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Joseph Brodsky – 9 Quotes

 

9 Quotes by Joseph Brodsky

 

For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.

– Joseph Brodsky


What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the ugliness.

– Joseph Brodsky


I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of the soul when a man who looks at himself is so ashamed that he tries to make some sort of change – within himself, not on the outside.

– Joseph Brodsky


It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything.

– Joseph Brodsky


Man is what he reads.

– Joseph Brodsky


Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.

– Joseph Brodsky


The real history of consciousness starts with one’s first lie.

– Joseph Brodsky


Poetry is rather an approach to things, to life, than it is typographical production.

– Joseph Brodsky


After all, it is hard to master both life and work equally well. So if you are bound to fake one of them, it had better be life.

– Joseph Brodsky