"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."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Boris Pasternak on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Boris Pasternak on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Boris Pasternak on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Boris Pasternak on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Boris Pasternak on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"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."
"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."
"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."