Born on the 26th of May 1799 in Moscow, Alexander Pushkin was a Russian poet, novelist, and playwright. He published romance novels and poems and is considered the founder of modern Russian literature. This is a compilation of quotes from Alexander Pushkin, but let’s get to know him a little more.
Pushkin was boring into a noble family and grew up around the Emperor’s court. At the age of 15, he produced his first poem. After studying Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum, however, after reciting a political poem titled “Ode to Liberty”. Because of this, he was exiled by Tsar Alexander I from the capital and sent to the south of Russia and eventually Crimea in 1920.
Pushkin was a big fan of French literature and specifically idolised Voltaire. His most famous work is “I Loved You”, “The Bronze Horseman”, “Ruslan and Ludmila”, “Poltava”, and “The Gypsies” to name a few.
He married Natalia Goncharova, who also came from a noble family and was very popular in the court. They married in 1931, the marriage allowed Pushkin to return to Moscow without facing any prosecution.
COLLECTION OF QUOTES FROM ALEXANDER PUSHKIN
Enjoy these quotes from Alexander Pushkin about love, life, politics, and more. Check out these book poems by him.
“A man who’s active and incisive can yet keep nail-care much in mind: why fight what’s known to be decisive? Custom is despot of mankind.”
“With womankind, the less we love them, the easier they become to charm.”
“Moral maxims are surprisingly useful on occasions when we can invent little else to justify our actions.”
“Somewhere between obsession and compulsion is impulse.”
“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.”
“The less we show our love to a woman, or please her less, and neglect our duty, the more we trap and ruin her surely in the flattering toils of philandery.”
“Ecstasy is a glassful of tea and a piece of sugar in the mouth.”
“Inspiration is needed in geometry, just as much as in poetry.”
“I want to understand you, I study your obscure language.”
“My whole life has been pledged to this meeting with you…”
Alexander Pushkin died from a duel. Which happened due to a rumour that his wife was having an affair with Georges d’Anthes. Who married Natalia Goncharova’s sister as proof that the affair does not exist.
However, the marriage did nothing and Georges still pursued Natalia. Pushkin saw that the only way to resolve this is by a duel. Alexander Pushkin died of a bullet wound that enter his hip and through his abdomen.