Ivan Goncharov

Ivan Goncharov

Russian writer
Memories are the height of poetry only when they are memories of happiness. When they graze wounds over which scars have formed they become an aching pain.More Ivan Goncharov quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When you don't know what you're living for, you don't care how you live from one day to the next. You're happy the day has passed and the night has come, and in your sleep you bury the tedious question of what you lived for that day and what you're going to live for tomorrow.More Ivan Goncharov quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A close, daily intimacy between two people has to be paid for: it requires a great deal of experience of life, logic, and warmth of heart on both sides to enjoy each other’s good qualities without being irritated by each other’s shortcomings and blaming each other for them.More Ivan Goncharov quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The trouble is that no devastating or redeeming fires have ever burnt in my life.... My life began by flickering out.More Ivan Goncharov quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is a trick among the dishonest to offer sacrifices that are not needed, or not possible, to avoid making those that are required.More Ivan Goncharov quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

Quotes of the month

Michael Jackson Escapism and wonder is influence. It makes you feel good, and that allows you to do things. You just keep on moving ahead, and you say, 'God, is this wonderful - do I appreciate it.' [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Golda Meir I don't know why you use a fancy French word like detente when there's a good English phrase for it - cold war. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Jack Canfield My definition of success is "the fulfillment of your soul's purpose." [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


David Hare Never take advice from anyone with no investment in the outcome. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Jonathan Swift If a man would register all his opinions upon love, politics, religion, learning etc., beginning from his youth, and so go to old age, what a bundle of inconsistencies and contradictions would appear at last. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More