Stanisław Jerzy Lec

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

Stanisław Jerzy Lec (6 March 19097 May 1966) was a Polish poet and aphorist.

Quotes[edit]

Unkempt Thoughts (Myśli nieuczesane)[edit]

  • When smashing monuments, save the pedestals. They always come in handy.
pl: Burząc pomniki, oszczędzajcie cokoły. Zawsze mogą się przydać.
  • All is in the hands of Man. Therefore you should wash them often.
pl: Wszystko jest w rękach człowieka. Dlatego należy je często myć.
pl: Nawet w jego milczeniu były błędy językowe.
  • Pogrożę mu tylko palcem – rzekł, kładąc go na cynglu.
    • "I will just wag my finger at him", he said, putting it on the trigger.
  • Is it progress if a cannibal uses knife and fork?
  • W walce idei giną ludzie.[1]
    • In a war of ideas it is people who get killed. [2]
  • Tłum krzyczy jednymi wielkimi ustami, ale je tysiącem małych.
    • The mob shouts with one big mouth and eats with a thousand little ones.
  • The moment of recognizing your own lack of talent is a flash of genius.
  • Morality is either a social contract or you have to pay cash.
  • The window on the world can be covered by a newspaper.
  • When everything has to be right, something isn't.
  • Gdy z radości podskoczysz do góry, uważaj, by ci ktoś ziemi spod nóg nie usunął.[3]
    • Translation: When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.[4]

More Unkempt Thoughts (Myśli nieuczesane nowe)[edit]

  • No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.

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