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#1. My niece is - her name is Sasha, is currently learning Russian at Melbourne University and I look forward to the day when I can talk to her about Pushkin. - Author: Clive James
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#2. Tis time, my friend, 'tis time! For rest the heart is aching; Days follow days in flight, and every day is taking Fragments of being, while together you and I Make plans to live. Look, all is dust, and we shall die. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#3. What is renoun?more false than hope by dreams engendered. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#4. Thus heaven's gift to us is this:
That habit takes the place of bliss. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#5. Writing of Pushkin, Nabokov once observed quite accurately that his subject was the threefold formula of human life: the irretrievability of the past, the insatiability of the present, and the unforeseeability of the future. - Author: Brian Boyd
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#6. I am married and happy. My only wish is that nothing will change. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#7. Ballet is a dance executed by the human soul. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#8. Somewhere between obsession and compulsion is impulse. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#9. I taught myself Russian, which was very, very useful, especially for poetry and in fact if you can't read Pushkin in Russian, you're really missing something. - Author: Clive James
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#10. I gaze forward without fear. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#11. People are so like their first mother Eve: what they are given doesn't take their fancy. The serpent is forever enticing them to come to him, to the tree of mystery. They must have the forbidden fruit, or paradise will not be paradise for them. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#12. We still, alas, cannot forestall it-
This dreadful ailment's heavy toll;
The spleen is what the English call it,
We call it simply, Russian soul. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#13. The "laughter through tears of sorrow" that Pushkin noted elsewhere in his work is precisely laughter. The images it produces are too deeply ambiguous to bear any social message. - Author: Nikolai Gogol
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#14. I do not like Moscow life. You live here not as you want to live, but as old women want you to. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#15. A deception that elevates us is dearer than a host of low truths. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#16. In this, our age of infamy Man's choice is but to be A tyrant, traitor, prisoner: No other choice has he. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#17. Better the illusions that exalt us than ten thousand truths. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#18. I was not born to amuse the Tsars. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#19. The most important thing is spiritual labor...Books...You can wear the same suit for twenty years, two coats are enough for a lifetime, but you can't live without Pushkin or the complete works of Gorky. - Author: Svetlana Alexievich
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#20. To "seek inspiration" has always seemed to me a ridiculous and absurd fancy: inspiration cannot be sought out; it must find the poet. For - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#21. Play interests me very much," said Hermann: "but I am not in the position to sacrifice the necessary in the hope of winning the superfluous. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#22. He expressed unconditional agreement with the uselessness and absurdity of the word 'fatherland'; he agreed with the idea that religion was harmful;33 but he loudly and firmly asserted that boots were inferior to Pushkin,34 - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#23. It was hard and sour, but, as Poushkin said, the illusion which exalts us is dearer to us than ten thousand truths. I saw a happy man, one whose dearest dream had come true, who had attained his goal in life, who had got what he wanted, and was pleased with his destiny and with himself. - Author: Anton Chekhov
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#24. Habit is heaven's gift to us:
a substitute for happiness. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#25. My dreams, my dreams! What has become of their sweetness? What indeed has become of my youth? - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#26. Two fixed ideas can no more exist together in the moral world than two bodies can occupy one and the same place in the physical world. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#27. Sometimes, all company forsaking,
They settle to a game of chess
And, leaning on a table, guess
What move the other may be making,
And Lensky with a dreamy look,
Allows his pawn to take his rook. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#28. Sauvage, sad, silent,
as timid as the sylvan doe,
in her own family
she seemed a strangeling. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#29. I'm only writing this to show
That I stopped sinning long ago. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#30. Admittedly, his dinners consisted only of two or three courses, and were prepared by an ex-soldier, but the champagne flowed like water. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#31. As Pushkin put it: He had no itch to dig for glories deep in the dirt that time has laid. - Author: Haruki Murakami
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#32. It's a lucky man who leaves early from life's banquet, before he's drained to the dregs his goblet - full of wine; yes, it's a lucky man who has not read life's novel to the end, but has been wise enough to part with it abruptly - like me with my Onegin. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#33. My whole life has been pledged to this meeting with you ... - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#34. A man who's active and incisive can yet keep nail-care much in mind: why fight what's known to be decisive? custom is despot of mankind. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#35. Love passed, the Muse appeared, the weather
of mind got clarity new-found;
now free, I once more weave together
emotion, thought, and magic sound. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#36. I want to understand you,
I study your obscure language. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#37. For Russians, to whom Pushkin's poem 'Eugene Onegin' is sacred text, the ballet's story and personae are as familiar and filled with meaning as, for instance, 'Romeo' and 'Hamlet' are for us. Russians know whole stretches of it by heart, the way we know Shakespeare and Italians know Dante. - Author: Robert Gottlieb
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#38. Habit to us is given from above:
it is a substitute for happiness. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#39. TO MY MIND, PUSHKIN BEST SUMS UP THE SEASON: Lovely summer, how I could cherish you / If heat and dust and gnats and flies were banished. - Author: Paul Russell
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#40. Habit is Heaven's own redress:
it takes the place of happiness. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#41. [T]he reason why Shakespeare and Pushkin were great writers was because from the time when they were boys they stood like policemen over their thoughts and didn't allow one small insincerity to creep in. - Author: Michael D. O'Brien
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#42. Epression still kept guard on him, and chased after him like a shadow - or like a faithful wife. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#43. My goddesses! Where now? Forsaken?
