Polish Novelist Quotes


97 Polish Novelist quotes:



"The sea - this truth must be confessed - has no generosity. No display of manly qualities - courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness - has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power."
"As to honor - you know - it's a very fine mediaeval inheritance which women never got hold of. It wasn't theirs."
"A caricature is putting the face of a joke on the body of a truth."
"There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea."
"Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys."
"I had ambition not only to go farther than any man had ever been before, but as far as it was possible for a man to go."
"A man's most open actions have a secret side to them."
"You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends."
"For all that has been said of the love that certain natures (on shore) have professed for it, for all the celebrations it has been the object of in prose and song, the sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness."
"Poverty was an ornament on a learned man like a red ribbon on a white horse."
"The trouble with us is that the ghetto of the Middle Ages and the children of the twentieth century have to live under one roof."
"A man is free to go up as high as he can reach up to; but I, with all my style and pep, can't get a man my equal because a girl is always judged by her mother."
"There are men here and there to whom the whole of life is like an after-dinner hour with a cigar; easy, pleasant, empty, perhaps enlivened by some fable of strife to be forgotten - before the end is told - even if there happens to be any end to it."
"He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense."
"Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it."
"Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men."
"It is to be remarked that a good many people are born curiously unfitted for the fate waiting them on this earth."
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"I don't like work... but I like what is in work - the chance to find yourself. Your own reality - for yourself, not for others - which no other man can ever know."
"It is a maudlin and indecent verity that comes out through the strength of wine."
"The scrupulous and the just, the noble, humane, and devoted natures; the unselfish and the intelligent may begin a movement - but it passes away from them. They are not the leaders of a revolution. They are its victims."


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