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Quotations from Doctor Zhivago

Doctor Zhivago is a 1965 romantic-war drama about a Russian doctor/poet that falls in love with a political activist's wife even though he, himself, is married. The married woman is also the inspiration to all his poetry. The story is narrated by Zhivago's half brother. Directed by David Lean. Starring Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, and Geraldine Chaplin.

Doctor Zhivago is a fantastic film based on the novel by Boris Pasternak. Read some quotes from the movie below.


Gen. Yevgraf Zhivago: How did you come to be lost?
Pasha: They rode them down, Lara. Women and children, begging for bread. There will be no more 'peaceful' demonstrations.
Lara: Wouldn't it have been lovely if we'd met before?
Zhivago: Before we did? Yes.
Lara: We'd have got married, had a house and children. If we'd had children, Yuri, would you like a boy or girl?
Zhivago: I think we may go mad if we think about all that.
Lara: I shall always think about it.
Zhivago: You lay life on a table and cut out all the tumors of injustice. Marvelous.
Komarovski: Who are you to refuse my sugar? Who are you to refuse me anything?
Komarovski: Yuri Andreiivich, you've changed. Larisa - remarkably the same.
Komarovski: There are two kinds of men and only two. And that young man is one kind. He is high-minded. He is pure. He's the kind of man the world pretends to look up to, and in fact despises. He is the kind of man who breeds unhappiness, particularly in women. Do you understand?
Pasha: I used to admire your poetry.
Zhivago: Thank you.
Pasha: I shouldn't admire it now. I should find it absurdly personal. Don't you agree? Feelings, insights, affections... it's suddenly trivial now. You don't agree; you're wrong. The personal life is dead in Russia. History has killed it. I can see why you might hate me.
Zhivago: I hate everything you say, but not enough to kill you for it.
Gromeko: What I want to know is how we're going to stay alive this winter.
Liberius: Comrade Doctor, I need a medical officer.
Zhivago: I'm sorry, I have a wife and child in Varykino.
Razin, Liberius' Lieutenant: ...and a mistress in Yuriatin.
Liberius: [laughs] Comrade Medical Officer, we are Red partisans, and we SHOOT deserters!
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