„And so it turned out that only a life similar to the life of those around us, merging with it without a ripple, is genuine life, and that an unshared happiness is not happiness…“

—  Borís Pasternak, book Doctor Zhivago

И вот оказалось, что только жизнь, похожая на жизнь окружающих и среди нее бесследно тонущая, есть жизнь настоящая, что счастье обособленное не есть счастье...
As quoted in The Reporter, Volume 19, 1958
Doctor Zhivago (1957)

„My own heart would have concealed it from me, for failure to love is almost like murder and I would have been incapable of inflicting such a blow on anyone.“

—  Borís Pasternak, book Doctor Zhivago

Мое собственное сердце скрыло бы это от меня, потому что нелюбовь почти как убийство, и я никому не в силах была бы нанести этого удара.
Doctor Zhivago (1957)

„What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup.“

—  Borís Pasternak

As quoted in Bridges to Infinity : The Human Side of Mathematics (1983) by Michael Guillen

„They don’t ask much of you. They only want you to hate the things you love and to love the things you despise.“

—  Borís Pasternak

On Soviet bureaucrats, in LIFE magazine (13 June 1960)

„Snow, snow over the whole land
across all boundaries.
The candle burned on the table,
the candle burned.“

—  Borís Pasternak, book Doctor Zhivago

As translated by Richard McKane (1985)
Doctor Zhivago (1957)

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