Oh hearken to my call, I rue:
Are you the same? Have others taken
Your place without replacing you? - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#44. Thus people
so it seems to me
Become good friends from sheer ennui. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#45. With womankind, the less we love them, the easier they become to charm. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#46. For one can live in friendship
With verses and with cards, with Plato and with wine,
And hide beneath the gentle cover of our playful pranks
A noble heart and mind. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#47. Write for pleasure and publish for money. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#48. It's a lucky man, a very lucky man, who is committed to what he believes, who has stifled intellectual detachment and can relax in the luxury of his emotions - like a tipsy traveller resting for the night at wayside inn. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#49. Moscow ... how many strains are fusing in that one sound, for Russian hearts! what store of riches it imparts! - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#50. Please, never despise the translator. He's the mailman of human civilization. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#51. Ecstasy is a glass full of tea and a piece of sugar in the mouth.
[From: 19 Lessons On Tea] - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#52. It's now the British Muse's fables That lie on maidens' bedside tables And haunt their dreams. They worship now The Vampire with his pensive brow, - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#53. The less we show our love to a woman, Or please her less, and neglect our duty, The more we trap and ruin her surely In the flattering toils of philandery. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#54. Pushkin wrote Turkish poems and he was never in Turkey. - Author: Ilya Ilf
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#55. Whoever the priest is, he is called Father. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#56. It is better to have dreamed a thousand dreams that never were than never to have dreamed at all. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#57. Moral maxims are surprisingly useful on occasions when we can invent little else to justify our actions. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#58. Want of courage is the last thing to be pardoned by young men, who usually look upon bravery as the chief of all human virtues, and the excuse for every possible fault. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#59. He's happy now, he's almost sane. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#60. In alien lands I keep the body
Of ancient native rites and things:
I gladly free a little birdie
At celebration of the spring.
I'm now free for consolation,
And thankful to almighty Lord:
At least, to one of his creations
I've given freedom in this world! - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#61. Enough! Clear-souled and far from wasted,
I start upon an untrod way
To take my rest from yesterday. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#62. From an evil dog be glad of a handful of hairs. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#63. I am not in the position to sacrifice the essentials of life in the hope of acquiring the luxuries. -Pushkin - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#64. He who has lived and thought can't help
despising people in his soul;
him who has felt disturbs
the ghost of irrecoverable days;
for him there are no more enchantments;
him does the snake of memories,
him does repentance bite. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#65. Sad that our finest aspiration
Our freshest dreams and meditations,
In swift succession should decay,
Like Autumn leaves that rot away. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#66. Fearing no insult, asking for no crown, receive with indifference both flattery and slander, and do not argue with a fool. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#67. Tell him that riches will not procure for you a single moment of happiness. Luxury consoles poverty alone, and at that only for a short time, until one becomes accustomed to it. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#68. He filled a shelf with a small army of books and read and read; but none of it made sense.. They were all subject to various cramping limitations: those of the past were outdated, and those of the present were obsessed with the past. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#69. Actually on the point of tears, though I knew perfectly well at that moment that all this was out of Pushkin's Silvio and Lermontov's Masquerade. - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#70. I love a friendly chat and a friendly glass of wine during the evening - the time they call, for some accountable reason, 'between dog and wolf'. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#71. Light-minded society mercilessly persecutes in reality what it allows in theory - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#72. Young man! If my notes should fall into your hands, remember that the best and most enduring changes are those which stem from an improvement in moral behaviour, without any violent upheaval. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#73. We live without power of law, like flocks of ravens
they come and sweep over the land. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#74. As long as there is one heart on Earth where I still live, my memory will not die. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#75. Moral commonplaces are amazingly useful when we can find little in ourselves with which to justify our actions. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#76. God save us from seeing a Russian revolt, senseless and merciless. Those who plot impossible upheavals among us, are either young and do not know our people, or are hard-hearted men who do not care a straw either about their own lives or those of others. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#77. Ever peaceful be you slumber
Though your days were few in number
On this earth-spite took its toll-
Yet shall heaven have your soul
With pure love we did regard you
For your loved one did we guard you
But you came not to the groom
Only to a chill dark tomb - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#78. We've got to have forbidden fruit, Or Eden's joys for us are moot. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#79. To love all ages yield surrender;
But to the young it's raptures bring
A blessing bountiful and tender-
As storms refresh the fields of spring. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#80. Thank you, darling, for learning to play chess. It is an absolute necessity for any well organized family. (in a letter to his wife) - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#81. But whom to love?
To trust and treasure?
Who won't betray us in the end?
And who'll be kind enough to measure
Our words and deeds as we intend? - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#82. Dearer to me than a host of base truths is the illusion that exalts. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#83. But flaming youth in all it's madness
Keeps nothing of its heart concealed:
It's loves and hates, its joys and sadness,
Are babbled out and soon revealed. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#84. Mistress-like, its brilliance vain, highly capricious and inane ... - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#85. Fickle as water,
our life is as dreamlike as smoke
- at our expense,
fate's private joke.
-The Bronze Horseman - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#86. The less we love her when we woo her,
The more we draw a woman in, - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#87. Unrequited love is not an affront to man but raises him. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#88. Try to be forgotten. Go live in the country. Stay in mourning for two years, then remarry, but choose somebody decent. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#89. If you but knew the flames that burn in me which I attempt to beat down with my reason. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#90. Such a beginning presaged nothing good. However, I lost neither courage nor hope. I turned to the consolation of all those in distress, and for the first time tasted the sweetness of prayer, poured forth from a pure but riven heart. I fell asleep serenely, unworried as to what was to become of me. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#91. Don't be sad, don't be angry, if life deceives you! Submit to your grief - your time for joy will come, believe me. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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