For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.
Quote by Joseph Brodsky
Joseph Brodsky Quotes
Life, the way it really is, is a battle not between Bad and Good but...
The real history of consciousness starts with one's first lie.
Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.
No matter under what circumstances you leave it, home does not cease to be home....
For boredom speaks the language of time, and it is to teach you the most...
Poetry is rather an approach to things, to life, than it is typographical production.
Bad literature is a form of treason.
A language is a more ancient and inevitable thing than any state.
It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything.
I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of...
Every individual ought to know at least one poet from cover to cover: if not...
Life - the way it really is - is a battle not between Bad and...
This is the generation whose first cry of life was the Hungarian uprising.
Snobbery? But it's only a form of despair.
It would be enough for me to have the system of a jury of twelve...
After all, it is hard to master both life and work equally well. So if...
Man is what he reads.
Twentieth-century Russian literature has produced nothing special except perhaps one novel and two stories by...
When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human...
Folks don't like to have somebody around knowing more than they do.