Boris Pasternak

Boris Pasternak

One of the best poets of the XX century
As far as modern writing is concerned, it is rarely rewarding to translate it, although it might be easy. Translation is very much like copying paintings.More Boris Pasternak quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Boris Pasternak quotes [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Departure beyond the borders of my country is for me equivalent to death.More Boris Pasternak quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No single man makes history. History cannot be seen, just as one cannot see grass growing. Wars and revolutions, kings and Robespierres, are history's organic agents, its yeast. But revolutions are made by fanatical men of action with one-track mind, geniuses in their ability to confine themselves to a limited field. They overturn the old order in a few hours or days, the whole upheaval takes a few weeks or at most years, but the fanatical spirit that inspired the upheavals is worshiped for decades thereafter, for centMore Boris Pasternak quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think that if the beast who sleeps in man could be held down by threats of any kind, whether of jail or retribution, then the highest emblem of humanity would be the lion tamer, not the prophet who sacrificed himself.... What for centuries raised man above the beast is not the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth.More Boris Pasternak quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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