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
Snobbery? But it's only a form of despair.
Life is a game with many rules but no referee. One learns how to play...
Life, the way it really is, is a battle not between Bad and Good but...
How delightful to find a friend in everyone.
I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of...
The poetic notion of infinity is far greater than that which is sponsored by any...
Bad literature is a form of treason.
After all, it is hard to master both life and work equally well. So if...
It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything.
Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.
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....
For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.
The real history of consciousness starts with one's first lie.
Twentieth-century Russian literature has produced nothing special except perhaps one novel and two stories by...
Who included me among the ranks of the human race?
Poetry is rather an approach to things, to life, than it is typographical production.
A language is a more ancient and inevitable thing than any state.
Life - the way it really is - is a battle not between Bad and...
Man is what he reads.