"Genius is a nuisance, and it is the duty of schools and colleges to abate it by setting genius-traps in its way."
"A man's ethical behaviour should be based effectively on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death."
"Man is born to live, not to prepare for life."
Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago