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A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote.
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Envy is an insult to oneself.
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Give me a mystery - just a plain and simple one - a mystery which is diffidence and silence, a slim little bare-foot mystery: give me a mystery - just one!
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Great twentieth century: sputnik century: what an angst is in you, what wide perplexity! You are a good century and a century of the pit, cannibal century to the ideas you beget, century of the angry young men's target.
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He who is conceived in a cage yearns for the cage.
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I love sport because I love life, and sport is one of the basic joys of life.
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In any man who dies there dies with him his first snow and kiss and fight. Not people die but worlds die in them.
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In my blood there is no Jewish blood. In their callous rage, all anti-Semites must hate me now as a Jew. For that reason I am a true Russian.
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In Russia all tyrants believe poets to be their worst enemies.
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No, Stalin did not die. He thinks that death can be fixed. We removed him from the mausoleum. But how do we remove Stalin from Stalin's heirs?
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Only when the sense of the pain of others begins does man begin.
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Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers.
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Time has a way of demonstrating that the most stubborn are the most intelligent.
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Translation is like a woman. If it is beautiful, it is not faithful. If it is faithful, it is most certainly not beautiful.
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Why is it that right-wing bastards always stand shoulder to shoulder in solidarity, while liberals fall out among themselves?
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