Stanislaw Jerzy Lec quotes:

+1
Share
Pin
Like
Send
Share
  • Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

  • The weakest link in a chain is the strongest because it can break it.

  • You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories.

  • Value your words. Each one may be the last.

  • Each snowflake in an avalanche pleads not guilty.

  • Telling lies does not work in advertising.

  • Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?

  • You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories

  • When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.

  • Morality is either a social contract or you have to pay cash.

  • Don't trust the heart, it wants your blood.

  • People find life entirely too time-consuming.

  • When smashing monuments, save the pedestals-they always come in handy.

  • You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.

  • If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he entitled to happiness?

  • A tired exclamation mark is a question mark.

  • He who limps is still walking.

  • Each juggler should be trained in the ignorance of the laws of physics.

  • Whenever man begins to doubt himself, he does something so stupid that he is reassured.

  • Those who put blinders on their eyes should remember that the set also includes bridle and a whip.

  • Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man. But they don't bite everybody.

  • Does a little fish, swimming though the net's eye, suffer from inferiority complex?

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

  • Never lie when the truth is more profitable.

  • I prefer the sign NO ENTRANCE to the sign which says NO EXIT.

  • There are parodies of non-existent things.

  • Many who had been ahead of their time, had to wait for her in very uncomfortable quarters.

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

  • No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible."

  • The first requisite for immortality is death.

  • Politics: a Trojan horse race.

  • Never saw off the branch you are on, unless you are being hanged from it.

  • Sometimes something worth doing is worth overdoing.

  • A sodomite got very excited looking at a zoology text. Does this make it pornography?

  • No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.

  • The window to the world can be covered by a newspaper.

  • Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man, but they don't bite everybody.

  • 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.

  • "Oh to be old again," said a young corpse.

  • A fat person lives shorter but eats longer.

  • A man who is a genius and doesn't know it, probably isn't.

  • A sweet thing, perspective - a chance to see your enemies so small.

  • Advice to writers: Sometimes you just have to stop writing. Even before you begin.

  • All Gods were immortal.

  • All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.

  • Among giants, try and be a dwarf; among dwarfs, try and be a giant; but among equals, try and be an equal

  • An apt aphorism half kills, half immortalizes.

  • An empty envelope that is sealed contains a secret.

  • An error becomes an error when born as truth.

  • Artistic honesty sometimes prevents an artist from being born.

  • At the beginning there was the Word; at the end just the Cliche.

  • Be yourself. A horse without the lancer is still a horse; a lancer without the horse is just a man.

  • Believers believe in resurrection, atheists only in comebacks.

  • Beyond each corner, new directions lie in wait.

  • Burning stakes do not lighten the darkness.

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

  • Do I believe? God only knows.

  • Do I have no soul as punishment for not believing in the soul?

  • Do not make gods in your own images.

  • Do not turn your back on anyone. You may be painted on one side only.

  • Even Einstein had to rely for his time on his clock.

  • Every bush can burn if you fire it with your imagination.

  • Every now and then you meet a man whose ignorance is encyclopedic.

  • Every scarecrow has a secret ambition to terrorize.

  • Everything is illusion. Even that last sentence.

  • He who wants to get to the source must swim against the current.

  • Here lies William Trollope, Who made these stones roll up; When death took his soul up, His body filled this hole up

  • How many prison years in the years since Christ!

  • I am against using death as a punishment. I am also against using it as a reward.

  • I don't agree with mathematics; the sum total of zeros is a frightening figure.

  • I has a dream about reality. It was such a relief to wake up.

  • If you are not a psychiatrist, stay away from idiots. They are too stupid to pay a layman for his company.

  • If you do not know his language, you will never understand a foreigner's silence.

  • Illiterates have to dictate.

  • Impartiality is not neutrality. It is partiality for justice.

  • In a war of ideas it is people who get killed.

  • In order for you to be yourself, you have to be somebody first.

  • Intelligence, in diapers, is invisible. And when it matures, out the window it flies. We have to pounce on it earlier.

  • It isn't easy to live after death. It takes a lifetime.

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

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

  • Let him who is without guilt cast the first stone. A trap. Because then he will be no longer without guilt.

  • Love of one's country recognizes no frontiers... of other countries.

  • Man is fatally slow on the uptake; it always takes him until the next generation to understand what's going on.

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

  • Many who tried to enlighten were hanged from the lamppost.

  • Men have slow reflexes. In general it takes several generations later for them to understand.

  • Most of the sighs we hear have been edited.

  • Myth is nothing more than ancient gossip.

  • Never saw the branch you are sittin on, unless they are trying to hang you from it.

  • Never turn your back on reality. It surrounds you.

  • Oh, to know God's private address.

  • On the top of each peak you are on the edge of the abyss

  • One has to multiply thoughts to the point where there aren't enough policemen to control them

  • Pants get shiny even on a throne.

  • Perfect imitations must share the fate of the originals.

  • Pity that the only way to paradise is in a hearse.

  • Powerless rage can work miracles.

  • Proverbs contradict each other. That is the wisdom of a nation.

  • Puritans should wear fig leaves on their eyes.

  • Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's; and unto human beings, what?

  • Some people drop their wings in order to grow a hump

  • Sometimes you have to be silent to be heard.

  • Stupidity is no excuse of not thinking.

  • Suppose you succeed in breaking the wall with your head. And what, then, will you do in the next cell?

  • The constitution of a country should not violate the constitutions of its citizens.

  • The consumer's side of the coffin lid is never ostentatious.

  • The exit is usually where the entrance was.

  • The first condition of immortality is death.

  • The man who bows before the ruler, shows his behind to the courtiers

  • 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.

  • The spirit of the times can haunt even the atheists.

  • There is a dispute about the existence of God. Both sides try to hide that they killed Him - even before He came into being.

  • There were grammatical errors even in his silence.

  • To god what is God's, to Caesar what is Caesar's. To humans - what?

  • To whom should we marry Freedom, to make it multiply?

  • We are all equal before the law, but not before those appointed to applyit.

  • We looked into each other's eyes. I saw myself, she saw herself.

+1
Share
Pin
Like
Send
Share