"Man is what he reads."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Joseph Brodsky on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Joseph Brodsky on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Joseph Brodsky on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."Joseph Brodsky on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."Joseph Brodsky on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything."
"Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family."