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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.
Man is born to live and not to prepare to live.

Art is unthinkable without risk and spiritual self-sacrifice.
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.
What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup.
I think that if the beast who sleeps in man could be held down by threats of any kind, whether of jail or retribution, then the highest emblem of humanity would be the lion tamer, not the prophet who sacrified himself.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Doctor Zhivago
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: Doctor Zhivago
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: On the central theme of "Doctor Zhivago," recalled on his death 30 May 60

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