Boris Pasternak Quotes

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Born: February 10, 1890, Moscow, Russian Empire [now Russia]
Birth Country: Russia
Died: Peredelkino, Moscow Oblast, Russian SFSR, USSR [now Russia], May 30, 1960

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.
- Boris Pasternak

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

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.
- 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

Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.
- Boris Pasternak

Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it.
- Boris Pasternak

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.
- Boris Pasternak

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