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Letter "J" » Joseph Brodsky Quotes
«What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the ugliness.»
«No matter under what circumstances you leave it, home does not cease to be home. No matter how you lived there-well or poorly.»
«Life - the way it really is - is a battle not between Bad and Good but between Bad and Worse»
«If there is any substitute for love, it is memory»
«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.»
«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.»
«Life is a game with many rules but no referee. One learns how to play it more by watching it than by consulting any book, including the holy book. Small wonder, then, that so many play dirty, that so few win, that so many lose.»
«The surest defense against Evil is extreme individualism, originality of thinking, whimsicality, even / if you will / eccentricity. That is, something that can't be feigned, faked, imitated; something even a seasoned imposter couldn't be happy with.»
Author: Joseph Brodsky
«Racism? But isn't it only a form of misanthropy?»