Inspirational Mikhail Bulgakov Quotes

Mikhail Bulgakov (15 May 1891 – 10 March 1940) was a Russian writer, physician and playwright active in the first half of the 20th century. Below is a list of Inspirational Mikhail Bulgakov Quotes.

He is best known for his novel The Master and Margarita, published posthumously, which has been called one of the masterpieces of the 20th century.

Mikhail Bulgakov Quotes
Mikhail Bulgakov Quotes

Mikhail Bulgakov Quotes

“Everything will turn out right, the world is built on that.”
― Mikhail Bulgakov

“The tongue may hide the truth but the eyes—never!”
― Mikhail Bulgakov

“There is no greater misfortune in the world than the loss of reason.”
― Mikhail Bulgakov

“I suppose that in no educational institution can one become an educated person.”
― Mikhail Bulgakov

“No one’s fate is of any interest to you except your own.”
Mikhail Bulgakov

“Do you want to strip the earth of all trees and living things just because
of your fantasy of enjoying naked light? You’re stupid.”
― Mikhail Bulgakov

“One can find time for everything if one is never in a hurry.”
― Mikhail Bulgakov

“Cowardice is the most terrible of vices.”
― Mikhail Bulgakov

“Remove the document—and you remove the man.”
― Mikhail Bulgakov

“You should never ask anyone for anything. Never- and especially from those who are more powerful than yourself.”
Mikhail Bulgakov quotes

“Nobody should be whipped. Remember that, once and for all. Neither man nor animal can be influenced by anything but suggestion.”
― Mikhail Bulgakov

“Yes, man is mortal, but that would be only half the trouble. The worst of it is that he’s sometimes unexpectedly mortal—there’s the trick!”
― Mikhail Bulgakov

“What would your good do if evil didn’t exist, and what would the earth look like if all the shadows disappeared?”
― Mikhail Bulgakov

“What would your good be doing if there were no evil, and what would the earth look like if shadows disappeared from it? After all, shadows are cast by objects and people.”
― Mikhail Bulgakov

“Everything passes away – suffering, pain, blood, hunger, pestilence.”
― Mikhail Bulgakov

“A fact is the most stubborn thing in the world.”
― Mikhail Bulgakov

“Why try to pursue what is completed?”
― Mikhail Bulgakov

“The sword will pass away too, but the stars will remain when the shadows of our presence and our deeds have vanished from the Earth. There is no man who does not know that. Why, then, will we not turn our eyes toward the stars? Why?”
― Mikhail Bulgakov

“There is the shadow of my sword. But there are also shadows of trees and living creatures. Would you like to denude the earth of all the trees and all the living beings in order to satisfy your fantasy of rejoicing in the naked light?”
― Mikhail Bulgakov

“But what can be done, the one who loves must share the fate of the one he loves.”
― Mikhail Bulgakov

“Punch a man on the nose, kick an old man downstairs, shoot somebody or any old thing like that, that’s my job. But argue with women in love—no thank you!”
― Mikhail Bulgakov

“Once upon a time there was a lady. She had no children, and no happiness either. And at first she cried for a long time, but then she became wicked.”
― Mikhail Bulgakov

“Who told you that there is no true, faithful, eternal love in this world! May the liar’s vile tongue be cut out!”
Mikhail Bulgakov quotes

“Not fooling around, not bothering nobody, just sitting here mending the Primus,” said the cat with a hostile frown, “and, moreover, I consider it my duty to warn you that the cat is an ancient, inviolable animal.”
― Mikhail Bulgakov

“Kindness. The only possible method when dealing with a living creature.”
― Mikhail Bulgakov

“In the first few seconds an aching sadness wrenched his heart, but it soon gave way to a feeling of sweet disquiet, the excitement of gypsy wanderlust.”
― Mikhail Bulgakov

“The most amazing combinations can result if you shuffle the pack enough.”
― Mikhail Bulgakov

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  1. Thank you for a set of quotes from THE Russian novel of the 20th century written by my favorite author (the last translation into English is the best).

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