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RamonSomoza1: There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. Joseph Brodsky

GabiBjornstrand: Life—the way it really is—is a battle not between good and bad, but between bad and worse. /Joseph Brodsky

poemakontsa: Joseph Brodsky is one of those poets you just cannot read while tipsy. Too much brain stuff happening in the poems

Orgetorix: The Russian Academy: Preliminary Notes | Joseph Brodsky

DriaPustaka: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

poemakontsa: Mais oui, Joseph Brodsky Darkness restores what light cannot repair.

poemakontsa: Line from a Joseph Brodsky I read now in bed I have mastered the craft of separation amidst the bare unbraided pleas of night

poemakontsa: Reading Joseph Brodsky at the laundromat. A poem after Mandelstam's beautiful Tristia I've mastered the great craft of separation amidst the bare unbraided pleas of night, those lingerings while oxen chew their ration, the watchful town's last eyelid's shutting tight.

novl_official: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

tombarrett: A Window of Opportunity > “Boredom is your window… Once this window opens, don’t try to shut it; on the contrary, throw it wide open.” ~ Joseph Brodsky

ravennalamb: Watermark by Joseph Brodsky

badacathcare: The moment you place blame on something, you undermine your own determination to change something. -Joseph Brodsky

SundPamela: From A Part of Speech by Joseph Brodsky Freedom is when you forget the spelling of the tyrant’s name and your mouth’s saliva is sweeter than Persian pie, and though your brain is wrung tight as the horn of a ram nothing drops from your pale-blue eye.

profkrg: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” - Joseph Brodsky

biblibot: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

JMDReid: “...in the business of writing what one accumulates is not expertise but uncertainties. Which is but another name for craft.” --Joseph Brodsky

catoletters: “The longer you stay skeptical, doubtful, intellectually uncomfortable, the better it is for you.” ― Joseph Brodsky

enjoyablebooks: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” — Joseph Brodsky Find these and more such books on Enjoyable Books. Visit Profile for Link and additional details.

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Pendidikan4Id: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

DriaPustaka: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

CarlosBarraganT: El consejo del padre de Joseph Brodsky a su hijo: "Always eat before going to see somebody superior: your boss or your officer. That way you'll have some edge".

jdforward: Despite recent gains against Russia, the fighting continues in Ukraine and families are still separated. But Rabbi Joseph Azman of Kyiv’s Brodsky Synagogue still expects a crowd next week for the High Holidays.

BeilinsonOrel: All I can think of is a quote from Joseph Brodsky, "My desire to get to Istanbul has never been a genuine desire"...

larissashmailo: Writing Resilience Open House and Reading -

DriaPustaka: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

catoletters: “The longer you stay skeptical, doubtful, intellectually uncomfortable, the better it is for you.” ― Joseph Brodsky

DriaPustaka: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

DriaPustaka: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

che666th70: Timee, whose sharp blood-thirsty quill parts the killed from those who kill, will pronounce the latter tribe as your tribe. Joseph Brodsky

poemakontsa: I want to read Joseph Brodsky's essay on Marina Tsvetaeva's letter/poem to Rilke written after his death in 1926. They call it a poem, but it is really a letter/seance addressing dead Rilke. They had broken their correspondence a little before his passing.

algunasvainitas: “A man has to do everything for himself.” Joseph Brodsky.

Joseph_Fasano_: "One of my teachers at Columbia was Joseph Brodsky...and he said 'look,' he said, 'you Americans, you are so naïve. You think evil is going to come into your houses wearing big black boots. It doesn’t come like that. Look at the language. It begins in the language.'" - Marie Howe

DriaPustaka: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

RamonSomoza1: There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. Joseph Brodsky

MarianaMarks43: Joseph Brodsky [X6P29WG]

enjoyablebooks: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” - Joseph Brodsky Find these and more such books on Enjoyable Books. Visit Profile for Link and additional details.

timiokoya: The Greatest Commencement Address of All Time: Joseph Brodsky’s Six Rules for Playing the Game of Life Like a Winner

tothemax2050: There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. —Joseph Brodsky

crazylasthope: ‘Those who forgot me would make a city.’ ~ poet Joseph Brodsky

spac3_flow3r: Aesthetics is the mother of ethics. Joseph Brodsky

TomaszChlon: Joseph Brodsky (Williams College, 1984): "...decades of turning the other cheek transformed the face of the nation into one big bruise, so that the state today, weary of its violence, simply spits at that face. As well as at the face of the world." 

uzora5: Joseph Brodsky Bosnia Tune (1992) As you pour yourself a scotch, crush a roach, or check your watch, as your hand adjusts your tie, people die. In the towns with funny names, hit by bullets, cought in flames, by and large not knowing why, people die.

jolocktov: Joseph Brodsky understood Venice.

DriaPustaka: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

colonelhomsi: "War, is an empty game. Today luck, and tomorrow a hole" Joseph Brodsky

ChrisO_wiki: Fast forward to 1992, when the great Russian poet Joseph Brodsky - while living in exile in the US - wrote the ferociously anti-Ukrainian poem, "On Ukrainian Independence". Note what he says at the end: /19

Tina69911364: "Because we go and beauty stays. Because we are headed for the future, while beauty is the eternal present. The same goes for love, because one's love, too, is greater than oneself." - J. Brodsky - Joseph Zbukvic

pierrebri: Throwback to Russia's icy past. Putin has created its dissident cause célèbre. From Yuli Daniel to Joseph Brodsky, so many come to mind...

