Wisława Szymborska Quotes

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Wisława Szymborska Quotes

I am who I am.
A coincidence no less unthinkable
than any other.
— WisÅ‚awa Szymborska —

I'm old-fashioned and think that reading books is the most glorious pastime that humankind has yet devised.

— WisÅ‚awa Szymborska

The joy of writing.
The power of preserving.
Revenge of a mortal hand.

— WisÅ‚awa Szymborska

Every beginning, after all, is nothing but a sequel, and the book of events is always open in the middle.

— WisÅ‚awa Szymborska

I prefer the absurdity of writing poems
to the absurdity of not writing poems.

— WisÅ‚awa Szymborska

Such certainty is beautiful, but uncertainty is more beautiful still

— WisÅ‚awa Szymborska

Dying - you can't do that to a cat.

— WisÅ‚awa Szymborska

Loveless work, boring work, work valued only because others haven't got even that much, however loveless and boring
this is one of the harshest human miseries.

— WisÅ‚awa Szymborska

Four billion people on this earth
but my imagination is still the same.
It's bad with large numbers.
It's still taken by particularity.
It flits in the dark like a flashlight,
illuminating only random faces
while all the rest go by,
never coming to mind and never really missed.

— WisÅ‚awa Szymborska

No one feels good at four in the morning.
If ants feel good at four in the morning
-three cheers for the ants.

— WisÅ‚awa Szymborska

The world, whatever we might think about it terrified by its vastness and by our helplessness in the face of it, embittered by its indifference to individual suffering-of people, animals, and perhaps also plants, for how can we be sure that plants are free of suffering; whatever we might think about its spaces pierced by the radiation of stars, stars around which we now have begun to discover planets, already dead? still dead?-we don't know; whatever we might think about this immense theater, to which we may have a ticket, but it is valid for a ridiculously brief time, limited by two decisive dates; whatever else we might think about this world-it is amazing.

— WisÅ‚awa Szymborska

I am my own obstacle.

— WisÅ‚awa Szymborska

We live longer
but less precisely
and in shorter sentences.

— WisÅ‚awa Szymborska

In painted quiet and concentration

— WisÅ‚awa Szymborska

I slip my arm from underneath his sleeping head -
it's numb, swarming with imaginary pins.
A host of fallen angels perches on each tip,
waiting to be counted.

— WisÅ‚awa Szymborska

Every menu is an obituary.

— WisÅ‚awa Szymborska

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