Man is what he reads.
Quote by Joseph Brodsky
Joseph Brodsky Quotes
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...
Who included me among the ranks of the human race?
Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.
Bad literature is a form of treason.
This is the generation whose first cry of life was the Hungarian uprising.
Twentieth-century Russian literature has produced nothing special except perhaps one novel and two stories by...
For the poet the credo or doctrine is not the point of arrival but is,...
The real history of consciousness starts with one's first lie.
For boredom speaks the language of time, and it is to teach you the most...
It would be enough for me to have the system of a jury of twelve...
A language is a more ancient and inevitable thing than any state.
Snobbery? But it's only a form of despair.
How delightful to find a friend in everyone.
For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.
The poetic notion of infinity is far greater than that which is sponsored by any...
It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything.
What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the...
Life - the way it really is - is a battle not between Bad and...
I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of...