Yevgeny Yevtushenko Quotes

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!

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers.

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Literature has to serve as a moral control of politics.

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Envy is an insult to oneself.

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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.

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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