Top 945 Quotes & Sayings by Russian Authors

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Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.
Having your hands up doesn't stop you from getting knocked out and there are a lot of advantages to having your hands down. It's also more exciting because it looks very impressive from the fans' perspective, which is a big factor in the entertainment business.
Time move forward, and time move quick. So you just have to enjoy every second, every moment. — © Alexander Ovechkin
Time move forward, and time move quick. So you just have to enjoy every second, every moment.
I was an immigrant when I came, and one of my biggest things was I really wanted to fit in. I didn't want to be, 'Oh, look at that guy;' I wanted to be part of the crowd. Which is a weird thing, because the more successful I got, the more out of the crowd I became.
It's easy to impress me. I don't need a fancy party to be happy. Just good friends, good food, and good laughs. I'm happy. I'm satisfied. I'm content.
Autocratic power requires the degradation of moral authority - not the capture of moral high ground.
We have absolutely no intention of, or interest in, crossing Ukraine's borders.
Problems in our country haven't been caused by Donald Trump, America and its ambitions or CIA spies. Our problems are rooted in a bad government system, the lack of free elections, independent courts and freedom of speech.
Privacy is not for sale, and human rights should not be compromised out of fear or greed.
The disgusting truth is that some of the less-educated families in the Caucasus hate and despise Russians simply because they are Russian, just as some less-educated Russian families feel the same way about people from the Caucasus.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
I've had good times and bad times. That's me. That's how I am.
I have had an interest in art since childhood. I loved to draw as a child and still do. — © Dasha Zhukova
I have had an interest in art since childhood. I loved to draw as a child and still do.
Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.
If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.
A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.
A fighter, a real strong fighter, should always look dignified and calm, and I believe that any expression of aggression is an expression of weakness. A strong person will not be nervous and will not express aggression towards his opponent. He will be confident in his abilities and his training; then he will face the fight calm and balanced.
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
Advanced nation-states are now using cyber power for unrestricted economic warfare and national security-motivated espionage, as well as a force multiplier and signaling instrument in conflicts.
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
There is huge demand for artificial intelligence technologies.
The passion for destruction is also a creative passion.
In Russia we only had two TV channels. Channel One was propaganda. Channel Two consisted of a KGB officer telling you: Turn back at once to Channel One.
I'm just feeling that... would I be more nervous having a boy? 100 percent. Because American culture and sports is massive.
In contrast, fear societies are societies in which dissent is banned.
I'm like a menu at an expensive restaurant; you can look at me, but you can't afford me.
You should not starve yourself with stupid diets, which I don't believe in anyway.
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers.
Hey sky, take off your hat, I'm on my way!
I don't very much distinguish when I'm working. I do what I like to do: the time changes and my activity changes.
The industrial revolution allowed us, for the first time, to start replacing human labour with machines.
If I just produce the transparent ideal accepted by the Western experts, a process of privatization which will be very good but never happen, that means nothing.
The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music they should be taught to love it instead.
I am convinced, the way one plays chess always reflects the player's personality. If something defines his character, then it will also define his way of playing.
Putin needs strong moves to keep the country as one. There is some criticism that he is centralizing power, but in Russia, if you don't centralize power, you have the risk of losing the country.
The ability to have a choice in what you do is a privilege.
Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up. Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare!
If you are ambitious you can have a moment of glory but it will most likely be temporary. But talent always finds its way out. — © Natalia Vodianova
If you are ambitious you can have a moment of glory but it will most likely be temporary. But talent always finds its way out.
I am not ready to back away from my views.
We must force the government to stop the bird migration. We must shoot all birds, field all our men and troops... and force migratory birds to stay where they are.
I don't fight for the money. I fight for my legacy. I fight for history. I fight for my people.
I pay a lot of attention to composition in my art, and I will often shift myself or change a pose according to the golden triangle rule of photography composition.
Those who play badminton well take decisions quickly.
Everyone has the right to be stupid on occasion, but Comrade Macdonald abuses the privilege.
Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.
You can't imagine how stupid the whole world has grown nowadays.
Every man must have the right fearlessly to think independently and express his opinion about what he knows, what he has personally thought about and experienced, and not merely to express with slightly different variations the opinion which has been inculcated in him.
You can build a throne with bayonets, but you can't sit on it for long. — © Boris Yeltsin
You can build a throne with bayonets, but you can't sit on it for long.
Remember before nineteen seventy two Olympic Games I was total skinny, I was small, very strong, they may be don't like to see a gymnastics like that. I don't know but, gymnastics, might. Nineteen seventy two supposed to be change somewhere.
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
Don't become a mere recorder of facts, but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin.
You make something, and you really have fun with it, and you try to put emotion in it, and at the end of the day, you have no idea how the tide is going to fall. You don't know if everyone's going to like it, if everyone's going to hate it, if it's going to be like you're a media darling, or all of a sudden you're a sellout. You have no idea.
Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us.
When you play Bobby, it is not a question if you win or lose. It is a question if you survive.
The most important thing is not to be dogmatic but flexible and consistent.
I made it to protect the motherland.
A creative element is surely present in all great systems, and it does not seem possible that all sympathy or fundamental attitudes of will can be entirely eliminated from any human philosophy.
It's a hard life... but if I could, I would do it all again.
Time sometimes flies like a bird, sometimes crawls like a snail; but a man is happiest when he does not even notice whether it passes swiftly or slowly.
I live on a plane. I like to visit London. If I had to think where I could live if not Moscow, London would be my first choice, and second would be New York. In Moscow I feel most comfortable. I'm used to four different seasons; it's difficult for people in London to understand. People brought up in Russia like my kids want to play in the snow.
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