Boris Pasternak Quotes

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Fear has the largest eyes of all.

fear

Art is interested in life at the moment when the ray of power is passing through it.
— Boris Pasternak

power

In life it is more necessary to lose than to gain.  A seed will only germinate if it dies.

losing

The writer is the Faust of modern society, the only surviving individualist in a mass age.  To his orthodox contemporaries, he seems a semi-madman.

writers

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.

losing our way

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, if you grovel before what you dislike and rejoice at what brings you nothing but misfortune.