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Boris Pasternak

Boris Pasternak

“I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and of little value.” Doctor Zhivago 1957
“Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that’s how we’ve got to live.” Doctor Zhivago 1957
“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.” Safe Conduct 1931
“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.” Doctor Zhivago 1957
“You fall into my arms. / You are the good gift of destruction’s path.” Selected Poems 1958