"I cannot imagine any writer who would not fight for his peace and quiet."
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."Wislawa Szymborska on Jimi Hendrix
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."Wislawa Szymborska on Mahatma Gandhi
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."Wislawa Szymborska on Mother Teresa
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."Wislawa Szymborska on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one."Wislawa Szymborska on John Lennon
"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."
"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 speak for more than an hour exclusively about poetry. At that point, life itself takes over again."