"I come here to speak poetry. It will always be in the grass. It will also be necessary to bend down to hear it. It will always be too simple to be discussed in assemblies."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Boris Pasternak on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Boris Pasternak on Oscar Wilde
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."Boris Pasternak on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Boris Pasternak on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Boris Pasternak on Robert Frost
"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."