Wislawa Szymborska Quotes


13 Wislawa Szymborska quotes:



"Poorly prepared for the dignity of life, I barely keep up with the pace of the action imposed. Reality demands."
Author: Szymborska Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"All the best have something in common, a regard for reality, an agreement to its primacy over the imagination."
"Let the people who never find true love keep saying that there's no such thing. Their faith will make it easier for them to live and die."
"In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed."
Author: Szymborska Quotes Category: Comedy Quotes
"Is a decision made in advance really any kind of choice."
Author: Szymborska Quotes Category: Choice Quotes
"Though I may deny poets their monopoly on inspiration, I still place them in a select group of Fortune's darlings."
"Nothing can ever happen twice. In consequence, the sorry fact is that we arrive here improvised and leave without the chance to practice."
Author: Szymborska Quotes Category: Quotes Quotes
"I started earning a living as a poet rather early on."
Author: Szymborska Quotes Category: Living Quotes
"All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look."
Author: Szymborska Quotes Category: Memory Quotes
"Take it not amiss, O speech, that I borrow weighty words, and later try hard to make them seem light."
Author: Szymborska Quotes Category: Speech Quotes
"Poets yearn, of course, to be published, read, and understood, but they do little, if anything, to set themselves above the common herd and the daily grind."
Author: Szymborska Quotes Category: Poet Quotes
"Poetic talent doesn't operate in a vacuum. There is a spirit of Polish poetry."
Author: Szymborska Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes
"Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life."



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