The real history of consciousness starts with one's first lie.
Quote by Joseph Brodsky
Joseph Brodsky Quotes
A language is a more ancient and inevitable thing than any state.
Man is what he reads.
Bad literature is a form of treason.
How delightful to find a friend in everyone.
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.
It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything.
Life is a game with many rules but no referee. One learns how to play...
Snobbery? But it's only a form of despair.
This is the generation whose first cry of life was the Hungarian uprising.
For boredom speaks the language of time, and it is to teach you the most...
Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.
Who included me among the ranks of the human race?
Poetry is rather an approach to things, to life, than it is typographical production.
What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the...
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,...
I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of...
Every individual ought to know at least one poet from cover to cover: if not...
Life - the way it really is - is a battle not between Bad and...