Author of quotes: Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky



The only thing I don't agree with Dante is with the description of hell. For me hell is cold, very cold. I would keep the circles, but make them ice cold, and so that the temperature drops with each turn. Hell is the Arctic.
№ 414152   Added MegaMozg 26-02-2021 / 12:54
But I want to note that the idea of turning Venice into a museum is just as ridiculous as the desire to revive it by pouring in fresh blood. First, what counts as fresh blood always ends up as plain old urine. And secondly, this city is not suitable for museums, as it is itself a work of art, the greatest masterpiece created by our species. You do not bring a picture to life, much less a statue. You leave them alone, protect them from vandals - the hordes of which may include you.
№ 414151   Added MegaMozg 26-02-2021 / 12:51
All cities are beautiful at sunset, but some are more beautiful.
№ 414146   Added MegaMozg 26-02-2021 / 12:36
To start another life, a person must get rid of the previous one, and carefully.
№ 414145   Added MegaMozg 26-02-2021 / 11:51


It is strange that beauty is valued below psychology, but as long as this is so, I can afford this city - that is, until my death, and possibly after.
Quote Explanation: About Venice
№ 414010   Added MegaMozg 23-02-2021 / 06:09
Venice is one of those cities where both the outsider and the local know in advance that they are exhibits.
№ 414007   Added MegaMozg 23-02-2021 / 06:00
I am not a righteous man (although I try not to unbalance my conscience) and not a sage; not an esthete and not a philosopher. I'm just nervous, due to circumstances and my own actions, but an observant person. As my beloved Ryunosuke Akutagawa once said, I have no principles, I only have nerves.
№ 414005   Added MegaMozg 23-02-2021 / 05:54
Passion is the privilege of the insignificant.
№ 412695   Added MegaMozg 01-02-2021 / 19:45


You are insignificant because you are finite. However, the more finite a thing, the more it is charged with life, emotions, joy, fears, compassion. For infinity is not particularly animated, not particularly emotional.
№ 412694   Added MegaMozg 01-02-2021 / 19:42
Anything that reveals regularity is fraught with boredom.
№ 412693   Added MegaMozg 01-02-2021 / 19:39
Craving for something that someone else has means losing your own uniqueness.
№ 406580   Added MegaMozg 08-11-2020 / 07:15
the pen of the Cyrillic alphabet is pricked.
№ 406107   Added MegaMozg 30-10-2020 / 16:00


Stuck in a socket with ethyl morality.
Quote Explanation: From «Speech about spilled milk».
№ 403343   Added MegaMozg 02-09-2020 / 00:45
I woke up drowning in pain,
And could not change the outcome.
I'm on the outside seemed bright,
And inside was long dead.
№ 382041   Added Viker 07-11-2019 / 16:28
The work of art is always intended to outlast its Creator.
№ 378070   Added MegaMozg 09-09-2019 / 04:27