Quotation by Boris Pasternak

No deep and strong feeling, such as we may come across here and there in the world, is unmixed with compassion. The more we love, the more the object of our love seems to us to be a victim.
Boris Pasternak (1890–1960), Russian poet, novelist, translator. Doctor Zhivago, ch. 12, sct. 7 (1957).
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