Nina Berberova

Nina Berberova

Russian writer, literary critic
even when nothing is happening, nothing stands still. ... I am not a rock, but a river; people deceive themselves by seeing me as a rock. Or is it I who deceive them and pretend that I am a rock when I am a river?More Nina Berberova quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It looks now as if everything has been profitable to me. And if the payment has sometimes been excessive, it was afer all the payment, for life, and there cannot be and is no excessive payment for life.More Nina Berberova quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I had learnt to seek intensity rather than happiness, not joys and prosperity but more of life, a concentrated sense of life, a strengthened feeling of existence, fullness and concentration of pulse, energy, growth, flowering, beyond the image of happiness or unhappiness.More Nina Berberova quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The idea came to me that I was, am, and will be, but perhaps will not become. This did not scare me. There was for me in being an intensity I did not feel in becoming.More Nina Berberova quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Paris is not a city, it is the image, the symbol of France, its today and yesterday, the reflection of its history, its geography and its hidden essence.More Nina Berberova quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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