Boris Pasternak Quotes

Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us. Boris Pasternak

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

Art is unthinkable without risk and spiritual self-sacrifice. Boris Pasternak

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

What for centuries raised man above the beast is not the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth. Boris Pasternak

Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it. Boris Pasternak

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