Every individual ought to know at least one poet from cover to cover: if not as a guide through the world, then as a yardstick for the language.
Quote by Joseph Brodsky
Joseph Brodsky Quotes
Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.
It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything.
No matter under what circumstances you leave it, home does not cease to be home....
For the poet the credo or doctrine is not the point of arrival but is,...
The real history of consciousness starts with one's first lie.
For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.
The poetic notion of infinity is far greater than that which is sponsored by any...
Life is a game with many rules but no referee. One learns how to play...
Who included me among the ranks of the human race?
Life, the way it really is, is a battle not between Bad and Good but...
Poetry is rather an approach to things, to life, than it is typographical production.
Man is what he reads.
After all, it is hard to master both life and work equally well. So if...
Bad literature is a form of treason.
For boredom speaks the language of time, and it is to teach you the most...
What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the...
It would be enough for me to have the system of a jury of twelve...
This is the generation whose first cry of life was the Hungarian uprising.
How delightful to find a friend in everyone.
A language is a more ancient and inevitable thing than any state.