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Boris Pasternak (1890 - 1960)
Russian novelist, poet, & translator [more author details]
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In every generation there has to be some fool who will speak the truth as he sees it.
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Boris Pasternak
Man is born to live, not to prepare for life.
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Boris Pasternak
What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup.
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The great majority of us are required to live a life of constant, systematic duplicity. Your health is bound to be affected if, day after day, you say the opposite of what you feel, if you grovel before what you dislike and rejoice at what bring you nothing but misfortune. Our nervous system isn't just a fiction, it's part of our physical body, and our soul exists in space and is inside us, like teeth in our mouth. It can't be forever violated with impunity.
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Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago
Gregariousness is always the refuge of mediocrities, whether they swear by Soloviev or Kant or Marx. Only individuals seek the truth, and they shun those whose sole concern is not the truth.
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Boris Pasternak, Dr. Zhivago
Oh, how one wishes sometimes to escape from the meaningless dullness of human eloquence, from all those sublime phrases, to take refuge in nature, apparently so inarticulate, or in the wordlessness of long grinding labor, of sound sleep, of true music, or of a human understanding, rendered speechless by emotion!
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Boris Pasternak, Dr. Zhivago

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Showing quotations 1 to 6 of 6 total.
 
Showing quotations 1 to 6 of 6 total
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