"All the best have something in common, a regard for reality, an agreement to its primacy over the imagination."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."Wislawa Szymborska on Albert Einstein
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."Wislawa Szymborska on Dr. Seuss
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."Wislawa Szymborska on Albert Einstein
"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty."Wislawa Szymborska on Albert Einstein
"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?"Wislawa Szymborska on Sun Tzu
"Let the people who never find true love keep saying that there's no such thing. Their faith will make it easier for them to live and die."
"Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life."
"Each of us has a very rich nature and can look at things objectively, from a distance, and at the same time can have something more personal to say about them. I am trying to look at the world, and at myself, from many different points of view. I think many poets have this duality."
"I cannot imagine any writer who would not fight for his peace and quiet."
"I cannot speak for more than an hour exclusively about poetry. At that point, life itself takes over again."