Boris Pasternak Quotes

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Boris Pasternak Quotes

Boris Pasternak was a Russian poet, novelist, composer, and literary translator. Boris Pasternak was born on February 10, 1890, in Moscow, Russia. He came from a highly artistic and intellectual family. His father, Leonid Pasternak, was a prominent artist, and his mother, Rosa Kaufman, was a concert pianist. Pasternak’s early education was in Marburg, Germany, where he studied philosophy. He later returned to Russia and, in 1912, enrolled at the Moscow University School of Philosophy, Literature, and History. He was deeply influenced by the Symbolist movement and the works of Russian poets like Alexander Blok and Anna Akhmatova.

Famous Boris Pasternak Quotes

“Man is born to live, not to prepare for life.” ~ Boris Pasternak
“They don’t ask much of you. They only want you to hate the things you love and to love the things you despise.” ~ Boris Pasternak
“An unshared happiness is not happiness.” ~ Boris Pasternak
“Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.” ~ Boris Pasternak
“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
“In life it is more necessary to lose than to gain. A seed will only germinate if it dies.” ~ Boris Pasternak
“And remember: you must never, under any circumstances, despair. To hope and to act, these are our duties in misfortune.” ~ Boris Pasternak
“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
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