Facts about Wislawa Szymborska

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Wislawa Szymborska is a famous Poet from Poland, he/she is 96 years old and still alive, born July 2, 1923.

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He/she is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 28 quotes who is written / told by Wislawa.

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Famous quotes by Wislawa Szymborska (28)


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"Though I may deny poets their monopoly on inspiration, I still place them in a select group of Fortune's darlings"
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"This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile"
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"Somewhere out there the world must have an end"
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"It's just not easy to explain to someone else what you don't understand yourself"
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"In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed"
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"I'm drowning in papers"
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"I started earning a living as a poet rather early on"
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"Life lasts but a few scratches of the claw in the sand"
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"I slide my arm from under the sleeper's head and it is numb, full of swarming pins, on the tip of each, waiting to be counted, the fallen angels sit"
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"I like being near the top of a mountain. One can't get lost here"
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"I have sympathy for young people, for their growing pains, but I balk when these growing pains are pushed into the foreground, when you make these young people the only vehicles of life's wisdom"
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"All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look"
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"Poetic talent doesn't operate in a vacuum. There is a spirit of Polish poetry"
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"Nothing can ever happen twice. In consequence, the sorry fact is that we arrive here improvised and leave without the chance to practice"
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"Every beginning is only a sequel, after all, and the book of events is always open halfway through"
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"All the best have something in common, a regard for reality, an agreement to its primacy over the imagination"
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"Keep up the good work, if only for a while, if only for the twinkling of a tiny galaxy"
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"I cannot speak for more than an hour exclusively about poetry. At that point, life itself takes over again"
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"After every war someone has to tidy up"
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"Take it not amiss, O speech, that I borrow weighty words, and later try hard to make them seem light"
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"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"
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"You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects"
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"Even the worst book can give us something to think about"
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"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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"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"
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"Is a decision made in advance really any kind of choice"
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"Get to know other worlds, if only for comparison. I am near, too near for him to dream of me"
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"All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses"


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