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mandyjohnsonoz: Joseph Brodsky Explains Perfectly How to Deal With Critics and Detractors in Your Life

algunasvainitas: "The Wise Men will unlearn your name." Joseph Brodsky.

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

algunasvainitas: “The most remarkable thing about Joseph Brosky is his determination to live as if he were free in the eleven time zone prison that is the Soviet Union.” Ellendea Proffer Teasley, Brodsky Among Us : A Memoir.

algunasvainitas: “Joseph feels that nothing excuses a Communist past.” Ellendea Proffer Teasley, Brodsky Among Us : A Memoir.

EUSpeechwriters: There are worse crimes than burning books - one is not reading them. Joseph Brodsky

cschachner: Love is a selfless sentiment, a one-way street. That’s why it is possible to love cities, architecture per se, music, dead poets, or given a particular temperament, a deity. Joseph Brodsky, Watermark

algunasvainitas: "I would say that Nabokov wouldn’t go back to Russia because he knew it was no longer the country he had known, and that Joseph wouldn’t go back because he was sure it was the same country he had left." Ellendea Proffer Teasley, Brodsky Among Us : A Memoir.

redball2: ‘There is a poem on every page of Joseph Roth.’ Joseph Brodsky

Stewey444: Daily reminder: "Freedom is when you forget the spelling of the tyrant's name." - Joseph Brodsky - Of course, this only applies AFTER the tyrant has been convicted for all his crimes.

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

agoodconfession: If you want to write read trash - Joseph Brodsky QUOTES FOR WRITERS

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

Stewey444: A new daily reminder: "Freedom is when you forget the spelling of the tyrant's name." - Joseph Brodsky -

bbedway: "For in a real tragedy, it is not the hero who perishes; it is the chorus.” —Joseph Brodsky, Nobel Prize lecture

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

NotNiceOne: “If there is any substitute for love, it is memory.” ― Joseph Brodsky

cathalcoleman11: Nice. From ‘Audenesque’. In memory of Joseph Brodsky

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

fjum27: Above all, try to avoid telling stories about the unjust treatment you received at their hands; avoid it no matter how receptive your audience may be. Tales of this sort extend the existence of your antagonists... — Joseph Brodsky

agoodconfession: If you want to write read trash - Joseph Brodsky QUOTES FOR WRITERS

agoodconfession: Why reading as much as you can - including rubbish - is crucial for writers.

YSavikovskaya: Sunday morning starts with a visit to a newly opened Joseph Brodsky Museum: the last view of Preobrazhensky Cathedral is from its window.

tavarish_: 'I remember walking around that awful city, and stopping in at a bookstore, and stumbling upon Baratynsky. There wasn't much else to read, and once I found this little book and read it through, I realised - this is what I had to do.' - Joseph Brodsky

agoodconfession: If you want to write read trash – Joseph Brodsky QUOTES FOR WRITERS

YouAreTheExpert: If you want to write read trash - Joseph Brodsky QUOTES FOR WRITERS

FINALED: Photo of Susan Sontag, Annie Epelboin and Joseph Brodsky (via).

EdwardHMO: "Venice is eternity itself" — Joseph Brodsky Venice Bridge with Figures John Singer Sargent, 1902-1904

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

peterleung: From Joseph Brodsky: “What we regard as Evil is capable of a fairly ubiquitous presence if only because it tends to appear in the guise of good.” Right now the guise of good is calls for "unity" or "for the good of the country" to deflect accountability.

AnnVoskamp: “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.” - Joseph Brodsky, exiled Russian poet

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

nevermO54: “If there is any substitute for love, it is memory.” ~Joseph Brodsky. Thank you for sharing your remembrance and making sure these stolen family members are never forgotten,

sinisterpeople: BRODSKY?? LIKE?? IOSIF/JOSEPH??? SO MANY BIBLICAL REFERENCES

313Planet: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

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

PananthattilR: "The real history of consciousness starts with one's first lie" --- Joseph Brodsky

dreamweaver4455: "For darkness restores what light cannot repair." --Joseph Brodsky

neurosocialself: On the scales of truth, intensity of imagination counterbalances, and at times outweighs, real­ity. Joseph Brodsky

censortrends: “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

BeineckeLibrary: Joseph Brodsky, "On Tyranny" "The stability of the pyramid seldom depends on it’s pinnacle, and yet it is precisely the pinnacle that attracts our attention." (published in Parnassus 1980 & "Less than One" 1986) Brodsky Papers

TheQuotesAre: "Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family." Joseph Brodsky

ana19323559: “Life, the way it really is is a battle not between good and bad, but between bad and worse” ― Joseph Brodsky. Iosif Brodski - Jewish-Russian-American poet ...In the USSR, sentenced to forced labor for parasitism 1964. In 1972, deprived of citizenship and expelled from the USSR.

