The best Quotes by Joseph Brodsky

The best Quotes by Joseph Brodsky

Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky (24 May 1940 – 28 January 1996) was a Russian and American poet and essayist. Born in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), Soviet Union, in 1940, Brodsky ran afoul of Soviet authorities and was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1972, settling in the United States with the help of W. H. Auden and other supporters.

Man is what he reads.
Because civilizations are finite, in the life of each of them there comes a moment when the center ceases to hold. What keeps them at such times from disintegration is not legions but language.
No matter how daring or cautious you may choose to be, in the course of your life, you are bound to come into direct physical contact with what's known as Evil. I mean here not a property of the gothic novel but, to say the least, a palpable social reality that you in no way can control.
Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.
Venice is eternity itself.

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Seventeen years ago there appeared, without any fanfare, a book called The Hobbit, which, in my opinion, is one of the best children's stories of this century.
W. H. Auden - The New York Times Book Review, 1954
Every time I describe a city, I'm saying something about Venice. The images from memory, once fixed in words, are erased. Maybe I'm afraid of losing Venice at once, if I'm talking about it. speaking in other cities, I have already lost it, little by little.
When in Rome, do as Romans do. When you're in Venice, your socks get wet.
Spider-Man - Far From Home
Venice, Italy, is one of my favorite cities, a place I've been lucky enough to visit twice.
They say money can't buy happiness. But it can book your flight to Venice - which is kinda the same.
You know, not only am I campaigning, but I'm running the world.
Joe Biden - Juli 2024
I just want to show them that I can play and I belong here. A lot of people don't think I should be here and I'm just here to prove that I do.
Bronny James - April 2023

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