Best Quotes by Joseph Brodsky (Top 10)

  1. There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
  2. For darkness restores what light cannot repair.
  3. Life - the way it really is - is a battle not between Bad and Good but between Bad and Worse.
  4. The eye identifies itself not with the body it belongs to but with the object of its attention.
  5. For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. How delightful to find a friend in everyone.
  9. 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.
  10. Geography blended with time equals destiny.

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