"Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Wislawa Szymborska on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Wislawa Szymborska on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Wislawa Szymborska on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Wislawa Szymborska on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Wislawa Szymborska on William Shakespeare
"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."
"All the best have something in common, a regard for reality, an agreement to its primacy over the imagination."
"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."