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    and a fact is the most stubborn thing in the world.
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    tags: world  facts 
     
    He who never hurries is always on time.
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    tags: time 
     
    Manuscripts don't burn.
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    The tongue can conceal the truth, but the eyes never! You're asked an unexpected question, you don't even flinch, it takes just a second to get yourself under control, you know just what you have to say to hide the truth, and you speak very convincingly, and nothing in your face twitches to give you away. But the truth, alas, has been disturbed by the question, and it rises up from the depths of your soul to flicker in your eyes and all is lost.
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    tags: truth  soul  control  lost  eyes  questions 
     
    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
    tags: men  women  job 
     
    The tongue may hide the truth but the eyes-never!
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    tags: truth 
     
    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
    In order to be in control, you have to have a definite plan for at least a reasonable period of time. So how, may I ask, can man be in control if he can't even draw up a plan for a ridiculously short period of time, say, a thousand years, and is, moreover, unable to ensure his own safety for even the next day?
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    tags: time  men  control  year 
     
    Most bad," the host concluded. "If you ask me, something sinister lurks in men who avoid wine, games, the company of lovely women, and dinnertime conversation. Such people are either gravely ill or secretly detest everyone around them.
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    tags: men  people  women  games  company 
     
    There is no greater misfortune in the world than the loss of reason.
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    tags: world  loss 
     
    But what can be done, the one who loves must share the fate of the who is loved.
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    tags: fate  shares 
     
    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
    tags: men 
     
    You should never ask anyone for anything. Never- and especially from those who are more powerful than yourself.
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    tags: powerful 
     
    Follow me, reader! Who told you that there is no true, faithful, eternal love in this world! May the liar's vile tongue be cut out! Follow me, my reader, and me alone, and I will show you such a love!
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    tags: alone  true  liar 
     
    Everything passes away-suffering,pain, blood, hunger,pestilence. 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
    tags: men  earth  star  eyes  blood 
     
    Everything will turn out right, the world is built on that.
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    tags: world  right 
     
    Cowardice is the most terrible of vices.
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    Is that vodka?" Margarita asked weakly. The cat jumped up in his seat with indignation. "I beg pardon, my queen," he rasped, "Would I ever allow myself to offer vodka to a lady? This is pure alcohol!
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    tags: cat 
     
    Kindness. The only possible method when dealing with a living creature. You'll get nowhere with an animal if you use terror, no matter what its level of development may be. That I have maintained, do maintain and always will maintain. People who think you can use terror are quite wrong. No, no, terror is useless, whatever its colour " white, red or even brown! Terror completely paralyses the nervous system.
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    But would you kindly ponder this question: What would your good do if evil didn't exist, and what would the earth look like if all the shadows disappeared? After all, shadows are cast by things and people. Here is the shadow of my sword. But shadows also come from trees and living beings. 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
    tags: evil  fantasy  people  living  earth 
     
    "We speak different languages, as usual," responded Woland, "but this does not change the things we speak about. Well?..."
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    tags: language 
     
    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
    tags: heart  sadness  gypsy 
     
    The procurator studied the new arrival with avid, and slightly fearful eyes. It was the kind of look one gives someone one has heard of and thought a lot about, and whom one is meeting for the first time.
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    tags: time  thoughts  eyes  meeting 
     
    You were right," said the Master impressed by the neatness of Korovyov's work, "when you said: no documents, no person. So that means I don't exist since I don't have any documents.
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    tags: people  work  master 
     
    For some reason, cats are usually addressed familiarly, though no cat has ever drunk bruderschaft with anyone.
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    tags: cat 
     
    Never ask for anything! Never for anything, and especially from those who are stronger than you. They'll make the offer themselves, and give everything themselves.
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    The darkness that had come in from the Mediterranean covered the city so detested by the procurator.
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    tags: darkness 
     
    Don't be afraid, Queen ... don't be afraid, Queen, the blood has long since gone into the earth. And where it was spilled, grapevines are already growing.
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    tags: earth  gone  blood  afraid 
     
    If it is true that cowardice is the most grave vice, then the dog, at least, is not guilty of it.
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    tags: true  dog 
     
    Nobody should be whipped. Remember that, once and for all. Neither man nor animal can be influenced by anything but suggestion.
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    tags: animals  men 
     
    Foreign visitors . . . how impressed you all are with foreign visitors! But they come in many different varieties.
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    You pronounced your words as if you don't acknowledge the shadows, or the evil either. Would you be so kind as to give a little thought to the question of what your good would be doing if evil did not exist, and how the earth would look if the shadows were to disappear from it?
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    Not causing trouble, not touching anything, fixing the primus.
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    There's only one degree of freshness - the first, which makes it also the last
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    just like a murderer jumps of nowhere in an ally, love jumped out in front of us and struck us both at once
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    But worse things were about to be found in the bedroom: on the jeweller's wife's ottoman, in a casual pose, sprawled a third party- namely, a black cat of uncanny size, with a glass of vodka in one paw and a fork, on which he had managed to spear a pickled mushroom, in the other. , The Master and Magarita
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    tags: master  cat  black 
     
    The most amazing combinations can result if you shuffle the pack enough.
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    No one's fate is of any interest to you except your own.
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    tags: fate 
     
    Azazello begged her not to worry, assuring her that he had seen not only naked women but also women with their skin flayed clean off
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
    tags: women  worries 
     
    Well, as everyone knows, once witchcraft gets started, there's no stopping it.
    — Mikhail Bulgakov
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