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5/24/1940 - 1/28/1996
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No matter under what circumstances you leave it, home does not cease to be home. No matter how you lived there-well or poorly.

Circumstances Quotes, by Joseph Brodsky

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Bad literature . . . is a form of treason.

Treason Quotes, by Joseph Brodsky

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Every writing career starts as a personal quest for sainthood, for self-betterment. Sooner or later, and as a rule quite soon, a man discovers that his pen accomplishes a lot more than his soul.

Books and reading Quotes, by Joseph Brodsky

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If a poet has any obligation toward society, it is to write well. Being in the minority, he has no other choice. Failing this duty, he sinks into oblivion. Society, on the other hand, has no obligation toward the poet. A majority by definition, society thinks of itself as having other options than reading verses, no matter how well written. Its failure to do so results in its sinking to that level of locution at which society falls easy prey to a demagogue or a tyrant. This is society's own equivalent of oblivion.

Literature Quotes, by Joseph Brodsky

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