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Joseph Brodsky Quotes

Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is - Funny Quotes
A true friend is someone who accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future - Friend Quotes
Men go shopping to buy what they need. Women go shopping to find out what they want - Funny Quotes
If cats could talk, they wouldn't - Cat Quotes
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary - Work Quotes
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results - Albert Einstein Quotes
What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs - Dog Quotes
Dogs teach us a lot of things but none more important than to love unconditionally - Dog Quotes
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In poetic thought, the role of the subconscious is played by euphony  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) I’m a bad Jew, a bad Russian, a bad everything  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) If I can get somewhere, I’m all right. If not, I’m miserable  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) Every life has a file, if you will  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) I got caught up in the proletariat the way Marx describes it  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) In the West you have every opportunity for civilization to triumph  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) I don’t have principles. I have nerves  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) After having exhausted all the arguments on behalf of evil, one utters the creed’s dictums with nostalgia rather than with fervor.  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) I’m not trying to be ridiculous or funny, but it was rather pleasant to find yourself in isolation, in solitary  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) I am quite prepared to die here [in NY]. It doesn’t matter at all. I don’t know better places, or perhaps if I do I am not prepared to make a move  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) What’s happening in Russia is devoid of autobiographical interest for me. Maybe it’s egocentric. Whatever it is, feel free to use it  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) I don’t believe in that country any longer. I’m not interested. I’m writing in the language, and I like the language  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) My poems getting published in Russia doesn’t make me feel in any fashion, to tell you the truth. I’m not trying to be coy, but it doesn’t tickle my ego  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) I am losing my Soviet citizenship, I do not cease to be a Russian poet. I believe that I will return. Poets always return in flesh or on paper  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) As to the state, from my point of view, the measure of a writer’s patriotism is not oaths from a high platform, but how he writes in the language of the people among whom he lives  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) If they had wanted to punish me, they should have kept me in a communal apartment. Then I would have become a wreck  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) I’m 100 percent Jewish by blood, but by education I’m nothing. By affiliation I’m nothing  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) I’m neither Catholic not Protestant. Protestant sounds good but I don’t think I am  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) ...in the business of writing what one accumulates is not expertise but uncertainties. Which is but another name for craft.  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) Robert Frost’s triumph was not being at John Kennedy’s inauguration ceremony, but the day when he put the last period on West-Running Brook.  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) A man should know about himself two or three things: whether he is a coward; whether he is an honest man or given to lies; whether he is an ambitious man. One should define oneself first of all in those terms, and only then in terms of culture, race, creed  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) The delirium and horror of the East. The dusty catastrophe of Asia. Green only on the banner of the Prophet. Nothing grows here except mustaches  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) No matter under what circumstances you leave it, home does not cease to be home. No matter how you lived there - well or poorly  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) If one’s fated to be born in Caesar’s Empire, let him live aloof, provincial, by the seashore  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) I don’t want to dive into that mud slide, which is what I consider the literary process  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) The government, the state, they’re just objects of jokes rather than serious consideration. I can’t possibly take them seriously  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) I grew up in the sort of cultural milieu that always regarded conversations about the political discourse as tremendously low-brow  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) I didn’t want to be either the cre`me de la cre`me or a martyr. I’d rather be a novelty, especially in a democracy that doesn’t understand the language I write in  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) For darkness restores what light cannot repair  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes) An object, after all, is what makes infinity private  (Joseph Brodsky Quotes)
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