(29 Jan 1890 - 30 May 1960)
Russian novelist and poet who was awarded the 1958 Nobel Prize in Literature for "for his important achievement both in contemporary lyrical poetry and in the field of the great Russian epic tradition," but was later caused by the authorities of his country to decline the prize.
Science Quotes by Boris Pasternak (1 quote)
What is laid down, ordered, factual, is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup.
— Boris Pasternak
As quoted, without source, in Philip J. Davis and Reuben Hersh, The Mathematical Experience (1981, 2012), xxv.