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16 Famous Quotes by Boris Pasternak
1/29/1890 - 5/30/1960
Also Known As:  
Boris Leonidovich Pasternak
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Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us.

Surprises Quotes, by 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.

Winter Quotes, by Boris Pasternak , Source: Doctor Zhivago

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At the moment of childbirth, every woman has the same aura of isolation, as though she were abandoned, alone.

Isolation Quotes, by Boris Pasternak

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That's metaphysics, my dear fellow. It's forbidden me by my doctor, my stomach won't take it.

Metaphysics Quotes, by Boris Pasternak

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Poetry is a rich, full-bodied whistle, cracked ice crunching in pails, the night that numbs the leaf, the duel of two nightingales, the sweet pea that has run wild, Creation's tears in shoulder blades.

Nature Quotes, by Boris Pasternak

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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.

Truth Quotes, by Boris Pasternak

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You fall into my arms. / You are the good gift of destruction's path, / When life sickens more than disease / And boldness is the root of beauty- / Which draws us together.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by 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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by 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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Boris Pasternak

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Art has two constant, two unending concerns: It always meditates on death and thus always creates life. All great, genuine art resembles and continues the Revelation of St John.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Boris Pasternak

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Immensely grateful, touched, proud, astonished, abashed.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Boris Pasternak

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Work is the order of the day, just as it was at one time, with our first starts and our best efforts. Do you remember? Therein lies its delight. It brings back the forgotten; one's stores of energy, seemingly exhausted, come back to life.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Boris Pasternak

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I come here to speak poetry. It will always be in the grass. It will also be necessary to bend down to hear it. It will always be too simple to be discussed in assemblies.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by 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.

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Man is born to live and not to prepare to live.

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Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Boris Pasternak

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