"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."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Joseph Brodsky on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Joseph Brodsky on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Joseph Brodsky on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Joseph Brodsky on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Joseph Brodsky on Maya Angelou
"For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language."
"What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the ugliness."
"I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of the soul when a man who looks at himself is so ashamed that he tries to make some sort of change - within himself, not on the outside."
"Man is what he reads."
"It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything."