Stanislaw Lec, fully Stanisław Jerzy Lec, born Baron Stanisław Jerzy de Tusch-Letz

Stanislaw
Lec, fully Stanisław Jerzy Lec, born Baron Stanisław Jerzy de Tusch-Letz
1909
1966

Polish Jewish Lyrical Poet and Philosophical-Moral Aphorist

Author Quotes

Beyond each corner new directions lie in wait.

Everything is illusion. Even that last sentence.

It's the priests who have demands, not the gods.

People find life entirely too time-consuming.

The moment of recognizing your own lack of talent is a flash of genius.

We understand everything; that is why we understand nothing.

You have to decide, even to hesitate

Burning stakes do not lighten the darkness.

Faith is, at one and the same time, absolutely necessary and altogether impossible.

Legends are often destroyed by those in need of its stuff.

Perfect imitations must share the fate of the originals.

The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all is the person who argues with him.

When everything has to be right, something isn't.

You will always find a few Eskimos ready to tell the Congolese how to cope with the heat.

Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.

First of all, I choose the great roles, and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones, and if they don't come, I choose the ones that pay the rent.

Mankind deserves sacrifice - but not of mankind.

Politics: a Trojan horse race

The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.

When gossip gets old it becomes a myth.

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

Create your own myths; that is how the gods got started.

Hay smells different to lovers and horses.

Many a zero thinks it is the ellipse on which the Earth travels.

Proverbs contradict each other. That is the wisdom of a people.

Author Picture
First Name
Stanislaw
Last Name
Lec, fully Stanisław Jerzy Lec, born Baron Stanisław Jerzy de Tusch-Letz
Birth Date
1909
Death Date
1966
Bio

Polish Jewish Lyrical Poet and Philosophical-Moral Aphorist