CrimeBooksUK: “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

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

M0RCH33: Sir, you are tough, and I am tough. But who will write whose epitaph? --Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996)

PatriotDan17: There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. Joseph Brodsky

S4MnaticsOFC: For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language. -Joseph Brodsky KYLE ECHARRI MagandangBuhay

Christen1111111: "For darkness restores what light cannot repair." -Joseph Brodsky

gtra1n: It’s not education per se but specifically the liberal arts and literature. Joseph Brodsky pointed out how studying literature is a defense against propaganda and demagoguery

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

VirginiaMohlere: Going to take a break from this and go read some Joseph Brodsky. That’ll definitely be a comfort distraction, right?

kova_marin: When you get tired of endless introspection, call me. Let's dance. Joseph Brodsky

simonjduffy: A Christmas poem by Joseph Brodsky

BeineckeLibrary: Epitaph to a Tyrant drafts in Joseph Brodsky papers

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

leonidragozin: Like most Russians, I don’t have much of an idea what to do about Christmas, eastern or western. It’s more like a bank holiday. But here is a 1989 song by Megapolis with lyrics by Russia’s greatest Christmas poet Joseph Brodsky (who happened to be a Jew).

eugenio_fouz: Joseph Brodsky ´s reading list

cschachner: »There is no love without memory, no memory without culture, no culture without love. Therefore every poem is a fact of culture as well as an act of love and a flash of memory - and, I would add, of faith.« Joseph Brodsky

joshcorey: Joseph Brodsky, Collected Poems in English, 1972-1999 (2000), especially "Gorbunov and Gorchakov," based on Brodsky's confinement in a Soviet insane asylum because of his political views. His characters' entrapment with themselves, with each other, and the state felt very 2020.

FTinweiL: Joseph Brodsky: "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. ... In other words, it forfeits its own evolutionary potential. (cont'd)

esmeraldist: “If there is any substitute for love, it is memory. To memorize, then, is to restore intimacy.” Joseph Brodsky

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

Ineya18: I was only what you touched with your palm ... Joseph Brodsky. poetry Denis Nolet

fraveris: “For darkness restores what light cannot repair.” ― Joseph Brodsky art by Denis Rusakov

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

Gautammips: There are worst crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. - Joseph Brodsky 6/6

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

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

Madguyca: Quote of the Day: "Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family." - Joseph Brodsky

magwitch5151: Something, in other words, that can’t be shared, like your own skin — not even by a minority. Joseph Brodsky

Bassidiki: So not direct literary encounter, but the guy who taught me driving also taught Joseph Brodsky when he was a prof at Michigan

ArsEstHabitus: Man is what he reads. — Joseph Brodsky

JosieLBarron1: Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family. - Joseph Brodsky

PaulCumin: Would you like to read some Joseph Brodsky right now?

RylieesWorld: Darkness restores what light cannot repair. - Joseph Brodsky

DeanASpring: Quote of the Day: January 3, 2021 "Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family." Joseph Brodsky

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

ExlibrisETC: You, in the middle of an unwritten sentence, stop, exile to a place further than silence. Ilya Kaminsky, Elegy for Joseph Brodsky

Allterrainbiker: Life - the way it really is - is a battle not between Bad and Good but between Bad and Worse. Joseph Brodsky

BeineckeLibrary: Presentation inscription to Tomas Venclova from Joseph Brodsky, dated Jan. 2, 1897 From: Less than one : selected essays / Joseph Brodsky

tangiblefeeling: A Poem for New Year's Eve. Joseph Brodsky narrated by Edoardo Ballerini.

InnaEffress: "The voice of the Muse is the voice of the language." ~ Joseph Brodsky

InnaEffress: Life is the sum of tiny movements ~ Joseph Brodsky

consertum: What prompts this melancholy key? A long familiar melody. It sounds again. So let it be. Let it sound from this night. Let it sound in my hour of death— as gratefulness of eyes and lips for that which sometimes makes us lift our gaze to the far sky. Joseph Brodsky / 1 Jan. 1965

clorgu: En eso estamos. Joseph Brodsky’s List of 83 Books You Should Read to Have an Intelligent Conversation

AndresRubioM: Joseph Brodsky's List of 83 Books You Should Read to Have an Intelligent Conversation | Open Culture

Rangewriterbiz: Thank you Edoardo and Joseph Brodsky.

austinaldenlam: Constancy, 1989 - Joseph Brodsky. “Constancy is an evolution of one’s living quarters into a thought ... the slack vertebrae of a train thundering in the darkness”

PortaEloy: "By nightfall the body, like Shiva, grows out extra arms / reaching out yearningly to a lover" (Joseph Brodsky) John Baldessari, 'Green Kiss, Red Embrace' (1988)

CPutschkin: ”The tourist archipelagoes of my South are prisons too, corruptible, and though there is no harder prison than writing verse, what’s poetry, if it is worth its salt, but a phrase men can pass from hand to mouth?” —Derek Walcott, “Forest of Europe [for Joseph Brodsky],” ll. 56-60

anamolmani: What prompts this melancholy key? A long familiar melody. It sounds again. So let it be. Let it sound from this night. Let it sound in my hour of  death— as gratefulness of eyes and lips for that which sometimes makes us lift our gaze to the far sky. •Joseph Brodsky

pekira3: "I'm Jewish; a Russian poet, an English essayist – and, of course, an American citizen" - Joseph Brodsky.

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

cschachner: Life has no meaning. Or it’s just too long. The bore of arguing lack of sense stays with us, like that tense of calendars on the wall. Very useful. For all plants, boulders, planets, etc. Not for bipeds. Joseph Brodsky; ©Edouard Boubat

RobertoGudino: "Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family." Joseph Brodsky

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



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