Life - the way it really is - is a battle not between Bad and Good but between Bad and Worse.
Quote by Joseph Brodsky
Joseph Brodsky Quotes
For the poet the credo or doctrine is not the point of arrival but is,...
Poetry is rather an approach to things, to life, than it is typographical production.
It would be enough for me to have the system of a jury of twelve...
The real history of consciousness starts with one's first lie.
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...
Snobbery? But it's only a form of despair.
Life, the way it really is, is a battle not between Bad and Good but...
This is the generation whose first cry of life was the Hungarian uprising.
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...
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....
Bad literature is a form of treason.
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...
For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.
A language is a more ancient and inevitable thing than any state.
Who included me among the ranks of the human race?