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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: "And so it turned out that only a life similar to the life of those around us, merging with it without a ripple, is genuine life, and that an unshared happiness is not happiness."

And so it turned out that only a life similar to the life of those around us, merging with it without a ripple, is genuine life, and that an unshared happiness is not happiness.



Boris Pasternak Quotes: "He realised, more vividly than ever before, that art had two constant, two unending preoccupations: it is always meditating upon death and it is always thereby creating life."

He realised, more vividly than ever before, that art had two constant, two unending preoccupations: it is always meditating upon death and it is always thereby creating life.



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: "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."

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 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: "Every herd is a refuge for giftlessness, whether it's a faith in Soloviev, or Kant, or Marx. Only the solitary seek the truth, and they break with all those who don't love it sufficiently."

Every herd is a refuge for giftlessness, whether it's a faith in Soloviev, or Kant, or Marx. Only the solitary seek the truth, and they break with all those who don't love it sufficiently.




Boris Pasternak Quotes: "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."

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 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: "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: "Immensely grateful, touched, proud, astonished, abashed."

Immensely grateful, touched, proud, astonished, abashed.



Boris Pasternak Quotes: "The last moments slipped by, one by one, irretrievable."

The last moments slipped by, one by one, irretrievable.




Boris Pasternak Quotes: "All mothers are mothers of great people, and it is not their fault that life later disappoints them."

All mothers are mothers of great people, and it is not their fault that life later disappoints them.



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 and not to prepare to live."

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



Boris Pasternak Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Only the familiar transformed by genius is truly great."

Only the familiar transformed by genius is truly great.



Boris Pasternak Quotes: "For life, too, is only an instant, Only the dissolving of ourselvesIn the selves of all othersAs if bestowing a gift –"

For life, too, is only an instant, Only the dissolving of ourselvesIn the selves of all othersAs if bestowing a gift –



Boris Pasternak Quotes: "You said that facts are meaningless, unless meanings are put into them. Well, Christianity, the mystery of the individual, is precisely what must be put into the facts to make them meaningful."

You said that facts are meaningless, unless meanings are put into them. Well, Christianity, the mystery of the individual, is precisely what must be put into the facts to make them meaningful.



Boris Pasternak Quotes: "Man is born to live, not to prepare for life. Life itself, the phenomenon of life, the gift of life, is so breath-takingly serious!"

Man is born to live, not to prepare for life. Life itself, the phenomenon of life, the gift of life, is so breath-takingly serious!



Boris Pasternak Quotes: "There shall be no more death, Because we have already seen all that, Its old and we are tired of it, And now we need something new, And this new thing is Eternal Life"

There shall be no more death, Because we have already seen all that, Its old and we are tired of it, And now we need something new, And this new thing is Eternal Life



Boris Pasternak Quotes: "For a moment she rediscovered the purpose of life. She was here on earth to grasp the meaning of its wild enchantment and to call each thing by its right name"

For a moment she rediscovered the purpose of life. She was here on earth to grasp the meaning of its wild enchantment and to call each thing by its right name



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: "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: "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: "But who are we, where do we come fromWhen all those yearsNothing but idle talk is leftAnd we are nowhere in the world?"= MEETING ="

But who are we, where do we come fromWhen all those yearsNothing but idle talk is leftAnd we are nowhere in the world?"= MEETING =



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: "Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us."

Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us.



Boris Pasternak Quotes: "In every generation there has to be some fool who will speak the truth as he sees it."

In every generation there has to be some fool who will speak the truth as he sees it.



Boris Pasternak Quotes: "Farewell, my great one, my own, farewell, my pride, farewell, my swift, deep, dear river, how I loved your daylong splashing, how I loved to plunge into your cold waves."

Farewell, my great one, my own, farewell, my pride, farewell, my swift, deep, dear river, how I loved your daylong splashing, how I loved to plunge into your cold waves.