Joseph Brodsky Quotes

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Born: May 24, 1940, Leningrad, Russian SFSR, USSR [now St. Petersburg, Russia]
Birth Country: Russia
Died: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, January 28, 1996
Occupation: Author

1.
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

2.
Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.
- Joseph Brodsky

3.
For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.
- Joseph Brodsky

4.
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

5.
It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything.
- Joseph Brodsky

6.
Man is what he reads.
- Joseph Brodsky

7.
Poetry is rather an approach to things, to life, than it is typographical production.
- Joseph Brodsky

8.
The real history of consciousness starts with one's first lie.
- Joseph Brodsky

9.
What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the ugliness.
- Joseph Brodsky

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