"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."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Joseph Brodsky on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Joseph Brodsky on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Joseph Brodsky on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Joseph Brodsky on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Joseph Brodsky on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"Man is what he reads."
"It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything."
"Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family."