For the poet the credo or doctrine is not the point of arrival but is, on the contrary, the point of departure for the metaphysical journey.
Quote by Joseph Brodsky
Joseph Brodsky Quotes
A language is a more ancient and inevitable thing than any state.
I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of...
Snobbery? But it's only a form of despair.
The poetic notion of infinity is far greater than that which is sponsored by any...
How delightful to find a friend in everyone.
Bad literature is a form of treason.
After all, it is hard to master both life and work equally well. So if...
Life - the way it really is - is a battle not between Bad and...
Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.
For boredom speaks the language of time, and it is to teach you the most...
No matter under what circumstances you leave it, home does not cease to be home....
For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.
Life, the way it really is, is a battle not between Bad and Good but...
What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the...
The real history of consciousness starts with one's first lie.
Man is what he reads.
It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything.
Poetry is rather an approach to things, to life, than it is typographical production.
Every individual ought to know at least one poet from cover to cover: if not...
Life is a game with many rules but no referee. One learns how to play...