Quotation by Joseph Brodsky

Every writing career starts as a personal quest for sainthood, for self-betterment. Sooner or later, and as a rule quite soon, a man discovers that his pen accomplishes a lot more than his soul.
Joseph Brodsky (b. 1940), Russian–born U.S. poet, critic. "The Power of the Elements," Less Than One: Selected Essays (first publ. 1980, repr. 1986).
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