"Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it."
"More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse."Boris Pasternak on Doug Larson
"We are not the same persons this year as last nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person."Boris Pasternak on W. Somerset Maugham
"There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage."Boris Pasternak on Martin Luther
"Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness."Boris Pasternak on Benjamin Franklin
"Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open."Boris Pasternak on George Bernard Shaw
"At the moment of childbirth, every woman has the same aura of isolation, as though she were abandoned, alone."
"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."
"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."