Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.
More Quotes from Boris Pasternak:Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it.
Everything established, settled, everything to do with home and order and the common round, has crumbled into dust and been swept away in the general upheaval and reorganization of the whole of society.
Art always serves beauty, and beauty is the joy of possessing form, and form is the key to organic life since no living thing can exist without it.
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.
As for the men in power, they are so anxious to establish the myth of infallibility that they do their utmost to ignore truth.
As in an explosion, I would erupt with all the wonderful things I saw and understood in this world.
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Science has not solved problems, only shifted the points of problems.
Charles Henry Parkhurst
For my own part, I abandon the ethics of duty to the Hegelian critique with no regrets; it would appear to me, indeed, to have been correctly characterized by Hegel as an abstract thought, as a thought of understanding.
Governor, why wouldn't anyone want to say the Pledge of Allegiance, unless they detested their own country or were ignorant of its greatness?