"Art has two constant, two unending concerns: It always meditates on death and thus always creates life. All great, genuine art resembles and continues the Revelation of St John."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Boris Pasternak on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Boris Pasternak on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Boris Pasternak on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Boris Pasternak on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Boris Pasternak on Helen Keller
"At the moment of childbirth, every woman has the same aura of isolation, as though she were abandoned, alone."
"Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it."
"Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary."
"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."
"You fall into my arms. You are the good gift of destruction's path, When life sickens more than disease. And boldness is the root of beauty. Which draws us together."