Best quotes by the Russian Poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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

In any man who dies there dies with him, his first snow and kiss and fight. Not people die but worlds die in them.
  • Death

He who is conceived in a cage, yearns for the cage.
  • Freedom

Literature has to serve as a moral control of politics.
  • control

Justice is like a train that is nearly always late.
  • justice

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

Envy is an insult to oneself.
  • envy

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

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

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!
  • diffidence

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.
  • blood

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