Envy is an insult to oneself.
Sorrow happens, hardship happens, the hell with it, who never knew the price of happiness, will not be happy.
Time has a way of demonstrating that the most stubborn are the most intelligent.
Translation is like a woman. If it is beautiful, it is not faithful. If it is faithful, it is most certainly not beautiful.
Why is it that right-wing bastards always stand shoulder to shoulder in solidarity, while liberals fall out among themselves?
A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote.
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!
He who is conceived in a cage yearns for the cage.
I love sport because I love life, and sport is one of the basic joys of life.
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.
In Russia all tyrants believe poets to be their worst enemies.
Literature has to serve as a moral control of politics.
Only when the sense of the pain of others begins does man begin.
Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers.