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Josef Brodsky's USSR show trial, 1964
JUDGE: And what is your profession?
BRODSKY: Poet. Poet and translator.
JUDGE: And who told you that you were a poet? Who assigned you that rank?
BRODSKY: No one. [Non-confrontationally.] Who assigned me to the human race?
JUDGE: And did you study for this?
BRODSKY: For what?
JUDGE: To become a poet? Did you try to attend a school where they train poets . . . where they teach . . .
BRODSKY: I don't think it comes from education.
JUDGE: From what, then?
BRODSKY: I think it's . . . [at a loss] . . . from God.