For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.
Quote by Joseph Brodsky
Joseph Brodsky Quotes
How delightful to find a friend in everyone.
For the poet the credo or doctrine is not the point of arrival but is,...
I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of...
Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.
The real history of consciousness starts with one's first lie.
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...
Snobbery? But it's only a form of despair.
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.
It would be enough for me to have the system of a jury of twelve...
The poetic notion of infinity is far greater than that which is sponsored by any...
Every individual ought to know at least one poet from cover to cover: if not...
No matter under what circumstances you leave it, home does not cease to be home....
Twentieth-century Russian literature has produced nothing special except perhaps one novel and two stories by...
Life is a game with many rules but no referee. One learns how to play...
What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the...
This is the generation whose first cry of life was the Hungarian uprising.
Man is what he reads.
Bad literature is a form of treason.