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Time has a way of demonstrating that the most stubborn are the most intelligent.

Time has a way of demonstrating that the most stubborn are the most intelligent.

Envy is an insult to oneself. ---->>>

A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote.

A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote.

Translation is like a woman. If it is beautiful, it is not faithful. If it is faithful, it is most certainly not beautiful. ---->>>

He who is conceived in a cage yearns for the cage. ---->>>

Sorrow happens, hardship happens, the hell with it, who never knew the price of happiness, will not be happy. ---->>>

Justice is like a train that is nearly always late. ---->>>

I love sport because I love life, and sport is one of the basic joys of life. ---->>>

Why is it that right-wing bastards always stand shoulder to shoulder in solidarity, while liberals fall out among themselves? ---->>>

Only when the sense of the pain of others begins does man begin. ---->>>

Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers. ---->>>

In Russia all tyrants believe poets to be their worst enemies. ---->>>

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! ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Literature has to serve as a moral control of politics. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Russian
Born: 07-18, 1933
Birthplace:
Die: 2017-04-01
Occupation: Poet
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Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko (Russian: Евгений Александрович Евтушенко; 18 July 1933 – 1 April 2017) was a Soviet and Russian poet. He was also a novelist, essayist, dramatist, screenwriter, publisher, actor, editor and director of several films.(wikipedia)