. To live your life is not as simple as to cross a field. I am alone; all drowns in the Pharisees' hypocrisy. To live your life is not as simple as to cross a field.
Boris Pasternak quotes: Only the superfluous is sordid Only the superfluous is sordid
Boris Pasternak quotes: A corner draft fluttered the flame And the white fever of temptation Upswept its angel wings that cast A cruciform shadow. A corner draft fluttered the flame And the white fever of temptation Upswept its angel wings that cast A cruciform shadow.
Boris Pasternak quotes: Her dark hair was scattered and its beauty stung his eyes like smoke and ate into his heart. Her dark hair was scattered and its beauty stung his eyes like smoke and ate into his heart.
Boris Pasternak quotes: But the division in him was a sorrow and a torment, and he became accustomed to it only as one gets used to an unhealed and frequently reopened wound. But the division in him was a sorrow and a torment, and he became accustomed to it only as one gets used to an unhealed and frequently reopened wound.
Boris Pasternak quotes: The whole wide world is a cathedral; I stand inside, the air is calm, And from afar at times there reaches My ear the echo of a psalm. The whole wide world is a cathedral; I stand inside, the air is calm, And from afar at times there reaches My ear the echo of a psalm.
Boris Pasternak quotes: 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. 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 quotes: We must discover security within ourselves. We must discover security within ourselves.
Boris Pasternak quotes: 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. 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 quotes: Drying, the storm mumbles, / like a freshly washed apron. Drying, the storm mumbles, / like a freshly washed apron.
Boris Pasternak quotes: I hate everything you say, but not enough to kill you for it. I hate everything you say, but not enough to kill you for it.
Boris Pasternak quotes: Don't let my soul be riddled / by deceit: kill it or, / like fog, it will seep through / a heap of white chaff. Don't let my soul be riddled / by deceit: kill it or, / like fog, it will seep through / a heap of white chaff.
Boris Pasternak quotes: Salvation lies not in the faithfulness to forms, but in the liberation from them. Salvation lies not in the faithfulness to forms, but in the liberation from them.
Boris Pasternak quotes: Poetry searches for music amidst the tumult of the dictionary. Poetry searches for music amidst the tumult of the dictionary.
Boris Pasternak quotes: 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? = MEETING = 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? = MEETING =
Boris Pasternak quotes: Only the familiar transformed by genius is truly great. Only the familiar transformed by genius is truly great.
Boris Pasternak quotes: At the moment of childbirth, every woman has the same aura of isolation, as though she were abandoned, alone. At the moment of childbirth, every woman has the same aura of isolation, as though she were abandoned, alone.
Boris Pasternak quotes: Beyond, pines hold sermons. Beyond, pines hold sermons.
Boris Pasternak quotes: 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. 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 quotes: An unshared happiness is not happiness. An unshared happiness is not happiness.