Who included me among the ranks of the human race?
Quote by Joseph Brodsky
Joseph Brodsky Quotes
For the poet the credo or doctrine is not the point of arrival but is,...
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 Good but...
Life is a game with many rules but no referee. One learns how to play...
Bad literature is a form of treason.
This is the generation whose first cry of life was the Hungarian uprising.
I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of...
For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.
Snobbery? But it's only a form of despair.
It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything.
Man is what he reads.
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.
Twentieth-century Russian literature has produced nothing special except perhaps one novel and two stories by...
It would be enough for me to have the system of a jury of twelve...
How delightful to find a friend in everyone.
Every individual ought to know at least one poet from cover to cover: if not...
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.