"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."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."Wislawa Szymborska on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."Wislawa Szymborska on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."Wislawa Szymborska on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."Wislawa Szymborska on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."Wislawa Szymborska on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life."
"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."