BeineckeLibrary: Presentation inscriptions from Joseph Brodsky to Tomas Venclova Venclova Papers

Yves08642006: A Song by Joseph Brodsky - "I wish you were here, dear...."

babelyaga: some extremely rare Joseph Brodsky pics I am in possession of (might delete)

IrinaStolyarov4: Joseph Brodsky. I was but what you’d brush.... Translated by Paul Graves

Pendidikan4Id: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

tsaralounga: Another master strike of Joseph Brodsky: “Beauty always makes the reality a bit meaningless” ✨

DeadSetOnDreams: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” - Joseph Brodsky

TekisuiR: So I praise your inanimate, porous looks not out of envy but as the next of kin-- less durable, plagued with loose joints, though still grateful to the architects --- Joseph Brodsky, " Ode to Concrete"

ojalart: “It’s a maddening thing in itself to look at an old poem of yours.” —Joseph Brodsky

ranjithoskote: By failing to read or listen to poets, a society dooms itself to... the politician, or the salesman, or the charlatan - Joseph Brodsky

DriaPustaka: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

parisreview: “It’s a maddening thing in itself to look at an old poem of yours.” —Joseph Brodsky

braqwhame: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

gypsygalexy: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

kamilkazani: Which translation of Brodsky's "On Ukrainian independence" shall I give? I chose this one. It's not literal, it's much better. A literal translation would be suboptimal for an audience with different cultural background, while this one is understandable

RamonSomoza1: There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. Joseph Brodsky

torizailee: Venice is eternity itself." - Joseph Brodsky

AsjaKuko: Bosnia Tune / Joseph Brodsky As you pour yourself a scotch, crush a roach, or check your watch, as your hand adjusts your tie, people die. In the towns with funny names, hit by bullets, cought in flames, by and large not knowing why, people die. …

enjoyablebooks: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” – Joseph Brodsky Find these and more such books on Enjoyable Books. Visit Profile for Link and additional details.

bidatzi: Joseph Brodsky was asked “what’s the best way to see Moscow?” From the cockpit of a B-52

tsaralounga: Joseph Brodsky on what is wisdom: << Thus his autonomy, mental sanity, balance, irony, detachment - in short wisdom >>

mercilessplot: One of the cool things about reading poetry is that you can get one stuck deep in your mind and it’ll surface up when you need to be reminded of the emotions it evokes. Woke with a start at 6ish looking for this poem by Joseph Brodsky, Friday.

fsjenner: By failing to read or listen to poets, society dooms itself to inferior modes of articulation, those of the politician, the salesman, or the charlatan. ~Joseph Brodsky

drmpoki: Life—the way it really is—is a battle not between good and bad, but between bad and worse - Joseph Brodsky

LorenzoFrom: Joseph Brodsky articulated a view of Russia as rightfully big that entailed contempt for smaller nations that is very common in Russian culture.

DriaPustaka: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

ArfaOksana: Matthew Omolesky: "Brodsky’s utter contempt for the Ukrainian people can be connected to Alexander Dugin’s far more recent description of Ukrainians as a “race of bastards that emerged from the sewer manholes” whose “genocide” is “due and inevitable.”

cowenconvos: They also discuss whether Joseph Brodsky will fall down the memory hole and why he was so terrible on Ukraine:

DriaPustaka: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

bul_buldotpress: was thinkering bout JOSEPH BRODSKY widely and deeply*, and then an annie leibovitz foto stared back at me. *broadsky, widesky, deepsky.

rodjnaquin: « As a little girl, Cynthia Haven loved reading classic works of literature. At sixteen, she began her career as a reporter. And years later, those two interests converged as they led her to mentors: René Girard, Czeslaw Milosz, and Joseph Brodsky. »

conmccashin: "Life — the way it really is — is a battle not between good and bad, but between bad and worse" ― Joseph Brodsky‌

Pendidikan4Id: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

DriaPustaka: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

alvGonzalezP: “For darkness restores what light cannot repair.” - Joseph Brodsky

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DriaPustaka: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

Gu11am: Try not to pay attention to those who will try to make your life miserable. There will be many of them, both in official and self-appointed positions. Bear with them if you can't avoid them, but as soon as you get rid of them, forget about them immediately. - Joseph Brodsky

arezoumk: For darkness restores what light cannot repair. Joseph Brodsky

DriaPustaka: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

daria_h: Joseph Brodsky, a russian poet, a Nobel prize winner openly despised Ukrainians. Both he and Alexander Solzhenitsyn mocked the idea of the Independent Ukraine. The latter denied Stalin-organized famine in Ukraine. Both were arseholes. Just so you know.

praashok: Who included me among the ranks of the human race? Joseph Brodsky

99999ReasonsWhy: Funny Quote of the Day: "Who included me among the ranks of the human race?" - Joseph Brodsky

DriaPustaka: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

goodwisepeople: “Life—the way it really is—is a battle not between good and bad, but between bad and worse”-Joseph Brodsky

RamonSomoza1: There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. Joseph Brodsky

nopaik: 『Joseph Brodsky and the Baroque』(David MacFayden, 1998), p.132 & p.177

JRyckman1970: Funny Quote of the Day: "Who included me among the ranks of the human race?" - Joseph Brodsky

StuffW: Funny Quote of the Day: "Who included me among the ranks of the human race?" - Joseph Brodsky

same7mousa: Funny Quote of the Day: "Who included me among the ranks of the human race?" - Joseph Brodsky

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