"Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Boris Pasternak on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Boris Pasternak on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Boris Pasternak on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Boris Pasternak on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Boris Pasternak on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"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."
"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."