Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, 1799 - 1837
Oil on canvas by Vasily Tropinin (1827)
Born: 6 June 1799, Moscow, Russian Empire
Died: 10 February 1837, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
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- Aristocratic prejudices are suitable for you but not for me. I look at a finished poem of mine as a cobbler looks at a pair of boots: I sell for profit. permalink
letter to Prince Petr Vyazemsky (March 1823)
- Don't be sad, don't be angry, if life deceives you! Submit to your grief - your time for joy will come, believe me. permalink
- Ecstasy is a glassful of tea and a piece of sugar in the mouth. permalink
- I've lived to bury my desires,
And see my dreams corrode with rust;
Now all that's left are fruitless fires
That burn my empty heart to dust. permalink
- Never despise the translator. He's the mailman of human civilization. permalink
- 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. permalink
The Queen of Spades (1890)
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