Talk:Stanisław Lem

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Wait a minute! I think this quotation is not Lem's but originated by Stanislaw Jerzy Lec.
Kpjas 23:43 20 Jul 2003 (UTC)

That could very well be; it should be moved to Lec's article in that case. (I'm sure Stanislaw Lem has plenty of quotes that can go in here anyway. :) - Hephaestos 00:01 21 Jul 2003 (UTC)

I found the citation "Mud often gives the illusion of depth." attributed to Stanislaw Lem here: [[1]]. I doubt this qualifies it for being "sourced", so I didn't add it to the article. 20:25, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

Perhaps the citation can be added to Mud? (Just to make clear: the IP above is me.) Ojdo 20:35, 21 February 2009 (UTC)
I haven't come across any published sources attributing this it Lem, but I have found a few attributing it or "Even mud gives the illusion of depth" to Marshall McLuhan.~ Kalki 22:35, 21 February 2009 (UTC)


  • Dopóki nie skorzystałem z Internetu, nie wiedziałem, że na świecie jest tylu idiotów.
    • I hadn't known there were so many idiots in the world until I started using the Internet.


It seems he did not say that...
Przegląd łgarstw internetowych 03:40, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

Interview in The Missouri Review[edit]

I would like to draw the attention of the editors to a quote with perhaps significant differences in the English and Polish versions of Wikiquote. The source is the same, The Missouri Review.

In English it is longer:

For moral reasons I am an atheist — for moral reasons. I am of the opinion that you would recognize a creator by his creation, and the world appears to me to be put together in such a painful way that I prefer to believe that it was not created by anyone than to think that somebody created this intentionally.

In Polish it is more concise:

Ateistą jestem z powodów moralnych. Uważam, że twórcę rozpoznajemy poprzez jego dzieło. W moim odczuciu świat jest skonstruowany tak fatalnie, że wolę wierzyć, iż nikt go nie stworzył!

Which, more literally, translates to something like:

I am an atheist for moral reasons. I think that a creator we recognize by his work. In my opinion, the world is constructed so bad that I prefer to believe that no one created it!

So, would it be possible to investigate what Lem said, more exactly? 03:24, 8 October 2016 (UTC)