Boris Pasternak - From the Art category:
Art is unthinkable without risk and spiritual self-sacrifice. (Boris Pasternak)
Boris Pasternak - From the Failure category:
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. (Boris Pasternak)
Boris Pasternak - From the Rewards category:
-in a telegram reversing his acceptance of Nobel Prize after criticism by Soviets...
In view of the meaning given to this honor in the community to which I belong, I should abstain from the undeserved prize that has been awarded to me. Do not meet my voluntary refusal with ill will. (Boris Pasternak)