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    A raznochinets needs no memory-it is enough for him to tell of the books he has read, and his biography is done.
    — Osip Mandelstam
    tags: book  read 
     
    I was stopped in the dense Soviet wood by bandits who called themselves my judges.
    — Osip Mandelstam
    And I walk out of space Into an overgrown garden of values, And tear up seeming stability And self-comprehension of causes. And your, infinity, textbook I read by myself, without people - Leafless, savage medical book, A problem book of gigantic radicals.
    — Osip Mandelstam
    Perhaps my whisper was already born before my lips.
    — Osip Mandelstam
    Only in Russia poetry is respected - it gets people killed.
    — Osip Mandelstam
    tags: people  poetry  russia 
     
    Poetry is the plough that turns up time in such a way that the abyssal strata of time, its black earth, appear on the surface.
    — Osip Mandelstam
    tags: time  earth  poetry  black 
     
    Logic is the kingdom of the unexpected. To think logically means to be continually amazed.
    — Osip Mandelstam
    tags: logic 
     
    I love my poor earth because I have seen no other.
    — Osip Mandelstam
    tags: earth  poor 
     
    My turn shall also come: I sense the spreading of a wing.
    — Osip Mandelstam
    tags: wings 
     
    Where to start? Everything cracks and shakes, The air trembles with similes, No one world's better than another; the earth moans with metaphors.
    — Osip Mandelstam
    tags: world  earth  metaphor 
     
    Perhaps the whisper was born before lips, And the leaves in treelessness circled and flew, And those, to whom we impart our experience as bliss, Acquire their forms before we do
    — Osip Mandelstam
    tags: experience 
     
    The people need poetry that will be their own secretTo keep them awake forever,And bathe them in the bright-haired wave of its breathing.
    — Osip Mandelstam
    tags: people  awake  poetry 
     
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