For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.
Quote by Joseph Brodsky
Joseph Brodsky Quotes
Man is what he reads.
For boredom speaks the language of time, and it is to teach you the most...
For the poet the credo or doctrine is not the point of arrival but is,...
Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.
Life, the way it really is, is a battle not between Bad and Good but...
How delightful to find a friend in everyone.
What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the...
Who included me among the ranks of the human race?
A language is a more ancient and inevitable thing than any state.
Life is a game with many rules but no referee. One learns how to play...
The poetic notion of infinity is far greater than that which is sponsored by any...
Twentieth-century Russian literature has produced nothing special except perhaps one novel and two stories by...
The real history of consciousness starts with one's first lie.
This is the generation whose first cry of life was the Hungarian uprising.
No matter under what circumstances you leave it, home does not cease to be home....
I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of...
After all, it is hard to master both life and work equally well. So if...
Bad literature is a form of treason.
Poetry is rather an approach to things, to life, than it is typographical production.
It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything.