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Boris Pasternak
(1890-1960) born on
Feb 10
Russian novelist, poet. His novel "Doctor Zhivago" helped win him the Nobel Prize for Literature, 1958 but aroused so much opposition at home that he declined the honor.
The whole of life is symbolic because the whole of it has meaning.

That's metaphysics, my dear fellow. It's forbidden me by my doctor, my stomach won't take it.
As in an explosion, I would erupt with all the wonderful things I saw and understood in this world.
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.
Immensely grateful, touched, proud, astonished, abashed.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: Ivan Ivanovich, in Doctor Zhivago, ch. 1, sct. 5 (1957).
A: On planning the novel that became "Doctor Zhivago," recalled on his death 30 May 60
N: Zhivago, in Doctor Zhivago, ch. 13, sct. 12 (1957).
K: Telegram accepting Nobel Prize, NY "Mirror," 26 Oct 58

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