Boris Pasternak

1890 - 1960

A Quote by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak on life and truth

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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 (1890 - 1960)

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A Quote by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak on gifts, life, and surprises

Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us.

Boris Pasternak (1890 - 1960)

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A Quote by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak on good

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Good-bye . . . why am I hemorrhaging?

Boris Pasternak (1890 - 1960)

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A Quote by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak on life and preparation

Man is born to live, not to prepare for life.

Boris Pasternak (1890 - 1960)

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A Quote by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak on art, risk, sacrifice, self-sacrifice, and spirituality

Art is unthinkable without risk and spiritual self-sacrifice.

Boris Pasternak (1890 - 1960)

Source: On Modesty and Bravery, 1936, speech at Writers’ Conference

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A Quote by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak on country, death, and departure

Departure beyond the borders of my country is for me equivalent to death.

Boris Pasternak (1890 - 1960)

Source: Letter to Khrushchev, 1958

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A Quote by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak on freedom and people

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 (1890 - 1960)

Source: The Nobel Prize, 1959

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A Quote by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak on eternity

You are eternity's hostage A captive of mine.

Boris Pasternak (1890 - 1960)

Source: Night, 1957

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A Quote by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak on blessings, death, lies, and war

And when the war broke out, its real horrors, its real dangers, its menace of real death were a blessing compared with the inhuman reign of the lie, and they brought relief because they broke the spell of the dead letter.

Boris Pasternak (1890 - 1960)

Source: Doctor Zhivago, 1958, The Poems of Yurii Zhivago, Winter Night, epilogue

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A Quote by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak on world

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It snowed and it snowed, the whole world over, Snow swept the world from end to end. A candle burned on the table; A candle burned.

Boris Pasternak (1890 - 1960)

Source: Doctor Zhivago, 1958, The Poems of Yurii Zhivago, Winter Night, st. 1

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